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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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There is one who foretells what is coming. How the future grows darker each day. That an ancient voice soon will be calling, and good folks will be caught in its sway.

For the soothsayer brews a magnificent ale, deep and black, through the blackest of arts. He predicts its pure notes, without secrets or spice, will tempt tongues, will turn heads, will steal hearts.



Malts: Pils, pale, cara crystal, aroma, Midnight Wheat, Cara Pils, flaked oats. Hops: Spalter Select and Styrian Golding. Yeast: Ommegang house yeast. Spices: None

OG: 19.5 Plato

FG: 4.18 Plato

ABV 8.7%

IBU 24


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8987) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Draught @ Beer Revolution, San Francisco.
Pours pitch black color with small head. Aroma of dark ripe fruits, caramel and dark malts. Flavour of dark malts, some sugar, dark ripe fruits and caramel. Sweetish malty palate with a mild sourish twist.
5335

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Serving: draft at Fire Works Leesburg. Pours black with a light tan head. The nose has light dark fruit and roast notes. The flavor has notes of earth, roast, bubble gum, musty yeast, and stone fruit. Medium body with soft carbonation. Tasty. Updated tasting: A 750 ml bottle from Total Wine Sterling. The nose smells of old shoes and cola. The flavor has a strong anise note with notes of cola and musty hops and malt. Not appealing at all and a drain pour. Proof positive that this brew doesn’t age well at all. I’m leaving the rating the same based on the draft version.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyburnette (26) - - JUL 16, 2012
Dark sweet malt taste. Good head retention. Clear fruit presence, most notably cherry. Slight hop flavors. Moderate alcohol finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft at Tyler’s in Raleigh. Dark, not quite black with a big, fizzy head. A delicious combination of black licorice, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Tons of flavor with a sharp carbonation that cleans the palate, making it easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Dark brownish pour, light head. Aroma of dark dried fruits, some yeast, cherries. Flavor is fruity, yeasty and a hint of licorice. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours black with a thick khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Notes of caramel, bread, and raisin on the nose. Big malt and raisin on the tongue. Wears its nearly 9 percent easily. Finishes clean. Solid!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle from DiarmaidBHK - pours a deep black with a finger of tan head, some lacing. Aroma has dark fruits, malt, and some caramel. Taste is bitter sweet, some alcohol on the dryish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: rounded, mellow , hint of alcohol heat. Fruity warmth with mild pepper, touches of vanilla. Slightly sugary ending. 7-
Appearance: hazed brown, medium beige creamy head. Presentable.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Slight tartness, mellow mid, slightly yeasty character, medium low carbonation. Dry hop element. Fruity cherry like dryness at finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown color. Dark tan head, foamy, and long lasting. Fruity nose, with cherry, blackberry, chocolate, and caramel. Malty character, with dark fruits of cherry, plum, and raisin, along with some bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours a deep rich dark chocolate with a magnificent head. Nose is yeasty and malty. Taste is yeasty with hints of chocolate and malt with the alcohol breaking through. Finish with the same flavors with a moderate duration. Nice BSA.......Quaff Score 8 / 10... nice sipping beer over dessert.


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