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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A Belgian style dark ale brewed with spices. The fourth verse of our Twelve Beers of Christmas saga incorporates gingerbread-like spice into a rich and robust dark ale.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5646) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep brown, near-black body with a light beige head. Aroma is licorice, nuts, oats, grains, nougat, honey, toffee and hints of cinnamon, pumpkin and mild clove. Taste is licorice, nuts, nougat, biscuits, grains, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon and hints of clove, raisins, wood and red berries. Full body, medium carbonation. Sweet, yet a bit sour somehow and with loads of complexity and a fair deal of oxidizing caused by cellaring (3 years), Pleasant and smooth, and interesting. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Muddy brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas area of heavy malt, red berry, vanilla, an peppery spice. Loads of malt and black licorice flavor, along with some baking spices and vanilla. Heavy and a bit boozy. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sept 14 Tasting: Poured a dark brown with red edges, head was light brown. Aroma was strong vanilla and spice. Taste mixed well with nice malts, tobacco and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear reddish amber with minimal head. The aroma has brown sugar notes, caramel, some spices. The taste has a sweet anise, caramel, light soy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle for Thanksgiving 2014.

Dark pour, decent head. Hugely spicy nose. Flavor is...sweet, sticky, and so.much.spice. This is absolutely undrinkable. Dafuq! On the heels of a Cuvee van de Kaiser Blauw 08, this is a travesty. Total drain pour. My dad is drinking it anyway; I feel terrible as a host. Now what do I do with my five golden rings and six geese a laying?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"Rich, dark brown with quickly dissipating head. Nice aroma of gingerbread, belgian yeast, and sweet malts. no hint of 11% til it gets closer to room temp. nice holiday ale. best aroma of the 3 ive had, nice smooth relatively thick bodied. flavor similar to the aroma...spice dominant and tasty."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7550) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Deep dark brownish color with a tan head. Brown sugar, fruity, oak, spicy and vanilla aroma. Powerful little horny devil. Full body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Sugary and a bit sweet flavor. Oak, spicy, vanilla and chocolate flavor. Lovely tasty ale.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yoachim (46)
- SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska p provningen USA comes to Gteborg 2014. Luktar marshmallow, surt, choklad, vin, pple, krydda. Svart. Smakar frukt, choklad, godis, surt, alkohol, krydda. Ganska fyllig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at rlgk. Pours clear darker mahogany with a minimum of head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malty some raisins. Flavor as aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, spices, roasted malt. Flavour is ginger, bread, fruit, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.


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