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RATINGS: 2214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Poured into a brandy snifter, it still has only a subtle aroma, toffee and raisons. But the flavor is not so subtle; rich and complex with sweet burnt sugar malts playing with dark fruits (plums) and yeasty esters (clove, a little banana). The aroma becomes a little more intense as it warms and you swirl away all that nasty carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (472) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
750ml bottle. Hazy redish brown with beige head. Aroma is malty with belgo yeast, dried fruits, raisins, figs and slight alcohol. Taste is dry with belgo yeast, sweet malts, dried fruits and slight alcohol warmth. Dry medium mouthfeel, low carbonation and malty dried fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (259) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Smells of cherry and burbon some sweet Orange peel and rustic finish. Super dark bergondy color with large pillows off white head. Taste is quite complex, with sweet malts starting things off then tons of corriander taste with a bit of Orange peel flavor, some booziness nice smooth finish. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Great beer need to try more from you guys. Nice work!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2055) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Smooth malty flavours. Chocolate, toast. Syrupy palate. Long length. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GC1379 (14) - - MAY 18, 2016
Large Format Bottle - poured dark red brown - creamy tan head that lingered through the whole glass - nice balance on the pallet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (147) - - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma of licorice, raisin, plums and fruitcake. Malty flavour with licorice and star anise coming though. Some sweetness. Nice rich beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (469) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
At Milanos. Pours dark brown with a malty initial taste. Then a taste of caramel and a subtle difference- someone mentioned liquorice. A creamy smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2016
Dark ruddy hazy colored pour with thin film of tan bubbles. Aroma is complex - lots of malt as expected with tons of dark fruits, plums, raisins, some cocoa, caramel - almost too much for my sensitive sniffer... but in a good way. Flavor is good but not quite as exciting - still malty with some prune and sweetness. Fairly clean finish. Very good, but a little wacky. Still looking for my ideal dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12792) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottled, 355ml, aged 4 yrs, from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham,. Dark brown ruby with cream head. The ageing has worked very nicely with this, smooth and rich malts lead the way, there is a port wine element with a prune like fruitiness. Christmas cake and just a hint of herbiness. True to its style most of the way but perhaps lacking the Belgian yeasty element. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Seffle (443) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle gift from EVSJ 160409. 8.5 abv. Pours a clear dark mahoganny with lacing espressolike head. Sweetish nose with dried fruits, prunes and figs. Sweet first palate with figs, prunes. Dark chocolate. Dry adstringent finish. Excellent Belgian ale style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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