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RATINGS: 1452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle poured a Hazy copper with a small off white head. Aromas of banana, spices and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of spices and fruitiness with a dry sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14221) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle conditioned at The Oude Arsenaal, Antwerpen. Dark brown with tan head. Sweet malty beer with a prune like hint and a spicey undertone. Chalky mouthfeel with some coffee and a alcohol nose.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured clear reddish brown color with a huge frothy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex dark sweet fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium dark fruity flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration with a small alcohol burn. This is a standout beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2006
(33cl bottle) Large beige head atop clear copper body, lots of dead yeast clumps out on the second pour. And the second pour is worth noting, because this really came across as two different beers. Initially, aroma is moderately sweet, plum/raisin, some anise, caramel, alcohol. On the second pour, the aroma is similar, but fuller. First time, taste is medium sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, light anise, seltzer. Second pour, the taste is much richer, some milk chocolate appears, and the seltzer quality vanishes. From the top, medium body, some effervescence, but seems a bit thin. Later, much richer, medium-full body with grainy texture from the yeasties. The difference between them is significant -- (7/3/6/3/12) vs. (8/3/8/4/16) -- and my rating splits the difference.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle at home. It pours clear deep brown with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is sweet dark fruit -date, fig, raisin, caramelised banana, currant, wood, alcohol, spice and caramel. The taste is caramel, brown sugar, currant, raisin, fig, plum, banana, vinous aspect, spice, wood, varnish and lingering alcohol warmth, Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and rather drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 Re-rate 4/23/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Deep ruby-brown color with a beige head. Brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, licorice hints and a bit of alcohol. 6/4/6/3/13=3.2

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, candi sugar, plums, raisins notes and caramel. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, some dark fruits and a drier finish with a bit of yeast. Medium-full body. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13827) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle. Frothy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Brown-amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Powerfull fruity notes. Heavy bitter and very fruity flavor. Long spicey heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13610) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle. Dark bown with a big beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, caramel, roasted malt and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
A hazy dark brown ale with a thick receding light moka head. A pleasant aroma of sweet dark fruits and raisins. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with light orange peels, cherry, apples, light brown sugar. Some warming alcohol in finale. Sweetness comes out much better with an old cheddar. A classic. BB 12-2004.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13340) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
Brown, maybe red/brown with a short lived, offwhite head. Intense aroma of cherries, earth and port. Flavour was disappointing, mostly earth, but I suspect the bottle could be slightly skunked (not my fault, I bought it today)


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