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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Belgian-style Dark Ale is inspired by traditional Abbey ales to deliver the richest roasted malt flavors. Dual-yeast fermentation, spicy hops, and the addition of Muscovado brown sugar provide increased complexity and depth of flavor which effortlessly combine to present a delicious, balanced brew with a velvety smooth texture that pleases the palate.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23971) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Draft at Barrel 3. Cloudy reddish amber color. Huge tannic aroma with dark fruity esters. Taste is boozy fruit and tannins.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours brown with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate cookie and caramel malt, toast malt notes with dates and figs. Flavor is moderate bready, toast and caramel malt with nutty notes, dates and figs and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (9162) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2017
Deep dark plummy brownish amberish hue under a thin ivory/light beige head. Deep earthy dark fruit aromas with dates and figs and a bit of toast. The flavor is deeply sweet and a bit dusty and fruity like from the nose, some dates and light fig, and a boozy abbey dusty finish. Deep and a bit boozy and belgianish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
On tap at Darbys Gastown, pours a cloudy chestnut brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, candied sugar and earthy notes. Flavour is along the same lines being very fruity, with lots of red dark fruits, Belgian yeast, brown sugar and earthy notes. Not authentic, but its quite nice. Sweet and fruity. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
Draft - Cocoa me fruity yeasty notes. Deep brown with a decent white head. Fruity Belgian notes, dark raisin and some cocoa. The body really isnt there for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2017
Draught at Darbys Gastown, Vancouver
Dark brown color with small compact beige head. Esters are evident in the aroma. The flavor is based on caramel, its moderately sweet, but it doesnt have malt depth; the alcohol is just a bit too evident.
Clean. Ok beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Amber-brown, with a thin head. Has a slightly phenolic nose with some rich pears and apricots. Sweet, with a gentle brown sugar note, pear and grape esters, and just a touch of alcohol. Balanced, restrained example.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2017
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, burnt caramel and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, light dried fruit and light caramel with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (7055) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark golden orange with beige head. Aromas of herbs, spice, banana, dark fruit. Tastes of orange, herb/spice, light banana, malt, dark fruit, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1756) - - JAN 2, 2017
750ml corked bottle, 2016 vintage. Sweet brown sugar aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, roasted malt and caramel malt. Pours deep caramel brown colored with a thin tan head that has good retention and excellent lacing. Starts with sweet brown sugar and caramel malt flavors. Finishes smooth with a little bit of roasted malt flavor as well as spicy Belgian yeast and some hops. Quite good.


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