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RATINGS: 2225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 20   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
Bottle. Must've got a little warm, because this opened with a gusher. Fortunately, I saved most of it. A thin, fizzy head under a dark brown body. Has a deep, rich taste of molasses or brown sugar, with subtle spiciness and tart highlights. Carbonation gives it kind of a champagne-like texture. It's winey-sweet without being cloying, and I also get notes of slow charries and raisins. Pouring in the sediment from the bottom adds an impression of grape tannins. Very finely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 I went to Cooperstown NY this week, enjoyed the Hall of Fame and enjoyed this super tasting beer. Really great taste. Nice dark appearance, with a pleasant aroma, Really great taste with a very good aftertaste. Maybe the best Ommegang brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbllmm (56) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2016
Grand beer! Faint nose of black plums. Mouth is full body coffee and chocolate with dried fruits, plums, apricots, sultanas, a light touch of licorice. Very well balanced with enough acidity to be fresh and not too sweet. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Aromas of fig, black licorice, raisins and a little spice. Apperance was a deep murky brown, with very small floaters, medium carbonation, and the head was thin and tan. Flavors were similar to the aroma with the licorice being at the forefront, and the caramel and dark fruits lurking in the background. Overall not my favorite from ommegang but still a very solid brew.Originally rated on 10/8/2008.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1355) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle from Red Star. Deep mahogany pour. Fruitful aroma with booze, malt, toffee, honey and earth. Flavor is malt, chocolate, licorice and dark fruits and berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattChiasson (52) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Out of the bottle, poured light brown, cloudy, with a big rocky persistent tan head. Absolutely beautful in the glass. Malt forward notes of brown raisin bread, molasses, along with fig, cinnamon, and chocolate covered cherries. Rich and complex. Sublime. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2016
BOTTLE. Crimson to brown colour with minimal white head.. Berries & plum nose sweetness, malt is hidden.. Sweet malt backbone, dark berry, toffee apple sweetness finishes quickly, where’s the ABV?? Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
For the book. Aroma is caramel, earthy hops, wood, it barely smells like anything. Appearance is brown, light tan head, not clear. Taste is caramel, wood, earthy hops, dirt, dry, some fruit, yep, it’s a dubbel. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody fruity aftertaste. Overall, this may be the best dubbel I’ve had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4099) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Pours clear deep mahogany with low light tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, toffee, roasted malt, figs and dates. Taste is sweet and complex, mild bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth, with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dervock (1004) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle - pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is dried fruit, burnt sugar, rummy. Taste is sweet burnt sugar and fruit, leading to dry sweet boozy finish. Palate is fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby red color with a thick tan head. Aroma is of honey, raisins, yeast and some spice. Full body, lots of carbonation, the taste has a sweet characteristic along with some dried fruit and yeast. Finish is a little dry and just a slight tartness on the sides of the tongue after the swallow. Excellent!

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