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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Underdogs88 (140) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Malty, sweet aroma with pleasant dark fruit esters and a light clove spice. Hops aren't apparent on the nose. No diacytyl or DMS. The appearance is a cloudy dark amber with a nice long lasting off-white head. The flavor has a malty, caramel sweetness with a licorice note on the finish. Fruity esters are moderate. The beer is malt forward. The mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth milkshake like feel. No astringency is noticed. The carbonation is medium high. Overall, a great example of the style. Extremely smooth with a pleasant aroma and taste. A nice after dinner beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
From pint bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a fluffy cream coloured head. Aromas of dark toffee, dates, raisins, currants and spice. Taste is all dark fruit at the front end before a gentle roasty bitterness comes in. Chocolate and maybe a little black coffee towards the end. Medium bodied with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Liked this a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2436) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2014
750ml bottle in Seattle. Pretty and rich brown, good head. Sweet dubbel, really a terrific aroma that reminds of Belgian browns and old ales. Some tart red fruit, balanced alcohol and leathery notes. One of the better American versions of a Belgian style. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1580) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Velvety red body with a thick, lasting beige head. Great lacing. Aroma of toffee, strawberry syrup, wood and creamy malt. Flavour of red apple, salted caramel and yeast. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. A brilliant, complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (496) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
bottle. Dark ruby colour, large fluffy head. Sweet, fruits and apple, honey, caramel, belgian yeast. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
siennaemerson (19) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Ommegang really captures that abbey ale essence. It compares nicely to Chimay red. It has all the soft ale-fruit taste, like hints of apple and banana, with a nice moderate hoppiness, and cloudy brown color.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
750ml corked and caged. Ruby in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of sultanas, toffee, and dried orchard fruit. Strong toffee-ish malt flavor along with red apple, and herbs. Light bodied. On point style wise, but a touch fruity for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
rjmc64 (20) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours medium brown with a big fluffy had that dissipates quickly. Nose is dank and musty. Rapidly evolving flavors from honey to fig to toffee. Semi dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
UXO (414) - CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours clear amber-brown with one finger of loose light tan head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy dark fruits - raisins, figs, dates - toffee malt, faint spice. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, slight sour. (6/10) Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, warming finish. (4/5) Iím a little puzzled by this one - I was expecting something a little more polished. The alcohol, for example, is immediately apparent on the nose, and thereís a bit of sour in the finish that Iím not entirely sure should be there. The bottle looked a little chewed up, so itís possible I ended up with an old or badly-handled one. I may need to re-review this later, possibly from a proper corked 750ml bottle. (11/20)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a roan brown color with a medium sized beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with toffee and spiced fruits. The taste was caramel and green apple. The palate was thin and disappointing. Finished short dry. Overall: meh

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Big corked bottle from four firkins. Dark mahogany with slightly tan head. Funky sour raisin, sweet date nose. Extremely smooth. Sweet with slight tartness, finishes warm and raisin. Delicious.


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