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RATINGS: 2176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2003
I've heard great things about this one for a while(working at a liqour store...)Glad I scored a cool belgian goblet tonight(w/ trois pistoles logo on it) & was in the mood for a great belgian which is what I got.Pours out w/ a nice amber-tinted head/nice lace.Smells awesome/chocolate/licorice.Tastes just as good.Lots of carbonation.Full mouthfeel/nice hops/dry finish/the yeast isn't overpowering(yeah!)I love this brew! & for 3.49 w/ the employee discount(I'm a very happy man!)Highly recomended(reminds me of really awesome barley-wine but not as thick?)Alcohol is quite detectable/smooths as it warms.I personally couldn't keep these around the house to age as good as it is already...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Nice burgundy / brownish color ale with a big head on top. Taste is almost overpowered by a fruity / raisin flavour. I did find that this stuff does get better when cellared, as it says on the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2661) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2003
POW! The cork damn near fired out on its own! HEEHEE. Handsome tan/light brown head. Dark brown, chestnut color, pretty. Fruity nose with some licorice and breadyness too. Med/full body. co2 dances on the tongue. Full somewhat slick mouthfeel. Chocolate, fruity(banannas) and dark roasted grains combine pleasently, leading to a dry groovily lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Dark amber/garnet color. Fluffy light tan head. Smells of dark fruit and candy sugar. Tastes of plums, black cherries and black raspberries, with a bare hint of chocolate. Finishes dry, slightly bitter and astringent, with a notable alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Burgundy in color with medium foamy head. Aroma is fruity and chocolatly with nice strong malt smell too.Smooth and sweet in the mouth. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. A great beer for the money!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomC1972 (4) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2003 does not count
Poured a dark amber to mahogony with a light beige head of small bubbles which dissipated quickly, but left a nice lace on the glass as sipping. Nice malty aroma with heavy caramel mouthfeel. Velvety smooth throughout with a slight tangy finish. I loved this ale and went well with a hearty steak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7621) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2003
pretty strange stuff. weirdarse whiteboard marker and amyl nitrate aroma leads into rockmelon and brown sugar flavour, then some vanilla sherbet and aged port woodiness. aftertaste a little sour, reminiscent of stale cask wine. didn't quite come together right but extra marks for strangeness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Deeply rich and turbulent in the pour, aromatic, with scents filling the room upon uncorking. Fomay, white head, that dissipates quickly and the flavor is something unique in it's flavors of bubblegum and saltwater taffy. Strong chewy hints of of toffee and cotton candy, this would make a very good after dinner drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2003
deep burgundy pour, with a wonderful complex aroma, green apples, cherries and chocolate. generous frothy head. full bodied and smooth with a bite at the end followed by a long dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 POTENT. This brew will explode on your toungue. The key word here is Twizzlers. Acidic finish.

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