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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Flemish monks brewed the first Abt. A voluptuous temptress they named for their Monastery Abbot. Belgian Dark Candi Sugar encourages the decadence of rum, raisin dark chocolate and sherry like fruit tones to conspire happily in almost 20˚ Plato. Rich and full bodied this is one to lie down or if you are bold enjoy now, but take your time - linger. This beer cries to be sipped and enjoyed.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a transparent, ruddy brown color with a thin layer of fizzy, off-white foam. Big raisin aroma with suggestions of leather and chocolate ice cream. Soft, but noticeable alcohol with a mild perfume-like quality. Hints of toast and some melanoidin malt richness. Medium bodied mouthfeel with moderately low carbonation, but the attenuation is such to provide a good balance for this beer. Not as dry or carbonated as the Belgian quads, but still maintains a satisfying level of drinkability and richness of flavor. Initial malt flavors of toast, fig and raisin, accompanied by light chocolate and a moderate alcohol presence that helps balance the sweetness. Hints of rum and the distinctive dark Belgian candi sugar sweetness, but the sweetness perception is mainly up front as it finishes relatively dry and clean. Toasted malt lingers in the finish, along with some mild pepper and floral alcohol perfumes. Big on flavor and devoid of the lingering sugar sweetness that plagues so many examples of this style. The "full bodied" commercial description had me a bit worried at first, but this beer ended up exceeding my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (8107) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle thanks to TheAlum. Pours hazy reddish mahogany, small beige head, dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is dried fruits, malts and a weird kind of rotten fruit aroma. Flavor is prunes, dried fruits, malts, hints of toffee, sherry, hints of belgian yeasts. Medium body, a bit watery in feel. Not bad, but the rotten fruit thing is offputting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Mahogany with hints of ruby. Diminishing off-white head, that leaves just a small island and a ring around the glass. Fairly light aromas, with some herbal hops and fruity malt. A nice scent, just a bit subdued. Light, yet rich in feel. A very soft, yet tight carbonation. Light sweet start, with caramel, darker berries, and toasted malt. Not an overpowering mix of flavors, just a nice blend. Itll be interesting to see how this one lays down. Its already balanced and mellow. 4/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4838) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is dried fruit, stone fruit, munich malt, dustiness. Slight bit of alcohol noted as well. Pour is murky brown with a small off white head. Taste is pruney and fruit roll up, with an alcohol warming in the chest. Slight oxidation in a mix of paper and sherry, but doesnt affect the mouthfeel that greatly. Pretty solid, but probably would have been more enjoyed fresher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (1040) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Aroma is old cardboard and caramel malt. Taste is pretty much the same with some malty doppelbock notes in there. Low to medium sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
[Bottle] Deep reddish brown color with little head. Nose is spicy and yeasty. Dark fruit, raisin, brown sugar and clove all make an appearance. Toffee, darker fruits, rum, clove, sweet breads and hints of alcohol in the state. Decent palate. Taste is a little muddled at times, but its still a good beer. Tasting notes from 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (3136) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Deep brown in color... Aroma of rich malts, plums, sweet dark fruits... Flavor is caramel malts, brown Belgian candi sugar, sweet malts... Light yeasty finish... Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Mrkbrun och klar. Inget skum. Doft av godis, kola. ganska komplex doftbild som fr tillfllet knns ogreppbar. Mer t barleywine-typ. Ganska hg kolsyra. ldrats med vrdighet. Kola dominerar smakbilden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a deep, translucent garnet with a film of a tan head. Aroma is surprisingly faint - candied sugar, caramel, vanilla, but this didnt open up much, even upon warming. Flavor is pretty good, sugary malts, raisin, plum, caramel, hint of booze. Palate is smooth and easy drinking. Given my high standards for NG, this one fell a bit short, though it was still a good drink that I look forward to having again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (3194) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is filled with belgian candi sugar, flat cola and a trace of herbal earthiness. The palate follows with lots of dark earthy character that balances nicely of the background gingerbread, burnt sugar and cola. Traces of anise, wet wood, vanilla and charcoal linger. Complex and tasty !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2587) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Few year old bottle, pours very dark brown with ruby hue. Nose candy sugar, molasses, raisin, slight booze. Taste sweet up front, Belgian candy sugar, some raisin and faint spice. Decent mouthfeel for old bottle.

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