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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
madmitch76 (26448) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Hazy brown beer. Chocolate nose. Aged chocolate malt. No hops or anything else just light powdered chocolate.

3.9
Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Rich. Great chocolate cake character. Very well balanced. I enjoyed this one.

3
harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle at Chriso’s Kook Tasting 09. Hazy brown, beige head. Milk choc on aroma. It’s alright, some malt. Fine.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2008
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop cloudy dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, nut, brown sugar, yeast, faint spiced banana. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/prune, caramel, nut, some alcohol. Some alcohol dryness in the finish. Light-medium body, some chalkiness, does a poor job of holding the alcohol.

3.3
hopdog (13258) - 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.

3.4
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, baked honey, some chocolate, and light clove. Flavor of toasted malt, citrus, golden raisins, caramel, and some molasses with a dry finish.

3.4
Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
A dark brown body with a bit of white head. Recent from the brewery itself. Yeast aroma. The taste was a bit Rochfort-like and drying. Hop bitterness in the end. Not as full mouthfeel as I would like, but a satisfying Belgian effort nevertheless and one of the better ones from this brewery that I have tried.

2.5
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee/chocolate/peat, spice hops, yeast. Taste is medium malt-toffee, peat, metallic hops, clashes.

3.5
hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle... Clear ruby ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is of a sweet, Brooklyn, NY chocolate egg cream; Hershey’s syrup with a touch of lactic acid. Chocolaty, Belgian dubbel flavor. No European yeast complexity, but a nice, malty experience nonetheless. Hints of dark raisins and lactic acidity. Full-bodied and lightly oily with medium carbonation. Gently bitter, mineral, dry finish. Bottle provided by growler. Thanks Scott!

3.5
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Ruddy muddy medium brown pour with 1-finger khaki head. Aroma of roasty malt, cherries, brown sugar, slight cacao, some funky notes, and some maple syrup notes. Tastes malty, spicy, on the dry side, with brown sugary cacao notes and some finishing funk. Also noted were late sesame and cognacy notes.


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