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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
[750ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Clear burgundy colour (slightly reddish off-brown). Meaty oaked aroma, some slightly spicy fruit on the nose. Toffee, balsa, touch of smoke on the flavour, before more of that umami flavour and spiced elements round it out [21062013]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Aroma of typical fig and apple. Pours brown and heady. Tastes like a typical quad. Chewy figs and molasses. Not too special but very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark red with off white head. Aroma of spices, molasses and wood. Similar flavours, wood, spices, molasses and toffee. Quite sweet and a bit tangy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home(turned out to be 11111 rating .. thanks to Sev ... deep brown ... small tan head ... soft sweet cherry ... light spice roast malt nose ... spicedwoody fruity malts ... dark roast ... deep roast ... light woody bitterness ... deep dark rasisins I was so tempted to rate everything 1 for this one :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2442) - 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 (778) - 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 (6707) - Out of the EU, 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 (1116) - 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 (18668) - 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 (22309) - , 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!

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