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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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This Dark Strong Ale is rich in big malt character, candy like sweetness, and warming alcohol. Suggestions of chocolate and dried fruits pair well with oak and vinous notes from extended aging in Tempranillo wine barrels.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3811) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
For all purposes, this brew is black and sporting a deep caramel head. Smooth roastyness slips off the glass in cool fragrant pools. Tightly wound flavors reward you for staying with them in focused concentration. They finally seep through in waves of chocolate, fig, cherry juice.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TravelersNotes (10) - - AUG 8, 2016
A malty, dark, strong ale in the Belgian style of brewing. This beer is full flavored with rich notes of black cherry, warm caramel and a mild coffee character.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2016
On Tap at the Bremerton Brewery-Taproom Deep dark brown witha faint quickly receding coarse off white head. Not much aroma. Faint dark fruit and light toasted malts. Some dark candi sugar flavors and a little of the wine barrel slant. Nice and balanced and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11314) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Sample at Hoof Hearted during the Dragonsaddle Triple IPA Can Release on 11/15/2015. The beer is a dark brown color with some amber around the edges, and a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Fruit, yeast and malt in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of earthy yeast, dark fruit and grainy malt. The finish is vine fruits with a short yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1730) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2015
A good Belgian, quite fruity. Pours a deep maroon with a tan head. Smells of fruit, plums and cherries. Taste is strong and fruity, more plums, strawberries and a malty finish. Had in the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4499) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a orange hint. Strong dark fruit aroma. Nice leafy and dark raisin plum fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (13863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Silver City, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and boozy, with dark fruits, alcohol, Belgian yeast and medium-high sweetness. Decent for an American attempt at a Belgian strong, but not very complex or refined. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Draft - Dark fruit and some toast. Deep brown with a beige head. Dark boozy fruit, raisin, prune and molasses. Very fruity, but not very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond, 9.9% ABV
Dark brown color with creamy head. The aroma is a bit yeasty and ashy. Good body strength, sweet, with strong caramel flavor, and correct bitterness.
Straight-forward beer, but good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1668) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
dark red brown some white head. Aroma of leather and dark malts. Taste big belgian yeast. dark candi sugar. Very sweet boozy desserty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (265) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
On tap at the Red Hot. Light brown color. Thin white head. Scent is spice and a little cherry. Taste is similar with some sweetness. Pretty good.


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