RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Influenced by a Belgian yeast and good old fashion brewer creativity. Ah yes, lay this one down in your cellars for years to come. Enjoy this one alone for its malt and hop complexity. For entertaining suggestions try a sweet pairing of raisins or sugar coated dates. For a meal start with a soft spreadable herb cheese from fresh cows milk on a nice toasted piece of baguette. Then serve Carbonnade of Beef (Belgian national stew) with candied yams and pan fried green beans tossed with butter and sliced almonds.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (3052) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Im fairly confident that I got a bad bottle. No head and barley a bubble Ive had this beer before and I dont remember the beer being like this. Malty like a brown ale with a belgian touch this beer has potential.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Pours a hazy deep brownish red with a small soapy off white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma is a strange combination of rasins, dark chocolate, yeasts, nuts, toffee, roasted coffee beans. Flavor is rasins, burnt coffee, yeasts, wood. Finishes bitter from the chocolate and finishes with an almost powdery mouthfeel. Strange brew, didnt do it for me but definitely unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
This beer has great potential with its raisin, brown sugar, vanilla extract aroma, but it definitely evokes more of an overall doppelbock feel than a strong belgian due to the complete lack of carbonation. Had two glasses of this and the second one was poured aggresively only to yield a tiny 1/3 inch head. Flavor is light woodiness, a little fig but not much else. Im very interested at how this could be with a tweak in the yeast levels by the brewery. Thank You Rock Art. 2009 22 oz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2009
Thanks to josarah for this beer. Pours a rich caramel color with very thin tan head. Aroamas of sweet malts, raisins, caramel and toffee. Flavors of roasted beans, chocolate, and hazelnuts. Nice bitter hop flavors as well. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Enjoyable beer after a long day. Thanks Joe!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle. Sweet fruity malt aroma. Cloudy dark brown body, light tan head that leaves pretty lacing. Flavor is sweet but not cloying, chocolate, raisins, nuts. Sweet finish. Interesting and pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours copper/brown with a white head. Smells of caramel, chocolate, peppery, figs. Tastes chocolatey with some dark fruity hints and molasses on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12140) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a medium mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Floater. Aromas of caramel, some dark fruits, roasty, and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, dark cherries and other dark fruits, caramel, and had a brown sugar and maple syrup finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2597) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring, leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel nose. Flavor is caramel and molasses, smooth, balanced not bitter. $3.49 for a 22oz bottle from Cabot Quechee Store Quechee, VT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2008
So what is this beer? Belgain strong ale? Brown Ale? Get a bottle and let me know what you think because I have no idea. But it is pretty good. World class? No. But good anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (2029) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dark red, brown with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and brown sugar. Flavor was the same plus some dark fruit flavors and some mild hop presence. Pretty much a 1 dimensional brew. I was hoping the belgian yeast would give it a little more zip. None the less, I recomend trying it if you happen to be in Vermont.

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