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RATINGS: 629   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2083) - 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 (2154) - 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 (697) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Ruby brown pour with one finger of sandy tan head. Light tartness in the flavor, coffee notes, and very light roast. Hint of tartness and fruity notes. Light chocolate notes with a touch of sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Batch 001 bottle shared by Hopicide, thanks for the opportunity Todd. Dark color with a smallish head dark sugars, light fruit and hint of funk. Mouthfeel a hint thin, Nice aged beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (544) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On draft. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet malt, raisins, some spice. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Tap. Brown with a light tan head. Smells of raisin, prunes, malt and light spice. Flavor is sweet malt and dark fruits with a light bitter bite.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap : Pours an unclear amber with a small creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet cereal and candied nuts, dark fruitiness, and some definite spiciness. Flavor is a bit spicier, a nice dark overripe fruit note and just a bit of tartness. Finishes smooth and creamy with a nice mild bitterness. Medium lightly sticky body with a soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at brewpub on 062013. Pours clear dark copper with an off-white head. Aroma has roasted malts, caramel, dried fruits, light spices. Taste is sweet malt, dried fruits, light bitterness and a light tart note. Finish is is light dry bitter and sour, almost like citrus pith.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and dried fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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