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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian style Strong Dark Ale has a tawny brown color and aromas of banana and spice that dominate the initial bouquet of the beer. Lean malt flavors blend perfectly with fruit driven characteristics created by the classic Belgian yeast which fermented this ale. The alcohol content is deceptively smooth just like its sister beer Damnation. Brewed just once a year for a release in January.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
375ml bottle at Brians (thx, Brian!). Bottled on 10/10/14. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste are fruity, caramel, sugary, spices, Belgian yeasts. Very good brewed beer, fits with the original style by 100%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6952) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12.7oz bottle, Oct 2014 vintage. (Lost track of where I got this because I was at the brewery before this was bottled) Color is a very deep brown. Still great carbonation, laces the side of the chalice. Aroma is light oak, chocolate, brown sugar, and of course dark fruit.

Taste is dark breads, with cherries, wood, very light spice, and a decent showing of Belgian yeast. Initially sweet followed by a light boozy finish. Medium to lighter in body. Smooth texture with soft carbonation. All in all, my only complaint is the lighter body. That said this held up well and is still very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2016
August 3, 2016 - on tap at RRBC. Clear brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma and taste had dark fruit, chocolate, spice and belgian yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2280) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Dark Amber clear color, ivory cap. Nose is spicy sweet, caramel a bit. Mouth: sour cherry, sour funky mild notes in clean and red-fruits driven drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (1173) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)

Strong Dark Ale, 9% alk. 19 BLG

Bardzo złożny smak i aromat. Głwnie przyprawy, zboża, przypieczona skrka chlebowa. W oddali gęsta czekolada. Czuć belgijski charakter. Mocno owocowy trunek (ciemne owoce), belgijskie drożdże, pomarańcze, brzoskwinie, morele. W kolejnych łykach akcenty bananw i lekkie cytrusy. Mnstwo przypraw w kontrze do owocw. Czekoladowe i żywiczne akcenty świetnie zbalansowane z długim, pozostajacym w ustach, ale przyjemnym średnio-wytrawnym finiszem. Średnie ciało. Ciekawe piwo.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: Brown, big tan head, tan foam, minimal lacing A: fruity, alcohol is the dominant smell T: low bitterrness with sweetness that last long MF: balance OA: Excellent beer for the style, ok to repeat, look for Drank: April 14, 2016

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (45) - - APR 8, 2016
Batch no 7, 1pt bottle at home. Tiny head, caramel and dark rasin in color and aroma. Taste of dark malt, fruits and some complex notes i cant place. It might by slightly to old but still delicious.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (4050) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
@ Russian River 16-3-7: Typisk belgisk med toner av ntter, kola, jst och kryddor. Nja ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2231) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at RR. Poured clear brown with white head. Aroma minimal malty sweet. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet brown ale nutty light yeast banana.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11343) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Clear reddy amber coloured pour with lasting light beige head. Aroma is brown sugars, little spice red fruit, dried fruit. Little fruit cake on the nose as well. Flavor is composed of full and rich fruit cake, some toffee, raisin. Smooth, warming alcohol. Palate is semi sweet. Full bodied. Warming alcohol Frothy carbonation. Good quad.


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