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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winter warmer...brewed with 8 malts, molasses, poplar syrup, dark candi sugar, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some orange peels.

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3.5
Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Black, as one might expect, with a big but quickly dissipating head. Roasted almond aroma. Nicely crisp, with a note of coffee, burnt toast and red wine. Not bad.

3.4
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Deep brown body with a thick, cocoa colored head. The nose is quite interesting with notes of overripe fruit, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, light smoke, burnt toast, molasses, some faint esters and a hint of cardamon. The body is full and robust with elegant carbonation and a nice velvety feel on the tongue. The flavors are nice with a tasty melding of smoke, burnt toast, dark fruits and licorice. It’s probably not my favorite beer from Brugge but it’s still tasty and damn unique. The smoke and deep roasted element in a Belgian. Whodda thunk it? Worth trying, without a doubt. Is it me, or are these beers just getting better and better?

3.4
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Reminded me of Bell’s Hell Hath... On tap, poured in a snifter. A medium tan soft creamy head. Aroma of yeast, some chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste of dark bread, choclate, spices with some sweetness.

3.4
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Poured a very dark brown with an off white head. Aroma, molasses caramel, yeast. Flavor, molasses more molasses, and some black strap molasses, spices and yeast. I thought they over did it a bit with this one.

3.4
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Had on tap at Brugge in Broad Ripple. Pours pretty much black, nice sweet alcohol nose, and a chewy, sweet, yeasty flavor. A good brewpub offering!

3.4
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma is phenolic yeast, peppers and ethanol. Taste has notes of caramel, light chocolate (de-bittered), spicy and peppery, thin red wine, and well-attenuated. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

3.4
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
On tap at Brugge Brasserier (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a hazy dark caramel brown color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and somewhat malty with notes of cooked mushrooms, spice, hints of barnyard funk and nutmeg. Flavor is slightly malty, slightly sweet with hints of spice, honey, some faint sour malt and barnyard funk. Generally light to medium body with a watery malty finish.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2009
(Draught) Pours a black body with a creamy medium-sized beige head. Aroma of toasted grain, rye, chocolate, nuts, and some dark fruit. Flavor of plum, rye, toasted malt, Belgian yeast, light coffee, and cocoa with a dry finish.

3.4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt, some spicy hints. Tastes tarte and citrussy with soe lactic hints and a spicy finish.

3.4
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
750 ml bottle - thanks clint!! Clear, dark brown with tan head; sweet yeasty nose with choco, cherries and mild spice; quite dry with an almost licorice like spice flavor; lingering finish is spicy and some metallic flavor


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