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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with dark malts and burnt sugars then lightly spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 14, 2011
bottle. dark brown with a lively appearance and a large, bubbly, beige head. nose has hints of burnt toffee and floral hops. flavor has burnt malt, peanuts, and some root beer notes. quite nutty. not sweet with moderate bitterness. medium light with a good bit of carbonation. like a brown ale blend with a saison.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Poured from the bottle at the Bilbo Baggins event welcoming Stillwater to Virginia. Brewed in West Flanders and made with hibiscus, rose hips, and Schisandra chinensis, aka the Chinese five-flavored fruit. Pours a dark plum color with an off white bordering on tan head and some spotty lacing. Some carbonation rings at the edges of the glass. Nose is light and creamy and has a mild tequila-like booziness. Slight notes of blueberry skin and wood. The taste is lightly spicy and musty with a moderate berry tartness. Slightly floral and tea-like. Toward the end I get some light floral and plum characteristics. The feel is light with mild carbonation and is slightly bitter. Throughout the glass, I’m still trying to figure out what’s going on. This is really quite interesting and definitely worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-13-2010

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
11.2oz bottle, best before June 2012. $6.95 at Bierkraft over New Year’s. Clear very deep ruby with a rocky two finger light beige head, great retention. Overripened figs and raisins up front in the nose with some dusty chocolate and banana notes with just a bit of spice. Actually smells a lot like a good authentic dubbel. Flavor is a bit sharper, with the addition of a nice leather character as well as some slightly acidic roasted malts--a fair amount less fruit forward, though there is a light herbal lime rind thing going on. The alcohol finally does show its presence in the finish, spicy and slightly warming down the throat. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3, dry finish. Light to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Pretty good beer, though doesn’t seem to be much of a saison to me.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
5th March 2011
ACBF. Very dark brown beer, small tan head. Light dry palate a little soft. Some powdery chocolate leading to mild bubblegum sweetness with a little spice. Dry finish. Over dry and slightly odd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2011
Fairly opaque brown hue with a rich coffee cream head carrying thick lacing. Aroma is a mix of subtle prunes and chocolate, coriander, clove, and lemon peel. Mouthfeel is moderate to dense, the maltiness tamed by sharp hoppy citrusy sting, finishing with a tangy sweetness and a slight phenolic heat. A flavor profile that matches the aroma--combination of citrus, clove and dark malt/fruit. Overall, an incredibly well-crafted (and surprisingly well-balanced) ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma dark soy, hops ,alcohol, smooth green hints. Plesant.7+
Appearance of black cola with large frisky cola like top.
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Smoked malts. Berry mild mid with lighter hop notes. Finish blend of tartness with alcohol sweeten by brown sugar. Stylistically interesting hybrid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Brown beer with a huge light brown head. Yeast and malt aroma with light spice and light cocoa. Roast and malt flavor with spice and light cocoa. Medium bodied. Light cocoa and malt linger with light roast and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle@Home. Chocolate and vanilla aroma. Dark brown, light brown head, good lace. Chocolate, vanilla, light herbal, warming. Balanced and flavourful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9131) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2011
Good yellow-beige head, over near-black beer. Herbal, melanoidin-rich, chocolate, bit of cypress. Walloon indeed. The herbs, fresh cypress arrive first in the taste, but go over in a very rich chocolate and liquorice brew. A little fruity sourness retronasal doesn’t spoil anything. Very carbonated, and pretty full-bodied brew. Slick, little bit of alcoholwarming. Pretty good brew. I cannot imagine it as a Saison, but as a dark Walloon ale, YES! Even when it’s Flemish brewed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Dark brown look with a small baige head. Aroma has notes of complex, yet mild roasted malts giving it asome sweet chocolate notes. Along with the chocolate is a mild funkiness. Flavor is medium sweet/bitter with the alchohol being very subtle compared to the high abv. Its good


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