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RATINGS: 2231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (245) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAY 3, 2014
Tasted on tap at Ommegang with ML. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruit, caramel, and licorice. Flavour follows the nose with notes of spice as well.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (466) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2016
nice malty stone fruit aromas. dark red in color with nice lightly red tinted long lasting head. taste is malty of darker caramel malts, raison, plum, and cherry. finishes clean and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Airlifter (127) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (200) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6274) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (353) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
Mörkt bärnstensfärgad, disig med medelstort skum. I doften finns massor av torkad frukt, främst russin och mörka plommon,men även lite kryddor. Smaken är stor och fyllig med sötma från torkade frukter, mycket russin i eftersmaken, även lite toffesötma, en fin kryddighet som balanserar sötman och en liten beska på slutet. Munkänslan är stor, mjuk och rund. En riktigt smakrik och välbalanserad dubbel

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (99) - 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.

4.8
   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.

4.4
   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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (842) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1377) - 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.


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