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RATINGS: 669   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3185) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a deep reddish brown on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of dark fruit and dark malty Belgian esters. Booze is incredibly well hidden, clean and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewHaMeister (322) - - NOV 24, 2015
Tap poured cola brown with a beige head and nice lacing. Aromas of raisins, dark fruit, caramel malt, and chocolate. Very smooth. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2484) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Refrigerated small format brown bottle, bottled on October 10, 2014, corked at capped poured into a Trappist glass. Clear dark brown with reddish hues and small beige head. Aroma is fruity dark malt, medium body, lower carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt and some dark fruit (mostly raisins).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
375ml bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out a dark amber topped with a small head. Nose is pit fruit toffee wood plum spice and some belg yeast. Taste is more of the pit fruit sweetness wood and a nice spice. I have enjoyed this one plenty of times and it never lets down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Dark brown pour with slight garnet tint. Creamy foam tan head that lasted a while. Aroma of prune and raisins. Taste malty sweet and caramel along with the plum and raisin character from the obvious aromas. Sweet and dry finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3683) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Une bouteille 10/10/14. Un liquide brun claire. Un nez de chocolat, de raisins secs et de bois. Touche de levure spéciale. Une bouche ronde de chocolat piquant et boisée. Un classique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2015
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pour dark deep amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is caramel, plums, raisins, dates, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavour is not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long, medium sweet with dark dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from Healthy Spirits - Castro, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear deep brown beer with no carbonation and small white/ivory foam. Smell: malt domination, sweet caramel and notes of grape fruits and red fruits. Taste: good malt taste, sweet and red fruits. Notes of red fruit as grapes and raspberry. Good finish. Really drinkable and amazing beer. Aftertaste: caramel and notes of malt. Fruity and sweet. Amazing beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4145) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
(37.5 cl. Bottled on : 10/10/14) Belle robe rougeâtre ou brunâtre, c’est selon. Tête mousseuse crémeuse qui accompagne la dégustation. Arômes de mélasse, de raisins, de chocolat, d’épices, de prunes, d’oranges. Profil vineux très intéressant. Que c’est agréable de renouer avec ce style! Mes papilles ne sont pas déçues. La richesse des arômes se reflète dans les saveurs. Tout y est pour le plaisir : fruits, malts, levures, alcool doux. En bouche, le corps de moyenne densité est surexcité par les bulles. Je peux cependant dire que cette action n’enlève rien au plaisir de la dégustation. Mon palais est bien nettoyé et c’est tant mieux. La finale est assez longue, modérément sèche, maltée et fruitée mais aussi piquante par le jeu de ses levures. Ça fait du bien de boire une bonne Belge.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Dark brown-blackish color with thin foam layer. Light fruity smell (dates). The taste is sweet, and fruity (dates & prunes) with decent chocolate notes, hints of licorice with a foamy carbonation and a dry and calm aftertaste.

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