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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Tap. Dark mahogany, moderate head. Nice texture on the tongue, very thoroughly covering all the taste buds but not overwhelmingly so. Jeez, that was the least inspired sentence I’ve ever used in a rating. Well-balanced with some nice malts. Chocolate tones, tobacco-grass aroma. Firm mouthfeel, good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Reddish brown. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, roast, moderate hops, spicy Belgian yeast. Medium to light body, relatively high carbonation. Cool idea, but wasn’t loving the beer itself.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Lots and Lots of ripe dark fruit wine very winelike characteristics. The nose leads into a very soft clean and underwhelming body. roasted and bready flavors come thru up front with a very mid palate that falls off too quickly.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Pours a clear Mahogany brown with a thin lasting film of a head. Aroma is woody, white wine, oak, light diacetyl, tart and tannin like with some herbal hops. Woody and wine-like, tannins, grapeskin, nutty malts, earthy and spicy hops, some solventy phenols. Ok finish and mouthfeel. Not too great though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Courtesy of Hopdog. Poured medium/dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma was carmel, dark fruits, and mild molasses. Flavors were red grapes (mostly skin), carmel, mild coffee, and subtle smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Thanks to cquiroga for this sample. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, yeast, caramel, roast and I also got a light smokiness to it. Tastes of dark fruits, toffee, nuts, and light chocolate. Tastes and body one the thinner side. Light lacing left on the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this hand bottled. Pours a translucent ruby brown with a tan bubbly head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, sweet roastiness, some dark fruits and a light hop bitterness. Flavor was a bit watery, roasty with some dark fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
Draft. Dark beer with a nice off-white head. Light roasty/caramel/malty aroma. Plum fruits, caramel, and lots of malt in the flavor with light sourness. Easy ending.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
On tap, poured at the 2006 Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party. Murky brown coloring with a thin ring of light beige head. Very Belgian aroma of cinnimon, clove, blackberry, and raisin spice. Texture is a bit thin, but has interesting roasted malt and coffee textures that are a pleasant surprise when revealed after the yeasty breadiness. Belgian rendition of a nut brown ale, anyone? Smack of nutty gouda cheese.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing that coated the glass. Aroma of toffee, yeast, malts, spices, and light citrus fruits. Taste is chocolately, with dried fruits, nuts, and a faint yeastiness as well.


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