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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Belgian ale that’s good for your soul. Who says only monks get to have all of the fun? Our Belgian-style ale doles out a little extra soul saving because we saw what you did.
Grain: Maris Otter, Crystal 60L, Belgian Chocolate, Special B Hops: Columbus, Vanguard Yeast: House yeast Extras: Brown Sugar, Golden Raisins, Dark Raisins, Honey
Specs: 28 IBU, 8.7% ABV, 21º Lovibond "

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3.6
Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Draft at the source murky brown color, small white head. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is toast, butterscotch, light spice. Nice.

3.6
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle (Thanks to My Friend Derek) in Hotel Room, Chicago - After a visit at Aviary..... Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, apples, phenolic, sweet malty, light rubber, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, light honey notes.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark fruit, candy sugar and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Very interesting beer.

3.5
crossovert (12642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
This is one of the weaker offerings form this brewery but still tasty. Dark fruits dominate, it is sweet with a bit of tang.

3.6
deyholla (11496) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a near clear brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread with a bit of backing chocolate and a hint of raisin. Flavor has a good amount of raisin with some light spice with a bit of chocolate and breads backing.

4
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Dark brown pour, small head. Aroma of roasted nuts, coffee, toasted grains, and nice hop notes. Flavor is a good balance of roasted malts, coffee, fruit, hops, light cocoa.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Growler shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, Belgian candi sugar, and some dark fruits. The flavor had the same; roasted malts bordering on ashy, chocolate, dark fruits and Belgian candi sugar. There is a decent amount of sweetness throughout and a slight bitterness at the finish.

3.3
b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Growler to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks decent, but dark (pitch black) for a Belgian style ale. Smells sweet, malty, ashy, and doughy. Tastes bitter and busy. Mouthfeel is average. A little too much going on for me.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to rick. Pours out a rusty amber topped with a small head. Nose is rich malts some pit fruit and nice spice. Taste is more of the rich malts some pit fruit and spice.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
6 oz pour on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a rich brownish dark hue, a good haze, with darker copper glowing edges, brownish with a decent frothy tannish head, dies to a film, laces ok though. Aromas are fruity and biscuity, offering some toast and caramel, gentle pear, apple, cocoa. Faint waft of dark fruit, mellow spice, soap, more spicy Belgian yeast. Touches of candi sugar. Initial is fuller bodied offering a potent sweetness and toast up front, some cocoa and a good healthy dose of plum and dark fruit. A touch of dark black cherry, some spice, caramel and toffee. Mellow bread, toast, biscuits. Middle and back start to show more budding red and dark fruit, plums and toffee, caramel, and a touch of dry toast, spice, some vanilla, and brown sugar. Finish is dried a bit, mellow sweetness. I actually enjoyed this morn than expected. Nice.


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