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RATINGS: 338   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


eruizgarcia's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (298) - - APR 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 How great it is to find truly unique beers. This looks like a stout but is lighter bodied and very carbonated. Strong aroma of malts and oats, and a very sweet finish. Great beer!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (770) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2016 Presentation: it was poured from a 1 pint 9 .4 fluid ounce bottle into and Ommegang tulip glass. The label has a nice description of the beer and it lists the alcohol at 8.9% abv.Appearance: the body has a dark brown almost black color with a thick Light tan head on top. The head hangs on well and leaves some slick leasing behind as I drink.Aroma: aroma is fairly light overall but brings mellow dark-roasted malts along with subtle hints of dark fruit. The nearly 9% ABV adds to the nose as well.Taste/Palate: Up front I get light almond and mellow roasted malt notes. Sweet dark fruit notes of figs, plums and raisins move in with caramel like sweetness as well as some sweet boozy alcohol notes. Hop bitterness comes in late and adds mild herbal bitterness to the finish. The palate is full and somewhat sticky yet well carbonated as I would expect from a big Dark Belgian Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (540) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 750 ml bottle. Appearance: Pours nearly pitch black, not much light getting through, huge tan head. Aroma: Lot of dark fruit, some yeast, toffee and caramel, brown sugar. Taste: Bread crust, dark roasted malt with some chocolate, dark fruit, finishes with moderate bitterness of bitter chocolate and cloves. Palate: Medium body, velvety carbonation. Overall: Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadski (49) - California, USA - APR 9, 2016
Aroma lacks a forward alcohol presence which is nice. Great foamy pour that took forever to dissipate. Chocolate notes that aren't too overbearing in the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours cola brown with minimal head. Aroma of cherry, fig, and raisin with cherry, raisin flavor with some chocolate and some caramel. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1526) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Black with thick foamy lasting brown head; aroma is mild herbal and hints of chocolate; flava is herbal hop and fruit prunes; feels light not watery fizzy zing; finishes bitter some tangy roastiness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
750ml.bottle shared with Quevillon.The color is a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is of barley,sweet oats and alcohol. The taste also of barley,oats wheat and malt with a sweet finish and the alchol very present.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (702) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
On tap. Dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma yeast, purple fruits, brown sugar. Full body, some carbonation, a touch of alcohol warmth, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, raisiny, malty, pretty good, maybe a little too sweet and sticky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Cherry aromas, nutty, slight banana, purple grapes. Jet black with a mostly lasting beige head. Mostly dry, fruity, woodsy earth, a little green. Medium-full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle opened at Kevin’s. Raisin and cola with some dark notes and yeasty quality Good.
Earlier Rating: 4/2/2012 Total Score: 3.8
750 from Liquor Barn. Raisin and plum. Big carbonated taste. Some cola. Quadish in flavor and taste. Very nice.


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