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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A very complex Belgian sextuple, sweet with caramel notes.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Oh, Mama!!! This stuff was great. Reddish amber with ample off-white head. Lots going on here. Nose was fruity, yeasty, malty, hoppy (hey, it’s Three Floyds), spicy, sweet. Robust body, full in the mouth, thick and gooey. The flavor was intense. Spice, bacon, fruit, candy. This was a treat. More, please!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Reddish dark mahoganey. Creamy off-white ring of head. Sweet beats in the aroma. Barleywine w/ cloves and asian spices, massive hops. Syrupy and coating hop elixor... thick, maybe almost too thick and sweet (deadly combination?). Maybe it was just the time of night.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Growler ala BBB63 @ the March Tosa tasting. Light brown color with fluffy beige head and small flicks of lace. Light smoke, soap and yeast aromas. Not the sickening soap the real light floral soap. Some mild fruit such as plums and raisins as well. Smooth, Thick and chewy: now theres a palate. Drink or spoon out of the glass. Real taste of roasted marshmallows, that I have had in only a few belgians. Spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and mace with a touch of herbal wintergreen. Warms the gullet ever so slightly. Really like the spicy character in this one. Pour me another big snifter and I’m done for the night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Huge thanks to BBB63 for bringing and sharing this. Pours a dark amber red color. Small off white head. Aroma is full of sweetness and creamy malt. Flavor is sweet and smooth, tons of fruit and sugary goodness. This is really something else!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Had this from a growler brought to the Tosa tasting by BBB63. Thanks!!!! Cloves, banana, caramel, garaham cracker, nectarine. Appearance: mahogany, glowing, non-existant head, slow bubbling. Flavor: Sweet maltiness, light banana, very complex, cask wood, fruity. Palate: Sticky, thick body, weak carbonation. Overall: This is a MUST try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 30... Proof?! I could not tell at all... And even served in a plastic cup at the brewery, yeah, this was a delicious treat... / very cremey; toffee, caramel; sugary apples / Also, it kinda reminded me of a hot and spicy cider on a fall night. Yup.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 19, 2005
had this at the brewery... expensive! super sweet which hid the 15 percent very well.. dark color, thick mouthfeel, supersweetness which ended in light bitterness. warming in the chest. excellent but they wanted a mint for it because " we only made one vat" ... well make some more damn

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6091) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Tap at brewery: Deep reddish amber hue with an small tight off-white head and very good lacing. The aroma has sugary notes, plum, pear, grape, earthy yeast esters and toasted malt base. The taste starts sweet and quite fruity with a vinous undertone. Splash of spicy hops and bitter along the way finished by a dry and yeast laden nature. The alcohol is well hidden except for some warming effect on the chest, crisp and inviting. Top notch brew with lots of character and not so overpowering you want to run to the hills. Nice take on a Belgian style from one of America’s more hoppy breweries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Chewy, very smooth velvety mouthfeel with tiny head. Deep mahogany color. Very non-assertive yeast character hidden by immense raisin like sweetness. 15% is not apparent on a small sample. Seems very young and should mature nicely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
On tap at 3F’s. Not being a big fan of most Belgian Strongs and Grand Cru’s, I was a bit skeptical of this when I grabbed it. Dark amber in color with a modest off white head. Aroma was very malty with dark fruit and some alcohol. The flavor is tremendous sweet with dark fruit and Belgian spices coming through. Thick and sticky. The alcohol is very well hidden with some bitterness in the back end and the overwhelming sweetness.


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