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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Editors Note: Fall 2015 release was Aged in Oak and can be found here:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours a dark almost blackish brown. Nose and taste of caramel malts, toffee, cocoa, tobacco and brown sugar. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2007
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop hazy cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutty, some chocolate, caramel, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, nutty, some caramel, earthy, light toffee, alcohol. Creamy medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (12903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at Pike pub, pours dark amber. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt and some sweet dark fruits. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of rich dark fruit and breadiness. Flavor of cola, malt, hops, and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
A clear brown ale with a thin white off white head. A caramel malt aroma with nice torrefied notes, vinous. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with nutty notes, sweet chocolate, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. Tasted April 2007.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and dark copper color. Aroma is very faint sweet. Taste is medium malt-caramel, secondary sugar, yeast, faint spice. A very tame, malty interpretation of the style(Oh, it’s not a double/Dubbel, it’s an American Strong Ale that’s very tame).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle at Madsberg 2008 Tasting. Pours deep red with a small, creamy, off-white, film head. Aroma has fine caramel, lots of hops. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet, lots of caramel and sugar. Fair amount of bitterness in the finish, but it should have been less sweet and cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy spices and vinous notes. Flavor is malt dominant with lightly tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Once Upon a Vine South Richmond, VA, opened 6/26/10. Pours a clear dark brownish-ruby color with a medium frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with notes of toffee, raisins. The taste is toffee, candi sugar, chocolate, toastiness, faint citrus and a mildy hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Sweetness, caramel and some fruits in the aroma. Flavavour is quite herbal and sweet. Light spiced and caramel. Medium bodied. Spiced and light bitter end.

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