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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap. Dark copper color with off white head. Dark fruity aroma. Medium body with belgian yeast and dark fruit. Very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Taster pour at the brewery. Clear brown pour with a nice fluffy white head and lacing. Rasin and malt in the nose. Nice classic dark Belgian taste. Slightly estery. Really nice finish, just a hint of malt and dark fruits. This would be fun in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocJitsu (1708) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
I’m not even reviewing this properly. Banana faint clove. Not good. Certainly not worthy of its overall rating. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Draught at Russian River. Dark brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, yeast, banana, nuts, ripe fruits, plum, a bit of chocolate and wheat. Bittersweet finish with citrus, plum, banana, wheat, yeast and a bit of chocolate. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (276) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle batch 101014. Pours a dark brown. Light carbonation. Rich coco and classic dark Belgian aroma. Smooth oh so smooth. Rich flavor with a spicy finish somewhat that masks a warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (910) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
375ml bottle at Brian’s (thx, Brian!). Bottled on 10/10/14. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste are fruity, caramel, sugary, spices, Belgian yeasts. Very good brewed beer, fits with the original style by 100%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12.7oz bottle, Oct 2014 vintage. (Lost track of where I got this because I was at the brewery before this was bottled) Color is a very deep brown. Still great carbonation, laces the side of the chalice. Aroma is light oak, chocolate, brown sugar, and of course dark fruit.

Taste is dark breads, with cherries, wood, very light spice, and a decent showing of Belgian yeast. Initially sweet followed by a light boozy finish. Medium to lighter in body. Smooth texture with soft carbonation. All in all, my only complaint is the lighter body. That said this held up well and is still very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2408) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2016
August 3, 2016 - on tap at RRBC. Clear brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma and taste had dark fruit, chocolate, spice and belgian yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1766) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Dark Amber clear color, ivory cap. Nose is spicy sweet, caramel a bit. Mouth: sour cherry, sour funky mild notes in clean and red-fruits driven drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (897) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)

Strong Dark Ale, 9% alk. 19 BLG

Bardzo złożny smak i aromat. Głównie przyprawy, zboża, przypieczona skórka chlebowa. W oddali gęsta czekolada. Czuć belgijski charakter. Mocno owocowy trunek (ciemne owoce), belgijskie drożdże, pomarańcze, brzoskwinie, morele. W kolejnych łykach akcenty bananów i lekkie cytrusy. Mnóstwo przypraw w kontrze do owoców. Czekoladowe i żywiczne akcenty świetnie zbalansowane z długim, pozostajacym w ustach, ale przyjemnym średnio-wytrawnym finiszem. Średnie ciało. Ciekawe piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: Brown, big tan head, tan foam, minimal lacing A: fruity, alcohol is the dominant smell T: low bitterrness with sweetness that last long MF: balance OA: Excellent beer for the style, ok to repeat, look for Drank: April 14, 2016

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