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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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A dark Belgian Ale brewed for Valentines Day. OG 1.058, ABV 6.10%, BU's 24


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at RR. Poured hazy dark brown with beige head. Aroma malty roast bomb oat. Light carb med bod. Taste oats galore drying roast

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Dark amber brown coloured pour with a sticky lasting beige head. Aroma is spicy red fruit, cakey and toffee malts, little wood. Flavour is composed of nutty toasted malts, red berry, little raisin, just a hint of roast. Palate is semi sweet, frothy, moderate carbonation. Lingering berry and cake. Hint of spice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft at Toronado nose is dark grapes and fruit. Flavor is coffee malt and lightly chocolate. Really awesome lots of dark grains and complexity. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Draught at Toronado SF. Opaque black liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, light ash, toast and light grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of licorice, coffee and wood. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at Toronado. Deep copper brown pour with creamy tan head. Aroma is very toasty, light molasses. Taste is toasty, very bready, nice soft sweet malt notes. Palate is med bodied with smooth carbonation. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft at Toronado SF. Pours deep brown-black with a creamy tan head. Light Belgian yeast in the nose, light roast, char. Ightbready-medium sweet flavor with ashy roast, scorched earth, baking cocoa, some leathery dried fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lingering ash. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a fairly transparent copperish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells of dark malt and coffee roast alongside soft notes of Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a mildly bitter medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8431) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Spicy, roasty nose, raisins, chocolate. Black with lace. Sweet flavor, umami, soy sauce, spicy yeast, licorice, chocolate. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark copper with small beige head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, raisin, licorice. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, light dry finish, good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (484) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 4 x 7 15 3.75 3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again? Starts with plum, ends with dirt (in the best possible way). Very earthy.


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