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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Trappist Ale. Pillars Of Strength series.
This beer has a delicious Graham cracker aroma with a slight malty highlight. Cherry combines with raisin, some spiciness and a few alcohol esters. The flavor has a rich caramel sweetness that leads into a diverse mixture of malt characters. There is also a taste of clove with a little herbal hops and a light hotness. In the finish you will find a flicker of warmth and a mildly dry sensation as well as low sweetness and medium mouthfeel. Color: 19.33 SRM

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Broncowaldon (72) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark ruby red, biscuit malt aroma with big fruity esters. Big rich mouthfeel. Very nice Belgian Trappist strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
A better then average trappist ale. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a tan head. Smells herby, with some cilantro and lime, with some classic Belgian overtones. Taste is simple, with more cilantro and herbs, and a boozy finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
nealblind (957) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2014
brown pour. Aroma caramel. Tastes armpit, caramel, sponge candy. Musty grains and spices. too sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22oz bottle - Aroma - medium-high sweetness, raisins, light Tootsie Roll, touch of heat Appearance - dark amber body, 3-finger tan head, creamy, above average retention, average lacing Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, lively mouthfeel Flavor - sweet malt base, dark fruits, rich with raisin flavor, light cloves, touch of alcohol Overall - another new brewery to delve into. A very nice BSA, recommended buy. I like the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3413) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap, copper pour, white head, nose is fruity, taste is plums, more fruit, smooth sailing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11799) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours very, very ruddy copper (held against strong light) with a slight beige head. Aroma of malt and darker fruits. Med + body. Slightly roasty darkish malt with mixed fruity esters. And date/plum/raisin sort of fruits. Heat is not really an issue. Maybe getting some pepper or clove. Alcohol is having an effect in the gullet. Finishes far from dry, but it drinks decently. BSA! BSA! BSA! (hint: not the scouts)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (281) - orange, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours A dark copper brownish color with a thick tan soapy head. aroma is chocolate bananas sweet caramel malt. taste follows the aroma well with a slight Belgian yeast note extremely tasty very smooth and no alcohol detectable. wow awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
giantkiller (7) - - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
One of Valiants best in my opinion. Graham cracker combine with darker fruits like plums and dates as well as a pleasant sweetness from the rich caramel maltiness. I had a taste of the aged version and it rocked my socks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
7 June 2013, tap at the brewery. Copper, clear, some bubbles. Nose is cherry, raisin, some nail polish, raisins. Med body and moderately fizzy. Raisins, golden syrup, straw, moderate alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Darkish amber sort of color with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, sugar, and fruits. Some plum, raisin, and pear. Banana, alcohol, and spices. Decent. The flavor is not bad, just kind of sweet and boozy. Banana, pear, plum, and raisin notes. Sweet caramel and brown sugar as well. Yeast and somewhat spicy.

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