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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Hints of rum, dates and figs compliment the fruity esters in this strong Belgian style ale. Locally made dark candi syrup helps keep the body surprisingly light in this big beer worthy of rumination.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle share. Clear amber. Spicy dark fruit aroma. Alcohol and fruit malt taste. Nutty. This is more of an American strong. Where's the "Belgian"?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of gum, orange peel, menthol, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. A rather harsh, crude, medicinal rendition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap @ Odin Tap Room. Dark copper colored beer with some off-white foam. Sugary caramel and dried fruits all the way through. A hint of alcohol, particularly on the tongue. Some plum, raisin, and fig. Maybe a hint of dried, sweetened pineapple. Slight phenolic spice quality, too. A little too high boost for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3106) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from my brother. Thanks, Bill! Haxy, murky clear dark copper pour, small soapy head. Aroma of pit fruit and a bit of brown sugar. Taste comes on strong, biting, sweet. Plenty of warmth at the back, but finishes weak. Dry, sweet, and a bit sharp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petebananafish (9) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
It starts out pretty good but it’s not as good as the other strong Belgian beers we just had. Not bad but not amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smallfry (169) - - APR 24, 2015
(Bottle) I have no idea how to rate this. It’s very interesting. Quite dry. I don’t think I like it too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of cola. Nice appearance. An interesting variety of flavors. Strong and a little boozy. Not really sure how to describe it. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atomicpunk22 (15) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
On tap at The Collective in Woodinville, WA. Light off-tan head - good lacing for style. Solid caramel & fruity notes. Good mouthfeel - some heat, but doesn’t drink like 9%. Great domestic example of the style - will drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2014
22 oz bottle pours murky copper. Fruity yeast aroma. Taste is funky and a tad toasty. Not sure I like this. It’s just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (431) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Bottle (22oz $6): pours a dark brown with small tan head. Some lacing. Very tasty beer with cocoa being one of the main tastes..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (540) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle pour, skiff of cream colored head over dark amber/cola colored head, great lacing. Aroma is malt. Flavor is malt, baked peach, raisin and plum, vanilla. Slightly bitter finish. Palate is smooth, rich, but not clingy or syrupy at all, carbonation subdued.

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