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RATINGS: 640   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a nice hazy dark amber color with a foamy off white head. A nice sweet malt aroma with notes of chocolate and raisins. Flavor is initially bittersweet malt with raisin notes although there is not much finish to it. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is average. Overall a good beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (302) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pretty hazelnut color, sticky lacing. Aroma is cherries, dark fruits, raisins. Flavor is Belgian spices, dark fruits, malty and a bit of chocolate. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2792) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful chestnut brown pour, topped with a bubbly tan head. Nose is floral, a little malty and toasty. Clean floral taste, nuts, toast, and yeast. Light spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pliny_SR (32) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft @ City Beer Store on 1/19/15. Pours a dark brown/burgundy with minimal tan head. Aroma of malty, raisin sweetness with some banana, cola nut and spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. Palate of dark fruit, malty sweet, cola and spice. Well balanced dark belgian with great aroma and flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
iguanodon (89) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from C-mini mart in Dublin, CA. Pours reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of Sweet caramel, malt, faint booze. Taste of sweet malt, raisins. The alcohol is very well hidden. Mouth feel is a bit thin, maybe I just expected it to be thicker because of the appearance. Nice fine carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a very dark brown with with reddish hues where the light hits, its got a great head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutty and rich with some leaf rot. Its got some light chocolate, its aromatic, inviting and rich.

The flavor is nutty with some light leafiness. Its rich with some fruitiness while remaining only lightly sweet with a dry-ish finish. The bitterness & spicy notes are mild but well employed for balance.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate pillowy brown head on there. Nose has a lot of raisin coming through for me with a bit of caramel and spice as well. Taste is fairly sweet with the raisin really being salient on this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2157) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma of overripe bananas, spices, nutty malts, raisins... Flavor of nutty malts, spices, yeast, tobacco... Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1058) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, full frothy off white head. Light aroma of pepper malt. Full body with a full malt flavor And medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (874) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Mild aroma of a sour with hints of malt. Great looking beer, dark brown color slightly color with a lasting tan head. Great taste sweet with slightly sour undertones. Creamy feel with a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
on tap ramato carico fruttata uvetta abbastanza dolce discreto corpo luppolatura contenuta alcool abbastanza nascosto


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