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RATINGS: 274   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (987) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($10.99). Enjoying this one during the holiday season. Pours a dark brown with some red tones and two fingers of beige foam. Aroma does not have much going on but includes some musty yeast, dry oak, spice, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor of sweet dark toffee, candied dark fruit, yeast, holiday spice, and a little bit of chocolate. Quite sweet but not to the level of cloying. The high ABV is well concealed which makes this readily quaffable. Though weaker on the aroma, the nice fruit and spice notes make this greater than the sum of its parts. A nice holiday ale. (207, 647)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep reddish brown, vanilla, sweet, little oaky tastes, spices coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is spice, burnt sugar, bready malt and booze. Thin mouth with spice, burnt sugar, caramel, sweet fruit, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle opened during the Christmas Movie Marathon on 12/20/14. Reddish brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, berry and oak. Malty and caramelly flavor with Belgian esters, berry and oak before a sweet, vinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2464) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Caramel brown in color... Aroma of raisins, grapes, figs.... Flavor is vinous, figs and raisins are prevalent, plums, tobacco and oak on finish... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear reddish amber with minimal head but a slight surface coating. The aroma has a nice oak, some Winey notes, but little else. I wonder if this has faded due to age. The taste is quite belgian, semi-sweet , dark fruit, solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1428) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Mmm soy sauce... A - pours a dark burnt sienna with no head. S - Nose is soy sauce and soy sauce. Some toasted nuts, chocolate, raw cacao with Belgian yeast. M - medium body with a light tang. End is warming and sweet. T - in the taste the soy sauce is toned down. Strong raw cacao, toasted nuts chocolate, barrel notes and a light alcohol end. Some vanilla, toasted pecans and bread dough. O - odd. Not bad but tangy and overly soy saucey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7872) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"started out ho-hum, but opened up quite nicely. dark brown. smooth big body from the partial oak aging. no rough edges once this beer warms up. aroma and flavor are spicy yeast (maybe actual spices?) a hint of cocoa, and a sweet malt presence, with barely discernible hopping. definitely better warmer. fell short of 2 turtle doves only because that one was awesome. 2 years old it’s kickin ass"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This poured a dark amber color with a white head. Aroma was of lots of.caramel, Belgian yeast, and booze. Flavor was similar, lightly woody. Another booze bomb by the bruery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (5561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Spices, sweet malt, sugar, alcohol, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, fruit, malt, sugar, alcohol, raisin, plums.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Chriso. Jammy, sweet, gummi bear, malty beer. Mouldy aroma. I like it. Yummy.

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