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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hints of rum, dates and figs compliment the fruity esters in this strong Belgian style ale. Locally made dark candi syrup helps keep the body surprisingly light in this big beer worthy of rumination.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle share. Clear amber. Spicy dark fruit aroma. Alcohol and fruit malt taste. Nutty. This is more of an American strong. Where's the "Belgian"?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16964) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Has an amber-brown colour. Bubbly head. Crackery, lightly toasty nose. So it looks and smells nothing like a tripel. Sweet, toasty, just a light ester note. This has no particular Belgian influence, but when you adjust to the fact that you’re drinking a strong Brown Ale, you realize it’s pretty good at that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3135) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Deep cherry red. Candied sugars, toast, light spice, ripe dark fruit, and a background chocolate malt profile. Different and interesting. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13667) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit and fig. Medium body, figs, licorice, toasted malt, boozy, very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Clear dark amber pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, sugar cane, fruits and slight hops. Taste of toffee, caramel malts, slight fruits and hops on the finish. Full bodied, fizzy carbonation, cloying syrupy mouthfeel, hop extract. This beer got better as the carbonation died down and as it warmed closer to room temp, still below average though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3822) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep tawny amber with a thin tan head. A bit of burnt Belgian malts in the flavor. Some lightly alcoholic malt syrup sweetness, not too bad, not estry. I like he burnt malt, could us less sweetness less syrupy character. I also think a bit of oxidation would help.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep tawny amber with a thin tan head. Big sweet malt on the nose, but it’s nearly blown away by the alcohol and warm cherries. Big and sticky. Medium bodied, sticky malt, warming alcohol, cherries, toast, a bit of yeast. Big warming alcohol into the finish, warm and sticky again, more cherry notes. The moment they stick this in a barrel with some cherries, someone is going to geek out about it. That someone is probably not me, since I’m not about that life, but someone is, and they’ll love it. This is big, unapologetic, and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donandres (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - MAR 8, 2016
Taster glass from the brewery Appearance: Dark yellow/amber /medium head/lacing Aroma: good aroma Taste: Balanced boozy Mouth feel: creamy, fizzy Overall:Very good beer, ok to repeat but not look forward to Drank August 2015

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3573) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. Pours a reddish brown with a ton of foam head. Candy sweet caramel malt with a bit of maple. Soft cherry, plum and other dark fruit flavors throughout. This was a little rough at first for me, but it grew on me a ton as it went. Bit of an earthy flavor and dusty finish. Very unique. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7594) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of gum, orange peel, menthol, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. A rather harsh, crude, medicinal rendition.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On tap @ Odin Tap Room. Dark copper colored beer with some off-white foam. Sugary caramel and dried fruits all the way through. A hint of alcohol, particularly on the tongue. Some plum, raisin, and fig. Maybe a hint of dried, sweetened pineapple. Slight phenolic spice quality, too. A little too high boost for me.


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