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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editors Note: Fall 2015 release was Aged in Oak and can be found here:
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2225) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bomber. Bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small dissipating off-white head; collapses into a soapy collar. Aroma is strong in coriander; caramel less so. Fruit (plums) and Belgian funk come out after it warms up. Taste is sweet and meaty with a little bitterness around the edges. Has a nice Belgian taste to it but the body could be bigger.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
sgallant (49) - USA - AUG 14, 2011
Smells and tastes like malt and coriander. I’m not a big fan but it does taste like Seattle. Malty and monotone.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Dark hazelnut with a beige head. Hazelnut with wild barnyard yeast aroma. Sweet, dry. Full bodied, milky, salty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15703) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Draught@Pike brewpub, Downtown Seattle
Dark red-brown color, good creamy beige head, good lacing. Caramel, toasted malts and sugar, dark fruits (plums) in the nose. Medium-bodied. Candy sugar, plums, figs, caramel, some smoke and Belgian yeast in the flavor. Typical American style dark abbey ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1047) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
On tap at Pike brewery. Pours hazy brown hue with an off-white head and light lacing. Aroma is of dark fruit, caramel, some Belgium yeast and hints of hops. Taste is of brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel and Belgium yeast. Medium, balanced finish. Nicely made brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Dark, clear, reddish=brown with a small tan head. Aroma sweet and strong of caramel, banana, vanilla, molasses and figs. The taste is thankfully a bit milder than the aroma, but it seems like it’s just a watered down shadow. The flavor is ok though. The alcohol is pretty well blended and the beer tastes much more balanced than expected, finishing with a nice mild bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Very simple, not complex, nothing at all stands out for this beer. Balanced but in a very boring way. I cannot recommend this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bomber. Pours a dark chestnut color with a thin layer of tan head. The aroma is mostly caramelized sugars along with some banana bread and cloves notes. The flavor blends candi sugars, cloves and dried figs with a little bit of banana, prunes and caramel malt in the background. The body is moderately carbonated with a dry, malty finish and slightly chalky clove aftertaste. Not bad as a dessert beer although a little goes a long way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Sampled on 6/2/2011. This American Strong Ale pours a slightly cloudy amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, caramel and slightly spicy. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. Some candi sugar, molasses and tobacco flavors as well. The hops are earthy and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. A touch on the sweet side as the candi sugar and molasses flavor come out more as the beer warms. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Brown, not much head. Light aroma of fig. All malt - all slightly toasted malt with the feel a bit chalky. Ok, but not really my style either.


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