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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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So simple in its creation, so magnificent in its maturity, this wonderful ale begins with Nature's most humble offerings, water, malted grains and hops. Our soulful yeast breathes life and depth into each brew. The steady hand of time orchestrates this alchemy into the splendid ale before you. Cheers!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours amber with a medium off-white head that quickly settles. Aroma is caramel, honey, tropical fruit, figs, spices. Taste is caramel, honey, spices, tropical fruit, maple syrup. Some light carbonation and fizziness. Feels like a - very decent - mix between a belgian triple and an american barley wine. Quite good actuall

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2238) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle pour dark gold with orange hue and moderate white head. Nose light dank, slightly soured malt, some honey sweet. Taste similar to nose, generic sweet malt, toffee, caramel, and hint of alcohol. Can drink it but just ok. Extra 10th for the alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (867) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours clear copper in color. Aroma of citrus, pepper, clove, coriander, caramel, alcohol, banana. Flavor of caramel, banana, citrus, pepper, clove, cinnamon. Simply version: spicy over a sweet malt base. Very flavorful and palatable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Big bottle shared with blonderedhead. This one has been in my beerventory for quite some time which is probably contributing to the lack of head on my pour. Aroma has pronounced boozy elements with some good Belgian yeast too. Almost smells like rum or whiskey or scotch. Taste keeps the alcohol presence going Plenty of sugar. A little tropical fruit. Caramel and scotch...toffee elements. Rich, soft mouthfeel. Definitely a sipping beer...almost has that after dinner drink feeling.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2015
750mL bottle shared with Heather on 9/27. Pours a rusty amber color, medium off-white head. Nose is candy sugar, orange peel, dried fruit, toffee, booze. Mouth is medium bodied, lots of caramel, fruit, some Belgian yeasty spice, creamy. Finishes with a noticeable ABV warmth. My girl and a beer together. Not to steal from the Old Milwaukee commercial... but actually, it doesn’t get any better than this. 😊

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3417) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottled a year ago. Lovely clear golden amber with an off white head that’s soon a coat (first glass) in a Westmalle chalice, but lasts OK in a La Chouffe tulip. Aroma of brioche dough, grapey booze, herbs, oranges. white pepper. Not that heavy for 12%. Low carbonation. Taste is less refined than the aroma, but similar: brioche dough, some dried fruit and citrus peel. Some bitterness and doesn’t turn towards dry as much as you’d expect, but then it’s not quite as sweet as expected either. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. Spicy caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and spice taste. Long sticky sweet finish. Tasty Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Very strong Ale but smooth in flavor. Caramel & toasted somewhat nutty taste. Dark amber in color. Hint of alcohol on finish. Extremely drinkable for a beer this strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - AUG 31, 2015
Draught at Pump. Rich caramel, quite sweet and syrupy, dried fruit, honey, vanilla, brioche, lingering sweet finish. Good stuff but a bit heavy and sweet for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma caramel, bread, cereal, alcohol, banana, Appearance amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, Taste heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, fizzy, Overall a very sweet malty beer that hides the 12% very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend


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