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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Aged on cedar planks soaked in dark rum, the first thing that will strike you about this beer is the spicy cedar nose. Notes of figs and ripe fruit will delight you before the rich Belgian spiciness coats your tongue. The lingering aromas and flavors of cedar and rum stick with you until your next sip. SRM 61


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2246) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. The aroma is chocolate covered berries, it is rich and sweet. The flavor is chocolaty, light spicy notes, berries, dark stone fruits. The body is a bit thin for how big and rich this beer seems. Alcohol heat is noticeable in the flavor and warming in the finish. This is a tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark brown, tan head. Aroma of dark bread, toasty malts, a little dark fruit, light rum note, cedar is complimentary but not strong. Flavor: Bready malt, toffee, nutty notes, dark fruit, cedar character is very light, light earthy spice, a little leather. Rich and complex soft maltiness is main impression.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle:   Somewhat over bready example, figgy, some clove like spices.   Very much American like.   Slight smokiness on the backside.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Pretty dark in color.   Some anise as it warms.   Also becomes less bready.   For 11.4% its not alcoholic or heavy.   Spicy finish, clove and anise.   Doesn’t seem like Cedar, or any wood for that matter.   Tiz okay, got better over time.   Still could be a little much as it does get fairly spicy at times.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2014
22. Thanks a! Pours nearly black with a loose dark tan head. Cola and black walnuts on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Warm biting cola and walnuts on the nose. Long hot dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Notes of strong raisin and brown sugar, definitely get the rum and boozey notes plus soft cedar and strong belgian yeast spiciness. Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Sweet up front, strong brown sugar and raisin presence followed by rum notes, a soft cedar spiciness and a dose of sweet spicy phenolic belgian yeast in the finish. Lingering boozey heat. Not entirely unpleasant, perhaps a tad sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a deep brownish purple color with red and crimson highlights with a small tan cap S: Loads of dark fruit, big sugary sweetness, light rum and almost no cedar T: Has a big dark fruit, candy sugary sweetness and loads of residual sugar. A bit syrupy a little rum, not much on the cedar. M: Thin bodied, over carbonated, cloyingly sweet O: I detect a young beer with sweet residual sugar, gassy and I barely finished this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerVic (4) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Not sampling from proper glass, but hard to distinguish any aroma. Opaque brown color, no head or lacing. Thin body for color. Alcohol flavor at the forefront, with some acidity and black malt in the background. Balance actually isn’t too bad; not too sweet. Overall flavor is a bit too "homebrew-y." Just a hint of Belgian yeast mustiness, but it finishes tasting just a bit off. Being local to my area, I’m looking forward to future efforts from this brewery, but this is not a beer I would be eager to drink again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kelleyca (1) - - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
Idk if the stratofortress just filled my need for a dark ale but this beer was very good. Extremely unique flavor. Light yet dark. Gonna have this for a while.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Tap @ Red Hot and several other occasions. Hazy brown pour with a short beige head with decent retention and minimal lace. Nose is Belgian malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body and light, sharp carbonation. Cherry dark chocolate, toffee, dark fruits and a well-hidden ABV (in older batches, new batches tend to have more EtOH burn, though all samples leave a nice stomach warmth). Finish is sweet and short, with some peanut and milk chocolate aftertaste. Less cloying than most quadrupels/BSAs, very quaffable. A sleeper for ABV and my favorite permanent Wingman ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4889) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big alcohol and Belgian yeast aroma. Nice deep rich malt flavor fruit like and light hops flavors. Awesome dry yeasty finish this was a super Strong ale. Loved this beer for Winterfest.


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