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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust & complexly spiced Belgian dark ale; amply malted, with notes of toffee, cocoa and dark bread on the palate; fruity, mildly vinous aromas intermingle with a melange of spices; brewed with bitter & sweet orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, mustard seed, nutmeg & black pepper; fermented with a blend of ale & wine yeasts.

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3.7
nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2015
750ml bottle 9.7%. Opaque thick brown body. Impressively lasting thick rusty beige head. Sweet, thick, viscous. Comes across like a rich Dubbel, but maybe a more deep fruity tones like a Trappist....but the more it warms the more it starts getting like a pumpkin beer, or more of a spice bomb at least. It has a nice doughy mouthfeel, incorporates the yeast well. More in line with true Belgian beers in it’s pleasant mouthfeel and unique flavors. Solid beer overall.

3.3
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of mustard seed, caraway, cinnamon, bubblegum, rum raisin, orange peel and cocoa. Medium body.

3.3
Ferris (16494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Draft - Dark sugary malts, raisin, dark fruits and some spice. Deep maroon with a rich light brown head. Dark sugars, raisin, toast and some spice. Not a huge fan of the spice.

3.8
douglas88 (9625) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Hmm a sort of odd beast. At the brewery. Pours a dark chocolate color with a medium tan head. The aroma is light smoke, some banana and roast. The flavor is cocoa, vanilla, a bit of smoke, big spices, root beer...hmmm the power of suggestion. Good.

3.6
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Keg at Bluejacket, 8/19/14. Pours a dark brown with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark fruits, spice, chocolate, bread. Taste is dark fruit, gingerbread, spicy, tinny and herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.3
Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear black color, brown head. Aroma of toffee, cocoa, dark fruit. Taste is sweet and malty.

3.6
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours maroon with decent mocha head and lacing. Light sweet finish and some rooty bitterness. Light floral aromas and I get a touch of the nutmeg. Tap at Bluejack shared by Maniac/Iphonephan

3.2
nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4oz sample at the brewery pours a very murky, oily black with some creamy, sudsy brown head. Nose is very roasty, some red wine notes too, quite a bit of dark chocolate, some black and red peppercorns. Flavor is very oily, sweet, malty, lots of red grape character, some vodka, black pepper, cherry cordial. Oily finish.

3.5
GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 oz draft pour shared by maniac at Bluejacket during Travlr’s 10k celebration. Dark brown with off-white to light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, spice. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, chocolate, light earthiness, fig and dates. Flavor is dry malts, cocoa, light earthy bitterness, faint woodiness, and smooth dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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