Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Aroma initially characterized by pepper that fight in a field ruled by a rich fruity fragrance of dried fruits with ripen banana, toffee and a soft sweet chocolate fragrance. The attentive taster shouldn’t miss a sharp floral of rose and a sensation of must of wine always pleasant.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4258) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottled: Fresh fruity aroma with plums and cacao. Hazy brown color, off-white huge head. Flavor is sweet with hints of acid. Light alcohol notes, intensive flavor of roasted malt. Light fruity notes (plums) and cacao. Roasty, chocolate end. Pleasant roasty beer, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
dark brown in appearance. slightly sour smell. sweet & yeasty tasty with a background of raisins and caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2881) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2007
A brown appearance with a beige head. Some alcohol and dark fruits present in the aroma. Some chocolate, raisins, and plums present in the flavor. Chocolate is the primary aspect of the taste. A warming sweet finish. Good on ya!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a dark mahogany with ruby hues and a well-lacing frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and earthy malts has some complex milk chocolatey notes with a touch of spices. Body starts fairly full, dark malty and sweet with a hint of tartness and some light fruity notes. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, citrus fruity, and some spices. Flavor is malty, citrus, some spices and clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2573) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pours a one-fingered cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Dark cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Almost malty nose. Flavor is sweet/spicy, balanced, clean finish. Higher ABV is hidden. Christmas gift, bought from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, OR.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
Bottled. A cloudy dark amber beer with a very nice head. The aroma is fruity with a hint of alcohol. The aroma has strange sourish and maybe winey notes that aren’t totally pleasant and well balanced. Also fruity (maybe banana). Medium body, it doesn’t seem 9% ABV. Dry finish. Not exceotional (they make better beer), but surely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cittadinu (23) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2007
Colore bruno opaco, schiuma compatta, gusto millefluo, avvolgente e persistente.Ottima!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4143) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle; nose of berries, caramel, with some chocolate and woodiness; lightly hazed brown with a small tan head; flavor of spicy, chocolate -covered, toffee boysenberries in a medium body with a slightly tart finish. Kind of underrated!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6494) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Shared bottle at the Coastal Wine Connection’s monthly beer tasting. Poured a deep dark brown wtih a thin tan head. Lightly medicinal at first, but this mellows with a bit of woody bark-like flavors, lightly bittered with an almost currant-like fruitiness. Quite good. Only my second Baladin offering, but I’m impressed with their offerings. (#2674, 2/1/07)

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