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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
This dark rich ale is incredibly complex. Notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugar, toffee, raisins, and black pepper play against a sweet vanilla flavor from the oak and a round satiny finish from the hint of brandy left in the wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap at PPOB. Clear, blacker ruby pour. Soapy head. Nose is sweet meat, black cherry cola. Taste is mild booze, cocoa, mild chocolate, black cherry cake. Pretty decent. Pretty thin body. Sweeter black cherry bourbon dessert beer. Interesting acid balance in the finish but too little too late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a dark brown with some ruby hightlights topped with a nice head. Nose is belg yeast candy and some nice pitfruit. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness belg yeast and some barrel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (5680) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley. Colour is deep dark brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, plums, some spices, Belgian yeast and malts. Has some elements of red wine, very soft and gentle. Totally fabulous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brownish/mahogany with a thin head. Notes of ripe fruits, prunes and raisins along with oak on the nose. The characters in the aroma came through in the flavor. Soft mouthfeel. Carbonation was just right. Some sweetness, toffee, caramel, toasted malts. Wood and spirit booziness, along with deep fruity esters and Belgian yeast. A little acid came through but just a touch that hit the spot. This was delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Very good quad on tap at library alehouse in santa monica, super strong, nice rich caramel sugar toffee taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Caramel brown in color... Aroma of caramel, toffee, prunes, figs... Flavor is subdued by the wood, oak, notes of brandy sweetness... Plums and caramel sugar dominate the finish... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, raisins, vinous, vanilla, and anise. Flavor of wood, raisins, dates, brown sugar, caramel, juniper, toffee, molasses, and vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from the SN brewery in Chico. Deep garnet red with brownish edges and a thin tan head. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar and whiskey with a light estery component in the background. The aromas follow directly into the taste with a real depth of wood and whiskey that are distinct but perfectly integrated. Milk and dark chocolate with dry cocoa and vanilla follows this and more molasses sweetness. The alcohol is evident but not as a burn, more of a slow warmth that acts as a solvent for all the flavors here (and it doesn’t seem anywhere near 10% ABV). Not heavy bodied at all but it does have a creamy texture. Finishes light and dry with residual chocolate sweetness. Another killer Ovila variation!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Assuming this is the cognac one. Had it on draft. Notes of balsamic without the sourness, very deep and complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap. Very sweet nose of brandy, sherry, and a hint of bready malt. Dark, clear burgundy in appearance with a foamy head. Taste of brandy, raisins, hint of cloves, coriander, and sweet pastry finish. Light, refreshing body for a quad. Good brew.

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