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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Dark amber color. fruity and raisiny yeasty nose. No hops here. Just a sophisticated amalgamation of roasted malt and banana-like yeast, although it lacks the depth of its Belgium equivalent. Besides the complex fruity esters, the body is too light and at the same time too heavy due to the excess sweetness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1583) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (764) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (296) - , 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (21) - - APR 8, 2016
Batch no 7, 1pt bottle at home. Tiny head, caramel and dark rasin in color and aroma. Taste of dark malt, fruits and some complex notes i can’t place. It might by slightly to old but still delicious.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3564) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: Typisk belgisk med toner av nötter, kola, jäst och kryddor. Nja ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at RR. Poured clear brown with white head. Aroma minimal malty sweet. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet brown ale nutty light yeast banana.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8494) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Clear reddy amber coloured pour with lasting light beige head. Aroma is brown sugars, little spice red fruit, dried fruit. Little fruit cake on the nose as well. Flavor is composed of full and rich fruit cake, some toffee, raisin. Smooth, warming alcohol. Palate is semi sweet. Full bodied. Warming alcohol Frothy carbonation. Good quad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5522) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at Toronado. Deep copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is rich nutty, malty, light caramel. Taste is toasty, rich malty sweet flavors, light brown sugar, light peppermint. Palate is med full bodied with good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Draught at Toronado SF. Almost clear deep brown liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, light banana, raw sugar, raisins, bread and toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar and raisins. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (4020) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft at Toronado. Nose is huge in candied figs and dried fruit. Amazing. Deep red pour. Taste is a wonderful combo of dried fruit as well. Moderately dry finish. Really good.


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