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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This Belgian style Strong Dark Ale has a tawny brown color and aromas of banana and spice that dominate the initial bouquet of the beer. Lean malt flavors blend perfectly with fruit driven characteristics created by the classic Belgian yeast which fermented this ale. The alcohol content is deceptively smooth just like its sister beer Damnation. Brewed just once a year for a release in January.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1764) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
From the sampler tray at the brewery. Nutty, roasty, toasted marshmallow in flavor and aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (549) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a light brown deep amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is a spicy darker malt character. Flavor is moderately sweet and spicy. Clove lasts long into the finish. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
375mL bottle, batch 11 easy to drink strong ale the alcohol is well hidden but still present. the spice has defintely faded. the malt flavor is definitely present and assertive.. not bad. but not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: brown beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, spices, malt. TASTE: smooth, sweet, nice yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Batch 010 A: Pours a rosy dark brown with three fingers of vigorous tan head. This falls slowly to a quilt of the same. Cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity; would expect a little more turbidity. S: Yeast, clove, allspice, tea-tree oil, toasted cereal, sugar and prunes. Interesting and pleasant. T: Extra cloves! Wowza! Some sweet malts and gunpowder. Again, interesting and pleasant, so unexpected. M: Moderate body with lively carbonation and an off-dry finish. O: I like this beer, I’m interested in the prospect of aging this beer. Interesting little bugger. Serving type: bottle 08-22-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Claves77 (156) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Chocolate smell with slight sour that conflicts. Dark, creamy head. Very strong taste, little hops. A bit quick finish, lots of airiness. overall, not as good as expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle->tulip. Batch 10. Pours deep brown with small offwhite head. A: dark fruit, cherries, Belgian yeast and spices. T: dank funky malt, wet hay, overripe fruit, candied plums. Boozy. Creamy texture with a soapy aftertaste. Not nearly as good as expected.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing S: Black Cherry, Raisins, Fig, Brown Sugar, Red Plum, Mildly Spicy T: Raisins, Plums, Brown Sugar, Mild Chocolate, Mildly Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Spicy, Mildly Boozy Overall, a really good belgian dark ale with decent dark fruit tastes, mildly boozy finish takes away slightly but not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2206) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Diolch Joe. Deep mahogany pour with a frotht white head. Liquorice malt aroma with hints of fruit. Rich fruity malt flavour. Sweet liquorice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Batch 10 (2011)- thanks mikem409. Pours a thick, hazy brown with almost no head or lacing. Aroma is wonderful-big, sweet molasses, wood, black pepper, and dark fruit. Flavor presents more like a barley wine- big backbone of caramel and sharp pine wood notes, falling into a very peppery and mellow, almost tobacco-like midpoint, before sweeping back up into a spicy, then bitter, then grassy ending. Pretty great, all around.


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