RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This medium-bodied ale is deep red-brown in color and has a nice malty sweetness with a chocolate-like caramel aroma that finishes with a light hop flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Yeast, spices, dark fruit, a little sweet. Tastes similar. Sweet, malty. Very smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pour from bottle. Unclear ruby brown. Small lasting off-white head - full ring around glass. Nice full Belgian aroma, Malty sweet, yeast, spices, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate. Medium body. Soft. Nice sweetness, malty, fruity. Accompanying spices are well balanced. Alcohol is noticeable and almost gets in the way but not quite. Tasty. Glad I picked some up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours clear amber with not much head. Aroma is mostly just malty. Very big on the malts, lots of caramel mainly, little hint of chocolate that I probably would not have recognized if i had not read the bottle. The yeast profile adds a bit of Belgian banana yeast type flavor to it. Slightly sweet but not to much. I really enjoyed this more than I though I would. A well balanced beer that really doesnt do anything wrong. Would love to see it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Poured from bottle at Andy's pad. Brownish red pour. Grape, sour, fruity, skunky taste. Hate the style. It's ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (910) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Glass bottle. Lovely dark ruby pour with creamy beige head. Appearance is a perfect 5 out of 5. Aroma is also very nice: dates, raisins, plum, homemade bread, waffles. Very nice. Strong presence of raisins, plum, and bready yeast. What trips this up is the high alcohol content. Its detectable and the burn interferes with the dark rose family fruits it otherwise exhibits. It needs to be toned down to about 6%. Otherwise its like drinking a glass of bread with fruit and nuts in it. Otherwise its very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a creamy toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and darker fruits with accents of earth and peppery yeast.. on the sweet side, but it smelled really tasty! The flavor found vanilla, licorice, and dark fruit at the core with clove and fruity yeast laced throughout.. sweet, malty finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. sweet for the style.. very drinkable overall, and Id have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 bottle. Nice ruby-brown, unfiltered body. Thin, glass rimming beige head. Really pleasant, pulls it off rather well. Pronounced yeast tones..raisin, plum...balanced and complemented by the chocolate malt, maybe candi sugar tones. At 7.5% its not overbearing, which really works well here. Drinkable, and while sweet and full bodied, remains balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Malty flavor, with light dry chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Screw City Beer Fest. Got this bad boy from a growler from Potosi. Damn good beer. Milk and dark chocolate with a slight hint of coffee and a decent backbone of Trappist yeast. I would love to try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3230) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at the Free House - Pours mahogany with a thin ring of off-white head. Nose is sweet, with candi sugar, dark fruit, sweet yeasty bread, and a hint of spice. Taste is about the same, sweet but not overbearing, with all sorts of fruity flavors. Sweet bready malt and the same candi sugar. Drank a full pour, but the sweetness became a bit distracting by the end. Slick and viscous, with medium heft.

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