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RATINGS: 124   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
19th Rating from 3rd Annual Woodshop tasting in Temple City, CA. 3/1/08. One hell of a day put on by Cquiroga, thanks for a killer day Chris. Also spent the day there with bikesanbeer, my girlfriend Cyn, wetherel, JohnC, DenverLogan, dirty_martini, jasparg, DrBil, IPAFiend, awaisanen and many others, this was one crazy day. Hand Bottled 12oz. Pours dark brown with an off white island. Nose is very licorice like. Tastes is ruddy and I canít read what I wrote but I think it was yeasty. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
another winner from RR...but not one of their usual offerings. i know this is a black ale...but it was much more like a schwartzbier. i didnt get a whole lot of belgian yeastiness...if anything it seemed to have a clean yeast profile. a lightly sweet with a nice roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Tap @ Russian River (I still love saying that). Poured a very dark brown-black color with an off-white head. The aroma is of sweet roasted malt with yeasty esters and a hint of coffee. The flavor was semi-sweet with roasted malt and a Belgian yeasty character. Coffee on the finish that mixes with some floral hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
On-tap at RR 2/18/08. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights. Fizzy off-white head that fades quick and leaves minimal lace. Smells of dark overripe fruits and malts. Also smells somewhat toasty. Taste is dark malty, not toasty dark, just dark. Somewhat sweet and dark fruity as well, plums maybe. Medium body with nice carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 On tap @ the brewery. Pours almost black with halo of an off white head. Nose is a bit hoppy and dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, raisin and a subtle hoppiness with a slight smokey finish. Nice mouthfeel, also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (831) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Dark brown with small head. Aroma is minimal. Somewhat like a schwarz bier but with slight unsweetened chocolate, blackberry, bitter nuts, red wine notes and bittersweet cocoa.

   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 Iíve ever used in a rating. Well-balanced with some nice malts. Chocolate tones, tobacco-grass aroma. Firm mouthfeel, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - 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 wasnít loving the beer itself.

   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.

   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.

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