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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Rich. Great chocolate cake character. Very well balanced. I enjoyed this one.

ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/9/12, Not the best use of Rating #2400

Aroma: The nose is caramel/chocolate malts, nutty notes, and some earth
Appearance: Pours a dark orange-amber-brown color with a beige head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is mostly malts (caramel, chocolate, dark fruit), with minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, a bit watery, with a short, imperfect duration
Overall Impression: This one is OK, but it isn’t a favorite for me.

madmitch76 (25568) - , 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.

Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bomber pours deep rutty amber with minimal head. OK, let’s crack this Riddler. In the aroma I get big smashed cherries, brown sugar simmering plums and pomegranates as well as lesser amounts of earthiness and Christmas like spices. The taste is similar with bold cherry, plum and pomegranate fruitiness edged with a bit of roasted malts, earthiness and some yeasty spiciness. This is a bold fruity brew where yeasty spices and pomegranate tang attempt to balance the sweetness.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #64. Very murky and thick dark brown pour with a light tan head with decent lacing. Slightly sweet light fruit aroma, yeast and some caramel. More sweet fruitiness, slightly bitter with a little toasty aftertaste. (1711)

cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Phoenix) - Pours a murky (muddy) light brown color with barley any head. No real lacing to speak of. Lightly carbonated. Aroma is esters, and toasted malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, esters, and light spice. Medium body. A decent beer.

SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Hazy reddish pour with a foamy head.. Aroma is sweet malt and brown sugar. Flavor was the same plus some dark fruit flavors, chocolate and some mild hop.

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap; first rating in a while. Poured a auburn type with a brown head. Aroma of cola, fruit, and earth. Flavor was ok and a bit oxidized. Fruit and earth. Some yeast.

dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Pours dark amber with off-white head. Smells of bubblefum and dried fruit. Malty sweet. Medium body with thin texture. Malty smooth finish. Not bad, but a bit malty for my tastes.

craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Murky red brown pour, good sized frothy head. Aroma holds very nice nectar fruit presence that mixes with a bit of nuttiness, brown sugar, and cherry. Excellent fruit profile on the whole. Flavor holds lots of raisin, plum, fig, and a touch of alcohol bite on the tongue. Nothing special, but a tasty Belgian style brew from a local outfit.

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