RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There is one who foretells what is coming. How the future grows darker each day. That an ancient voice soon will be calling, and good folks will be caught in its sway.

For the soothsayer brews a magnificent ale, deep and black, through the blackest of arts. He predicts its pure notes, without secrets or spice, will tempt tongues, will turn heads, will steal hearts.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Black with thick foamy lasting brown head; aroma is mild herbal and hints of chocolate; flava is herbal hop and fruit prunes; feels light not watery fizzy zing; finishes bitter some tangy roastiness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
750ml.bottle shared with Quevillon.The color is a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is of barley,sweet oats and alcohol. The taste also of barley,oats wheat and malt with a sweet finish and the alchol very present.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (773) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
On tap. Dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma yeast, purple fruits, brown sugar. Full body, some carbonation, a touch of alcohol warmth, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, raisiny, malty, pretty good, maybe a little too sweet and sticky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2276) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Cherry aromas, nutty, slight banana, purple grapes. Jet black with a mostly lasting beige head. Mostly dry, fruity, woodsy earth, a little green. Medium-full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7099) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle opened at Kevins. Raisin and cola with some dark notes and yeasty quality Good.
Earlier Rating: 4/2/2012 Total Score: 3.8
750 from Liquor Barn. Raisin and plum. Big carbonated taste. Some cola. Quadish in flavor and taste. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5681) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours black into a tulip. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Prune and dark pit fruit aromas. Sweet with fig and prune upfront turning to dark caramel, and earth in the warm, lasting finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/7/2016 Total Score: 3.8
Pours black into a tulip. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Prune and dark pit fruit aromas. Sweet with fig and prune upfront turning to dark caramel, and earth in the warm, lasting finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/11/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Pours deep mahogany into a Trappist glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dark caramel, roasted nuts and sweet malt aromas. Crisp with dark chocolate covered caramel and pit fruit upfront turning to bitter espresso in the lasting raisin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
750ml. Like 15 bucks or something..errr...wut? Pretty solid Belgian Dark Ale. Big fruity notes, quite complex. Big and sugary, grounded with a deep Black Malt tone, but aggressive yeast tones and alcohol. Not unlike classic Trappist Ales, but maybe a little sugary and overbearing instead of sublime.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Poured from bottle 1/28/16, fresh. Large tan head that lasts. Dark in color. Smooth flavor with less aroma then I was expecting. Tasty though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
750 cc from Capones. Pours hazy dark blackisj with minimal tan head. Nose is blackberry, yeasty funk, florals. Tastes yeasty, with heavy notes of blackberry, vinous fruit, and florals.
Earlier Rating: 5/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
750 cc from Capones. Pours turbid chestnut with 3-finger splotchy tan head that laces irregularly. Nose is funky rock sugary malt, with figgy fruit, oaty cacao, hops. Tastes semi-dry, malty, yeasty, with figgy fruit, spice, cacao, and a dry finish. Very complex.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3353) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2016
750 from Mile High. This is a great looking beer. Its a very dark brown with an everlasting khaki head and dense lacing. Lots of fruity and spicy esters come through in the nose. Plums, dates, a dash of toffee, cola, earth, and baking spices. The palate is great. Ommegang knocks these beers out of the park. They just project craftsmanship. The yeast is the centerpiece in the flavor, giving layers of fruit and spice. Its hoppy enough to let you know that its an American made beer, but not so hoppy it seems weird for the style. Notes of plums, baking chocolate, dark cherry, red wine, soil, and a dry finish make up this delicious beer. I love this beer, but it seems too similar in character, ingredients, and quality to Three Philosophers to warrant the $16.99 . The bottle actually wasnt price-tagged, I just snatched it up on a whim.


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