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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Belgian-style dark ale brewed with cocoa nibs & toasted pecans. The second verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga begins with caramel and toasty, nutty malt with a luscious layer of chocolate. Happy Holidays!


JorisPPattyn's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, - NOV 5, 2012
Deep dark-brown beer, small yellow-beige head. Roasted, sweet, molasses and some fruity esters. Coffee, roasted, coffee cookies, but with a very syrupy finish. Fruit returns, red fruit. Roastiness very outspoken, going to Hoi-sin sauce. Sticky MF, well-bodied. Bit sticky... I think a little dash of Sour in the Rye, mixed in, might have done it no end of a favour.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle. HEavily oxidized, spices, slight nuttiness, dark fruit. Fargone by now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Charlie. Minimal to no head. Dark brown and murky. Nose of papery oxidation with some sherry notes. Taste is slightly tart with some Belgian funk and a lot of alcohol warming. Wow. I get minimal cocoa and no pecan flavor. As it warms it seems a bit infected. Definitely a bit tart and funky. I think this is on its way down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3026) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: The Bishops Arms (Folkungagatan), Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel, dried fruit, plum, raisin.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, plum, caramel, sweet, somewhat vinous.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a small head. Nose was molasses soy sauce nuts and roast. Taste is the soy sauce pecans some sweetness and a ton of other not so good things going on. Sad to say I drain poured this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a murky brown color with a very thin head. Got this as a gift for helping someone. It is quite tasty. Lots of chocolate bar flavoring with some nuts in the flavor. Sweet and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at The Flying Elk, Stockholm. Pours dark brown with reddish twists. The head is low, creamy with a tan color. Aroma is chocolate, pecan, roasted malts, coffee, molasses, burnt sugar, caramel. Taste is chocolate, coffee, pecan, caramel, molasses, vanilla. Aftertaste is chocokate, coffee and some malty nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and nicely textured. Just great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1947) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Pours murky brown with fairly low tan head. Aroma of plums, figs, port barrel, muscovado, alcohol, nuts. Taste is sweet, boozy with a light mellow bitterness in the finish. Body is medium and smooth with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4066) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Rated on 11-28-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large fizzy light brown head that quickly dissipated, opaque dark brown body, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, chocolate and nutty. The Taste is roasty, caramel malt, chocolate, nutty, and alcohol. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a good cold weather beer, worth trying, would drink again and a beer I recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8182) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, opened 12/26/13. Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, dark fruits and a bit of spice. The taste is spice, tart fruits, nuts, chocolate, citrus. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle purchased a friend and shared at Jackie O’s during the 8th Anniversary celebration on 12/13/13. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of raisin, berry and oxidation funk. Malty and raisiny flavor with molasses and oxidation funk before a slightly roasty finish.


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