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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The third verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga incorporates vinous and oaky notes into a bold and spicy dark ale. Happy Holidays!

75% Belgian-Style Dark Ale,25% Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle- pour is dark brown with a ruby tint with an off white yellowish head..Nose is vinous, spices, fruits, dryness, oak, gingerbread..Taste is dried fruits, raisin, vinous, oak, dryness, chalky, dark spices, Belgian yeast, sweetness..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - APR 20, 2013
Deep copper/ruby, clear, tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, light toast, moderate tart/sour note, fruity. Flavor of toasty malt, raisins, dark fruit, tart sour note, a muddy/earthy character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3047) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
75cl bottle. Pours a deep brown/riby color with a small beige head. Beautiful boutique of aromas: prunes, molasses, nuts, sweet malt, caramel, some spiciness. Flavors of sweet malt, roasted nuts, raisins, brown sugar. Creamy palate. Alcohol nicely covered up with the rich flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Red tinted brown with 1 finger tan head. Big raisin aroma with something else, almost fruity/tanic. Taste is mostly raisin, a bit tart, overall a bit lacking, but I feel I probably waited way too long on this one. Tingly carb, medium thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11890) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC First Birthday Party, London. I think I brought this one. Pours clear, rich ruby with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds ripe berries and light spice, some caramel, bread, honey and dark marmalade. Big sweet flavor with lots of caramel, light toasty toffee, great ripe fruits, plums, berries, raisins. Full bodied with average, heavy carbonation. Very sweet finish with plenty of ripe fruit sugars, cherries, plums, bready malts. Big sweet beer in general, some spices and plenty of ripe fruits all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
27th March 2011
Very hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Even malt, slightly crispy and a little spicy. Trace of wood. Dry finish. Not much going on here, dull and disappointing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
A - Hazy dark amber pour with a beige head and minimal lacing. S - Strong notes of grapes, plums, cherries, raisins, chocolate and Belgian yeast. T - More dark fruits with chocolate, spices, brown sugar and definite alcohol as the beer warms, M - At the low end of medium carbonation with a tart, dry finish and slight alcohol burn. O - A nice BSA for the holidays, Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Capped 750 bottle. Dense brown with fine tan head. Malty, estery aroma. Medium body. Serious texture. Slightly sweet malty flavors. No pronounced oaky notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
750ml bottle-trade with jtclockwork-tan-dk copper. A-black licorice/molasses-sweet dk malt, dk fruit, wood. T-dk fruit-raisins, brown sugar/molasses-dk malt, wood, spice hops. Some drying at finish to offset the sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Ive been staring at this beer for a while in the cellar telling it how much it was going to suck but alas it didnt suck. It was actually quite nice. Nice holiday spices with some chocolate and unique spicyness from the french oak i presume. Good beer.

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