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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The third verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga incorporates vinous and oaky notes into a bold and spicy dark ale. Happy Holidays!

75% Belgian-Style Dark Ale,25% Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels

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3.8
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC First Birthday Party, London. I think I brought this one. Pours clear, rich ruby with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds ripe berries and light spice, some caramel, bread, honey and dark marmalade. Big sweet flavor with lots of caramel, light toasty toffee, great ripe fruits, plums, berries, raisins. Full bodied with average, heavy carbonation. Very sweet finish with plenty of ripe fruit sugars, cherries, plums, bready malts. Big sweet beer in general, some spices and plenty of ripe fruits all around.

2.7
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
27th March 2011
Very hazy dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Even malt, slightly crispy and a little spicy. Trace of wood. Dry finish. Not much going on here, dull and disappointing!

3.9
Hatzilla (30) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
A - Hazy dark amber pour with a beige head and minimal lacing. S - Strong notes of grapes, plums, cherries, raisins, chocolate and Belgian yeast. T - More dark fruits with chocolate, spices, brown sugar and definite alcohol as the beer warms, M - At the low end of medium carbonation with a tart, dry finish and slight alcohol burn. O - A nice BSA for the holidays, Glad I got to try this one.

3.4
tomciccateri (1035) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Capped 750 bottle. Dense brown with fine tan head. Malty, estery aroma. Medium body. Serious texture. Slightly sweet malty flavors. No pronounced oaky notes. Nice.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
750ml bottle-trade with jtclockwork-tan-dk copper. A-black licorice/molasses-sweet dk malt, dk fruit, wood. T-dk fruit-raisins, brown sugar/molasses-dk malt, wood, spice hops. Some drying at finish to offset the sweet.

3.7
Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Ive been staring at this beer for a while in the cellar telling it how much it was going to suck but alas it didnt suck. It was actually quite nice. Nice holiday spices with some chocolate and unique spicyness from the french oak i presume. Good beer.

4
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
750ml bottle $12. Dark brown, reddish color which is about what I expected. The smell was quite interesting, vinous, fruity, almost made me think this would be a sour beer but it was not. The flavor was more in line with what I expect from a quad with a very nice cherry aspect to it. I enjoyed this more than the two turtle doves from last season. As far as aging this for nine years, I wouldn’t do it and I can’t imagine it will be good. Seems more like a gimmick so that the geeks will buy additional bottles. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-21-2010 02:37:49

3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Slightly tart spicey holiday beer. Tastes kinda like a failed pumpkin beer.

3.6
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Tasty Belgian style ale. Belgian strong as you can definitely taste some sweet heat. Candy. Nice mouth feel. John doesn’t like it but I think it’s solid

3.4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottled (old backlog, [email protected], Helsinki). Very deep ambery brown colour, close to black, with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is spices, burnt sugar, some bready and sweet malts along with some slight notes of alcohol. Flavour is sweet malts, ripe fruits, some berries, spices and mild burnt sugary notes. Also a slight alcoholic burn to it. Surprising that the palate is rather watery for a beer this big and stuffed with flavours.


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