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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink

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3.8
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2009
dark ruby-mahogony color, with a medium tan frothy and creamy head. aroma is dried dark fruits, spice like clove/coriander, and estery/yeasty dry roasted candi sugar malt. flavor is more roasted candi sugar malt, rummy raisins and spice, figs with some dry hoppyness and a bit tart. reminds me a bit of De Dolle brews. a bit of brandy and spice in the finish.

4.4
ha1ag (904) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2009
bottled in Cafe Frape in Mestreech. Dark brown color, with thick head, Nose has yeast and fruits. Aroma is yeasty again, with the hint of fruits Quickly followed by malts. very nicely composed beer with a trick - the 12% is hidden perfectly.

4.5
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
Overall one of the best strong beers I have ever had. It has a very balanced flavor with a slightly sweet finish. It packs a punch on the ABV scale but the taste does not come across as such.

4.1
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Dark amber with a frothy, beige head. Raisins, almonds, and maple nose. Sweet, dark, and hoppy with caramel, floral, and oak notes. An outstanding, balanced beer.

3.6
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Appearance: Pours a dark auburn brown with a pin stripe of white for head. Aroma: Fruity Belgian yeast. Taste: Dark fruits such as plums, raisins and dates. A little bit of chocolate, spicy hop and clove in the finish. Mouthfeel: Velvety. Overall: A real good beer. It doesn’t stand out from others in it’s style, so it’s good, but not outstanding.

4.1
direwolf9 (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2009
I have an affinity for the stronger beers. At $16 a 4-pack at Central Market in Dallas this is not one I choose often but its a supurb beer. A little sweeter than I like but after one taste you know its still right up there in the upper echelons of good beers. At 12% alc if you drink all 4 during an evening you could easily become the life of the party.

4
IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
750ml bottle from Liquid Solutions. Nose of vanilla, candi sugar, and golden raisins. Very dark but clear brown with a big beige head. Flavor is caramels, candi sugary sweetness, and some yeasty vanilla. Finish shows a slight tinge of alcohol warmth and some lingering candi sugar.

3.9
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
330 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with AtlAggie. Pours deep brown that allows just a bit of light to pass. The moderate tan colored head lasts through mid-glass and leaves a layer of foam with each sip. Pleasant aroma of malt, brown sugar and just a bit of earthiness. The flavor is similar with rich, sweet malt, brown sugar and just a bit of earthiness. Some mild warmth from the alcohol at the finish in no way interferes with the enjoyment of this beer. At 12% abv, this is way too easy to drink!

3.8
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
The look is brownish in color with a decent beige colored head. The smell is raisans, sweet, sugar, fruits, and yeast. The taste is sweet, dried fruits, fruits, yeast, and sugar.

3.7
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Had from bottle at GOBF. Very dark body. Smells like dark fruit and sugar. Tastes very belgiany like brown sugar and candy. Also deceptively easy to drink. Very tastey.


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