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RATINGS: 123   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


lunaticharness' rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
flavor of watered down porter with a belgian twist, blander than the lot, but still would be great in a pinch


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (517) - - MAY 28, 2014
Sample tasted at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The glass was brought with several other samples. The pour was a dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan lasting covering. Aroma is toffee, dark malt notes, and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet caramel, spice notes, and dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and malt finish. From notes 2/19/13.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1754) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
Roasty and full flavoured for the style. Hops not particularly noticeable but then again this is styled as a ’Belgian Black’. Good depth of chocolate runs right through the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2757) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Goblet at brewpub. Good aroma sweet yeasty. Chocolate earthy. Orangy brown color good head faded to a ring. Spotty lace. Sweet and sour flavor. Medium body creamy smooth mouthfeel. Sweet spot finish. Nice. A good moderate sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of earthy notes, malts, yeast and some ripe fruits. Taste is smooth, sweet syrupy, roasty and earthy with some malts and yeast. Finish is smooth, hoppy and roasty with some syrup, earthy notes. A bit strange, feels like a brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Keg at Russian River, Sana Rosa, 27/04/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering that retains well. Nose is toffee, dark malt notes, candied fruit rinds, dates, stoned fruits. Taste comprises frui loaf, spice, stoned fruits, figs, caramel. Mediu bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok well made Belgian stylee, not standout but doesn’t get to sweet nor did I lose interest in it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (891) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a dark amber brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, caramel, citrus and malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel and slight spice flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and malt finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (345) - - APR 13, 2014
Fairly nice dark beer. Claims to be fruity but I only got a treacle flavour. Quite good, but perhaps best in small doses.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3483) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very fruity with over ripe plum, red grapes and some spicy yeast phenolics. The flavor is fruity with plum, pear, dates, light spicy esters, hints of banana and some dirty, ashy roast in the finish. Decent, but not really my kind of thing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark Brown. Nose is cheesy with molasses great body. Sweet, shoe polish cloves and banas. Sweet finish. A bit too fruity and spicy for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Rich Belgian dubbel style beer. Lots of dark fruit, especially plum and raisins. Some subtle chocolate. Tried at the brewery in 2014.


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