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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Expose yourself to the Darkness that is Ritual Dark Ale. The color of this ale borders on dark-brown to black with a translucent ruddy hue. The aroma is brimming with notes of fig, dates and hints of red apple. Flavors of toffee mingle with cocoa and a faint hop spiciness. The complexity of Ritual Dark Ale is sure to evoke your senses. Brewed at Sudwerk for ReaperAle.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 bpmber poured a tan cola like color with tan head, Nose was like cola also???? Taste was a bit of chocolate with some spice and a touch of alcohol and malt sweetness. Not quite sure what this is aiming to be, the beers I have had below are porters and stouts and this is not that?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7180) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Bouteille de 22 oz dguste en compagnie de Dmac621, Dickinsonbeer, Cathschlag, MartinT, Beerbuzzmontreal et Glouglouburp. Arme: Odeur de raisins et de malt avec une pointe dalcool. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque (Prsence de lie). Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de malt chocolat et de mlasse fruite. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dhoublon en arrire got. (Rating #1251)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Ritual Dark Ale
Date: 08/12/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

dark with ruby edges, thin beige head, touch of lace, light sweet malt aroma with hints of chocolate, rich dark fruity malt flavor, touch of sweetness well balanced with a touch of bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
22 oz sampled thanks to drewbeerme. Pours dark black with a tall beige head. The aroma is nice it has an aged sense to it. Chocolate red fruit, dark fruits, and a little dough. Chocolate and roast flavors, some dark fruit, and a hint of sourness to it? Decent but nothing too exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2007
22oz, pours dark brown with off white head. nose has bakers chocolate, roast, and sorta musty. flavor has musty dull chocolate, grainy, and milky. alc is well hidden. mouthfeel is milky. i sorta hate this beer because its so boring and i find it pointless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Pours a very dark brown color with a formidable tan head. Excellent lacing that provided a nice frothy blanket to the tiny pieces of sediment that floated throughout the beer. The scent was heavy and strong alcohol with notes of malt, raisins and nuts. There was a nice balance of malt and hops to compliment the carmel and nutty assualt on the palate. This a very interesting beer....I really enjoyed this big boy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Notes of caramel, toffee and acetylaldehyde up front. Soft mouthfeel with good malt balance and nice subdued hop presence. Clean and balanced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
My favorite from Reaper. Tastes very different from a stout, even though it looks like one. A great pint which ive had several times at Liars. Lots of interesting flavors going on here: cocoa, molasses, and some sweet notes - almost apple like with licorice. But oh so smooth - awesome beer...Definately unique and a must try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark black with ruby hints and a large creeamy light brown head that lasted the entire time. Aroma was what you would expect, malts- coffee, chocolate, toasted and some sweetness- molasses and some fruitiness. Flavor was similar it comes on with the usual toastted malt flavor but then right before the bitter finish there is a sudden sweetness that I didnt care for. Hides the 8.5% alcohol very well. Overall a real nice dark ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Poured black but not opaque. Beige head. Light roasted malt aroma. Some fruity and doughy notes. The flavor was mildly roasted with some dark fruits. Dry finish with a long bitterness.


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