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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Influenced by a Belgian yeast and good old fashion brewer creativity. Ah yes, lay this one down in your cellars for years to come. Enjoy this one alone for its malt and hop complexity. For entertaining suggestions try a sweet pairing of raisins or sugar coated dates. For a meal start with a soft spreadable herb cheese from fresh cows milk on a nice toasted piece of baguette. Then serve Carbonnade of Beef (Belgian national stew) with candied yams and pan fried green beans tossed with butter and sliced almonds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2010
Hazy brown coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small white head. Strong light roasted and malty aroma with some light alcholic sweet madeira hints. Full palate. Finish is malty and light bitter hinted, with some creamy caramel roasted and light alcholic touches with a short yeasty undertone. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Oís Kook Fest tasting.
Murky brown with a large beige head. Lots of caramel, slight nutty malt and some fruity esters in the background. Plenty of chocolate and dark fruit in the finish. Long grainy feel in the mouth. Rather mucky!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle at Chrisoís Kook Tasting 09. Hazy brown, beige head. Milk choc on aroma. Itís alright, some malt. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee/chocolate/peat, spice hops, yeast. Taste is medium malt-toffee, peat, metallic hops, clashes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at chris_oís "smash Kookís granny tasting". Alround rating: Big roasty malt character, fruity notes of through the the roast dominates, not the cleanest of beers. Acht!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
65clbott@Strasbourg Mondial de la Biere. Dark brown in color with a white frothy head. Smoke and smoked ham nose. Spicy, mint and smoke on the nose. Not a lot of hops. Not really extreme as it says on the bottle. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2009
Hazy light brown coloured beer with a small off-white head and only few carbonation. Malty roasted aroma. Full palate. Finish is only slightly roasted bitter. Very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2009
dark orange-y mahogany brown colored pour topped by 48 bubbles and a sheet of tan foam. the smell reminds me of buttery yeasty raisin studded brioche. add in some brown sugar, cinnamon, florals and a prickly alcohol note to complete it. the flavor contains all the aforementioned notes plus a light tartness, cocoa, chocolate, toasted nuts, wood and a touch of roasty bitterness. weird... itís all over the place. it is medium bodied but feels much thinner since it pretty much lacks carbonation. it is fairly easy to drink otherwise. 6/3/6/2/13/3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1499) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
A deep and rich reddish brown; no head at all. Itís almost purple, incredibly deep and thick. If it had any head whatsoever it would be amazing. Smells like whiskey, strong and instense: you could light this on fire. As it mellows, taks on the properties of a dark Belgian ale with a brown ale mixed in. A stinging Belgian funk in the flavor, wild yeasts. Heavy and harsh sweet caramel malts like a Scotch ale. A little sour(like a geuze/lambic), a little bitter (like a burnt scotch), a little funky (like a brett-laden funkhouse ale). They arenít perfect together; a cola finish. Thick and ashy feel. Strong; a real choker. Itís an interesting, complex, imperfect beer. Lots of flavors, but they donít always mesh perfectly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Just not a fan of this...flavor includes brown sugar, raisin, cocoa, and coffee. Roasted malt is all that makes its way to the nose. Mississippi mud in color with a few large bubbles and a razor thin whisp of a head. Not enough carbonation and thin. Wonít buy again.

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