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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of our most anticipated and highly talked about specialty releases, This hearty dark ale is fermented with our rustic Belgian yeast strain which gives the beer a farmhouse tartness followed by big dark chocolate notes, and hints of black cherries. Fermentation temperatures often climb past 90F which builds the distinctive flavors. No adjuncts are added to this beer-- these robust layers of flavor are yeast driven. Listen to the lunatic.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
delamie6 (20) - - APR 21, 2013
This is a dark beer that tastes a lot like coffee. It is very high alcohol percentage but it is very smooth actually. Great beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (1521) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, some funk, and fruit - mainly cherry. Flavor is cherry, some funk, chocolate, toffee, and roast. Smooth. This is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper8 (81) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Its a really cool beer. All the flavors there are really good, I just dont really like the tart and the stout together.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7239) - Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2016
16oz can thanks to crossovert
Pours black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor of dark malts, cherries, caramel, chocolate and mild tart
Ok

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7211) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2016
16 ounce can. Very dark pour. Chocolate notes with some cherry. No real funk or tartness, which is fine, but different from what I expected. Not sure why its called Belgian Strong Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1524) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is sour funk, cherry, dark fruit. I like it a lot. But the flavor is Belgian esters, dark fruit. Less sour funk. More sweet. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Can:   Black, moderate foamy beige head, little to no lacing.   Roasted malt and somewhat citrusy hop nose.   Warming up front, tart, roasty, a bit lemony, with a citrusy hop background.   Seems fairly tart as it is creating that salivary response that very tart or sour ales tend to do.   It kinda reminds me of a very tart or sour Black IPA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Tart roasty finish.   I suppose its a little musty, but also shows some campfire and ash.   Interesting beer overall, its like a tart Black IPA, with a bit of mustiness.   Certainly unique.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
This poured a darker brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of chocolate, dark fruit, roast, and metal. Flavor similar, disappointing given the name.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Deep brown color. No tartness whatsoever. Funk on top of roast. Not bad. Thanks BJ!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (6687) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 23, 2015
16 oz can thanks to Willrunforbeer. Dark brown color, fast dying head. Aroma starts with a good amount of roasty hints, mild Berry type hint and light smoke.

Flavor is an odd mix of smoke, with a sour grain base. Lacto bacteria type notes. Yeah, I guess the 90 plus degree fermentation really did some off the wall stuff to this brew. Personally I really dont enjoy this brewery yeast strain. Just my taste, hard for me to enjoy this. I got to go against the grain here... Just not good at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2482) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
16oz can. pours coca cola black with a beige head. Aroma is burnt, roasty, a hint of cherry. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, sour cherry. Im not sure why they thought that fermenting this at 90 degrees was a good idea.


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