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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1725) - Göteborg, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle, batch 11, from trade. Thanks to xscottypx for sending this as an extra! Dark reddish brown with a large beige head. Aroma: malty, fruity, pepper. Taste: vanilla, spices, especially pepper, toffee, fruity (dark as well as dried), esters, pears. Medium bodied+. Nice Belgian style ale with a spicy twist.


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nealblind (1938) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Brown yellow pour some cherries aromas. Tastes melanoidin. Some cardboard. Not a bit fan of this oxidation circus.

3.5
llkc (2576) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
duft svag krydret malt kant smag kantt karakter svag krydret svag karamel lidt krydret

3.8
MarcoDL (5100) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Dark pour. Aroma of yeast eaters, caramelised malt and nuts. Taste has soft hazelnut, ester, caramelised malt and a nice finish with some ripe fruit. Tasty.

3.4
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle at Side Project Cellar. 375 mL bottle shared by George. Thanks dude. The pour a darker brown with a light khaki head and a few spots of lace. The aroma is interesting. Lots of dark fruits and a strong Belgian yeast. It’s a little cardboardy, but not too shabby. The flavor is much of the same. Dark fruits, heavy malts, and a light sweetness. Not too bad. The mouth feel is a little heavy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and fruity yeast finish.

3.9
Maryannw (31) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Dark brown I color. Bold spicy and fruity flavors with nice complexity. Big 9.5% alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
dnstone (3442) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Pours a deep copper, approaching brown with sudsy off white head and nice lacing. Roasty malty aroma, sweet. Sweet malty with light dry fruit and spiced notes. Notes: on tap at the brew pub, June ’17

3.7
psydtamales (43) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle date: 11/26/16. Dark fruit (dates/figs), caramel notes, I get a hint of cigarette ash? on the finish, slight bitterness. Quite a bit of particulates when first poured. Not boozy at all for 9%.

3.7
rouhlas (3664) - GREECE - MAR 20, 2017
From tap at the brewery. Copper brown color with light beige head. Malty, hoppy and yeasty aroma, caramel, bread, spicy, some fruity notes. Heavy sweet, light acidic and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
drsandman (1577) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2017
2014 bottle in 2017. Pours deep red brown, beige head. Aroma is raisin, banana, caramel malts, dates, prune, chocolate. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, caramel, milk chocolate, banana, light spice, buttered bread. Full bodied super smooth sweet Belgian, great display of the style.

3.9
ansalon (4078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Pours black with a low off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, sour notes, brown sugar, roasted nuts. Taste is fruity with farmhouse notes and light chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and quite dry.


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