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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"INFUSCO" was inspired by a unique yeast's ability to gently weave character and flavor into the beers it ferments. A sweet body balanced with a big alcohol warmth and a touch of hops. Lingering rich flavors add to the complexity. Try aging this one for a year or two at cellar temperatures and compare the flavors that will emerge. For a "SLOW" experience pair this with smoked cheese, baked whole grain crackers, blackened peppercorn rib eye steaks, rich dark chocolate, hazelnut crepes or a fresh dark wrapped maduro cigar.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2386) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Thin head of varying sized bubbles that disappeared almost instantly. Rich malty aroma with some dried fruit, raisins, a bit of soy sauce and maybe a bit of smoked peat. Color is a very dark crimson brown. Roasty and smokey flavor up front that dissipates into a strong malty and slightly sweet flavor. Smoke comes back late swallow again. Some herbal notes and more soy sauce. Hides its alcohol very well. FInishes a tad dry and smokey. Not what I would classify as a belgian but still a decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
65clbott@Strasbourg Mondial de la Biere. Spicy faint caramel nose. Deep orange in color, non filtered. Plastic, caramel, honey and some hops in taste, choccolate and coffe as well Medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2352) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2009
Brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Mint aroma with some malty touches. Full creamy palate. Finish is smokey roasted nicely balanced with some bitter touches ending slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Poured dark brown with small fizzy tan head. Nose is drum tobacco, char, alcohol, and a bit of smoke and overlying sweetness. Flavor is more tobacco and sweet unbalanced alcohol. I donít think I finished all of this one.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Yuck. Actually poured this one out (and it takes a lot for me to actually pour out a brew). Funky aroma of dark fruit, smoke, black pepper, and lemonzest. Flavor is sweet, sour, and peppery...lots of chocolate and tobacco with a weird lactic sourness. Very thin body with little carbonation and visually similar to murky pond water. Avoid!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
The appearance is deep red-black. Tall rocky head. In the light it takes on a deep purple. Opaque. The smell is a very smoky initial aroma wafting. Dark grainy sour(-ish) malt. Dark grapes. Dark and rich and comiplex all around. The taste is grainy dark toasted barley, topped with heavy smoky BBQ. Ends like a dark, dark ale; like a dark Belgian ale with a sour(-ish) barleywine flavor. Raisins, plums. The feel is thick but very dry on the tongue. Terrific dry red wine feel. I like this beer despite that itís sooo dark and wine-like. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Dark candi sugar and spice notes are prominent. Pours a dark brown with nice head.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bomber. Pours a deep dark caramel amber - almost brown with a big tight lasting head. Aroma is nutty soy oxidation (bottled May 2007, lgith fruits and a peppery belgian yeastiness- slight dough and cracker with some toffee and molassess sweet hints over the oxidation. Flavor has a bit more of a cardboard malt oxidation- sharp and long drawn out brown malts, old special B dark sharp crystal faded out by now- some phenolic yeastiness, light toasted malts, some nuts and light chocolate, with just hints of slow roast and light char and smoke- gets a bit leathery and slight old apple skins. Finish is a bit papery and rough. A bit too old.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma is smoke, dark malts, wood. Flavor is smoke, fruits, wood, barley, dark malts, peat, tobacco, esthers. Bitter metallic herbal funky finish. Strange brew. Really strange. I think I see what the brewer was going for here. A few tweaks to the recipe and this could be amazing, but as it stands itís quite flawed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Mild, somewhat sweet aroma. Dark brown body, fluffy light tan head. Flavor is intense. Wood, smokiness, spruce, spicy, a bit of sweetness. Sweetness emerges a little more in the finish, along with a touch of bitterness. An interesting creation. Well done.


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