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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s a filthy habit indeed, our dear Ralph, filled with scamps, tramps, and sick and twisted souls. But we love you for it. Our Dark Belgian Strong has bright fruity esters of pears and strawberries blending with caramel malt character and brown fruit notes of dried tart cherries and plums. ST. EADman is complex and sweet with a dry finish, just like the man it honors.

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3.7
Lonick (1874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @home pours dark brown, fruity and malty on the nose. Big fruity flavours, plum and berries with some Apple and cherry. Nice.

3.5
McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Murky mahogany, loose dissipating white head. Bright spicy, kola nut and soft redcurrant. Tinselly toffee, oily skinned with a decent tangy carbonation. Even keeled sweetness, driven lemon peel and gritty bitterness. Mooshed sweet finish. Decent and has stood up over a year in bottle. Cheers LONick.

3.6
mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle share at Watford Tasting, thanks to Matteo. Aroma is woody, raisin, toasty and booze. Hazed dark mber colour with small light tan head. Flavour is big caramel and raisin, rum , some hot fussel alcohol. Medium full body, soft carbonation. Nice drop.

3.6
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 23, 2013
750ml corked and caged bottle shared at the Watford tasting. It pours a hazy brown colour with a large beige head. Aroma is chalky and dusty, odd chocolate, yeast, slight smokiness. Flavor is yeasty, hint of sourness on the end, slight chocolate, dark fruit skins, wet toast. Full body with lively carbonation. Ok beer

3.5
Scopey (14766) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle at the December Watford Tasting, thanks to Matteo. It pours darkest mahogany brown with a beige head. The nose is toast, caramel, cola, light spice and dark fruits. The taste is cola, toast, earth, spice, booze, dark fruit, dried berry, spice, caramel and a touch of liquorice with a dry finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Well-balanced and pretty tasty. Decent.

3.2
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, alcohol and crunchy nuts. Medium body.

3
Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some caramelized malt notes and loads of residual sugars. Taste is also dominated by dark fruit with some plums notes with light unrefined caramelized malt with load of residual sugar. Body is not as full as I would have expected with medium-to-low carbonation and some warming alcohol noticeable. Too unbalanced for my taste with too much residuals sugars and almost no attenuation.

3.7
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Amber-brown body, soapy beige head. Some silky candi sugar tones, pretty close to a Dubbel. Sweet brown sugar, fruity strawberry plum undertones. A touch dry and chalky, but that is probably more a Dexters issue. Gets more enjoyable as it sits and approaches room temp. Smooth and creamy after awhile. Well done.

3.5
valpoaj (744) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Tap pour - comes deep amber with a steady off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty overall with some dark fruit and brown sugar notes...good, if not that memorable. Flavor is sweet as well with caramel malts, dark fruit, burnt sugars and a solid dose of booze. Palate is medium bodied with medium carbonation - decent feel for the high ABV. Good brew overall

3.5
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a murky reddish-brown color with a foamy khaki head that settles to a thin film. Aroma of fruity esters, rich figs, brown sugar, dates, raisin bread, and slight phenolics. Taste has some sweetness up front with cherries and honey coming through. There is also a caramel malt flavor towards the middle with some nuttiness. The finish tastes very yeasty with some sugary dryness. Medium-high carbonation, full-bodied and somewhat creamy.


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