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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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3.6
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty oaky caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy oaky caramel and toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty oaky caramel and toffee spicy finish.

3.4
Travlr (25768) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Draft. Murky light brown, tan edge head. Aroma of sour pears. Taste is smooth, fruity, vanilla. Easy to drink.

3.9
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours a dark amber/light brown color with a khaki head. Strong vanilla notes right off the bat. There’s definite some whiskey character along with a decent fruitiness, too. Plenty of brown sugar, toffee, and bread as well. The flavor has strong vanilla and wood flavors and plenty of malt sweetness. Heavy on the toffee and toasted bread with a light fruit character. Sweet and malty and enjoyable.

4.3
bhensonb (15609) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tap at Sour Sunday. Pours hazy dark brown. Aromas of bourbon and dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor starts dark fruit - then brown sugar - then bourbon/vanilla. Incredible.

3.9
j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Somehow didn’t upload a rating for this, but I had notes in my own personal database. Weird because I uploaded ratings for SN’s Agave Charlie which I had right before it, and Dark Horse Whiskey Richard, which I had immediately after.

Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at EBF (2011). Pours a clearish brown with a thin beige head. Sweet wood and vanilla on the nose. Lots of malt, wood and bourbon. Long wood notes with some sweetness and a touch of tang.

3.3
Camons (13017) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, molasses. Taste is malt, yeasty, sweet dark fruit, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation. Okies, but very sweet beer. 090312

3.4
slowrunner77 (12582) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"This is a pretty nice belgian ale, a little less dry than it’s bottled Oliva counterparts. Pretty fruity and spicy, may be oak aged (seems so) but it’s hard to say..."

3.6
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with an off-white head. Dark fruity, grape, plum, fig, a bit spicy, sweet caramel, oaky aroma. Quite sweet, rich grape, red plum, toffee, oaky, very sweet, fruity flavor with a cloying finish. Interesting brew but it’s quite sweet.

3.9
marcus (10567) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pours dark brown with very little head and a fruity aroma.There is a hearty treacle and dark fruit flavor with a little candi sugar. This is a very tasty brew.

2.3
onceblind (10309) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Murky brownish copper with a thin bubbly light tan head. Very woody aroma with earthy notes of burnt toffee and some light floral hops. Taste is woody, earthy, semi sweet and a little smoky. Kinda sticky at the end, pretty malty.


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