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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!

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3.2
minutemat (5784) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle @ Rich’s 7k tasting. Pours a murky orangey amber, off-white head. Aroma has cinnamon and orange peel spice. Taste presents lots of spiced dried fruits, some blood orange. Interesting and different.

3.7
RichTheVillan (8026) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle shared at MTG III via Beer Gonzo; dark brown pour with a thin magnolia head, aroma has spice, taste has some big winter spice, dark fruits.

3.3
ineedbeer (2203) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle with a 12/14/2010 bottle date. Aroma is unique with a lot of malt character but also some spice, citrus and fruit notes. Lots of caramel, toffee toasted bread and nuts. Some moderate raisin notes with hints of cherry and stone fruit. Some light citrus notes. Hints of cinnamon with some light chocolate notes. A bit of a gusher. Pours a somewhat clear, burnt amber brown with a large, moderately thick, dark tan head that slowly recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges. No lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a moderate malt note. Toasted bread, nuts and dark caramel dominate. Light chocolate notes with some medium light citrus. Light raisin, fig and cherry notes. Moderately strong phenolics with cinnamon, but also some herbal spicy notes and a bit of vegetable note. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Moderate astringency and low but present alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer. A nice aroma, but the flavor does not match up. A bit astringent as well. Age definitely hurt this flavor, but I’m not sure it was a great combo to begin with.

4
Johnstledger8 (1243) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a bright blood orange with a lasting sudsy white head. Aroma is of sour fruits, light vinegar, oak, brett, funky, cherries, blood orange. Taste is of sour fruits, blood orange, hint of caramel, funky, vinegar, light acidity, cinnamon noticeable on the finish. Soft foamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4
mateuszk (2755) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, dark amber in colour with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, sour fruits, vinous, light chocolate. In taste mix of sweet-sour fruity notes, wine. Medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly tart and dry finish.

3.7
Ktwse (5233) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Pours hazy deep amber with flat white head. Aroma of dried fruit, sugar, fresh fruit and some madeira. Taste is funky, spicy with a tart finish. Light and sticky body with average carbonation.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter slightly acetic flavor. Cacao present but just making the brew a little unbalanced. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.4
drsordr (2776) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour dark gold to light copper with thin ecru head. Nose light tart cherry, clove, sweet citrus. Taste sweeter malt, bready, vague fruit, then cinnamon and spice in the finish.

4.4
ads135 (4844) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2016
A very nice belgian strong. Pours dark brown with a thing spicy character. Som citrus, some plum and raisin, some chocolate. Tried with Jess at El Bait Shop in 2016.

3.7
BRW (2877) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
On tap. Brown colour with off white head. Fruity, cherry aroma. Sweet, fruity, cherry and peach taste. Mediumbody.


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