RATINGS: 2240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a ton of tan head. Aroma is very mild. Some yeast, fruit, maybe molasses. Flavor has a lot of fruit--dried cherries, apricots, a hint of pear. Some nice malt and just a bit of saltiness. Subdued bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation. This is a very nice beer with a lot of stuff going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (331) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Tasting at brewery. Pours deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, licorice, spice, and figs. Taste is sweet malt, dark berries, toffee, anise, and licorice. Full body. Light carbonation. Creamy, heavy, almost syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle, pours a ruby brown shade with 2 finger head. Smell and taste of dark cherry, dark malt, roast, licorice, and caramel. Rich in the flavor with lots of dark fruits and yeast. Finish is somewhat dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (437) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
Mrkt brnstensfrgad, disig med medelstort skum. I doften finns massor av torkad frukt, frmst russin och mrka plommon,men ven lite kryddor. Smaken r stor och fyllig med stma frn torkade frukter, mycket russin i eftersmaken, ven lite toffestma, en fin kryddighet som balanserar stman och en liten beska p slutet. Munknslan r stor, mjuk och rund. En riktigt smakrik och vlbalanserad dubbel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (112) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Smell of hop, malt, toast caramel, anise, cinnamon. Come in dark amber with thin brown crown. Full body taste with hop, malt, and sour caramel. Strong alcohol, somewhat bitter. Smooth but not as balanced due to hindered sourness. Good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 I went to Cooperstown NY this week, enjoyed the Hall of Fame and enjoyed this super tasting beer. Really great taste. Nice dark appearance, with a pleasant aroma, Really great taste with a very good aftertaste. Maybe the best Ommegang brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbllmm (56) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2016
Grand beer! Faint nose of black plums. Mouth is full body coffee and chocolate with dried fruits, plums, apricots, sultanas, a light touch of licorice. Very well balanced with enough acidity to be fresh and not too sweet. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (886) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Aromas of fig, black licorice, raisins and a little spice. Apperance was a deep murky brown, with very small floaters, medium carbonation, and the head was thin and tan. Flavors were similar to the aroma with the licorice being at the forefront, and the caramel and dark fruits lurking in the background. Overall not my favorite from ommegang but still a very solid brew.Originally rated on 10/8/2008.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1552) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle from Red Star. Deep mahogany pour. Fruitful aroma with booze, malt, toffee, honey and earth. Flavor is malt, chocolate, licorice and dark fruits and berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattChiasson (71) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Out of the bottle, poured light brown, cloudy, with a big rocky persistent tan head. Absolutely beautful in the glass. Malt forward notes of brown raisin bread, molasses, along with fig, cinnamon, and chocolate covered cherries. Rich and complex. Sublime. Loved it.

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