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RATINGS: 2050   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (568) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Ruby brown. Nose is of sweetness and some alcohol. Taste is of rich maltiness. Full bodied. Carmel, alcohol orange peel and raisons. Aftertaste has light bitterness. Fizzy carbonation. Delicious and filling.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zildjian62 (1) - Lockport, New York, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
One of the best beers i have tasted.three philosophers is also very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap at the Mayor of Oldtown. Appearance: small khaki head, great lacing, dark amber to light brown color. Aroma: toasty malt, light floral, prune, molasses, leafy yeast. Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture, dry finish. Taste: dark sweetness of molasses and malt with light sweetness undertones of fruit. Overall, great beer, good balance, unique for style, but not too far off track of tradition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3486) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters, some oxidation. Flavour is cherry and other red frtuits, caramel and some liquorice notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1233) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
A touch of alcohol in the nose, sweet bready character with notes of honey, like pumpernickel bread with honey lightly spread on it. A little fruity. Very drinkable for the style. Nice beer in a style I tend to not care for.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gonzoforbeer (19) - Coram, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
Great Abby ale gorgeous dark color only surpassed by its great taste and aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
In a bottle a good tasting abbey ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RevBFG (21) - - APR 9, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Deep burgundy pour with fluffy white head. Smells if toffee and tastes just like dates. Delicious, complex beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (206) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
Tap, reddish brown pour with an off white head, sweet taste of caramel and honey with some light chocolate notes, nice balance, very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. brown with two finger head. sweet malt with caramel and toffee. dark fruit and chocolate. nice solid complexity. very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (56) - Toronto, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
A big bottle shared with my brother-in-law. Pours with a persistent, fluffy tan head with lacing. Rich red-brown colour. Smells of malts, raisins. Tastes of malts, sweet, and Belgian yeasts.


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