RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Monastic breweries wrote the book on complex ales that weave notes of dark fruits, spices, caramelized character and warmth into each sip. The Order summons that tradition and adds local inspiration. Our darkening, Belgian-inspired abbey ale features dark-fruited character from dates, Belgian-style sugars and subtle spicing from coriander, which compliments the Belgian yeast esters.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (4225) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2017
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and snifters served showing a clear, deep copper color, with a fingers width of off white/light tan foam, and web-like cling to the lacing. The nose was Belgian yeast & spice, dark & dried fruit as cherry, date & fig, and a touch of malt creaminess. A little heftier than medium bodied, with a lively spritz to the effervescence, the taste was similar, with a slight creaminess to the mouthfeel, some earthy & rind-like bitterness, and alcohol that pleasantly melded with the flavor notes. Not as bold as expected, but definitely a repeater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11660) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Dark mahagony pour. Something between a dubbel and a quad. Yeasty, bready sweet plum chocolate. Good stuff. I was worried coriander, but it was done with a deft hand, and components the beer and figs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1808) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Pours a hazy orange amber with a substantial antique lace head. Aroma is rock candy and toffee. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits, toffee, dried dark fruit and a bit of hop bitterness. Warmth after the swallow gives away the ABV, but alcohol not evident in the taste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23988) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2017
Draft. Cloudy reddish color. Aroma of dark fruit, berry pie. Taste is lightly sweet fig, raisin, dates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6659) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2017
Aroma is dark fruit, malts, Belgian yeast and medium sweetness. The flavor is dark fruit/raisins/dates, malts , a dry/astringent note and a medium sweet/slightly tart/warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2706) - California, USA - APR 21, 2017
Black pour with a tan head that lasts. Aroma is darker fruit, yeast, caramel, alcohol. Medium to full body, sweet with alcohol, somewhat sugary. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (6014) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 20, 2017
This was pretty underwhelming all around. A bit too sweet, the flavor just isnt that enjoyable. It feels too alcoholic and bland. Big disappointment

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1167) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 18, 2017
Aromas of belgian yeast dark fruits amber malts, candi sugar toffee dates, figs, cinnamon brown sugar and bready malts. Pours a deep brown with a very thin tan foam and moderate lacing. Taste offers delicious Belgian yeast, candied caramel, candi sugar, toasted sugars, creme brulee, bready malts, toffee, dark fruits, dates, prunes, raisins and brown sugar. Finishes moderately boozy with carbonated fruity esters. Overall, this brew is assertively carbonated and you will notice that. It is still very enjoyable and boasts really unique flavors. A rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy deep orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty amd slight caramelish. Sweet, fruity, caramelish. Estery. Sweet and slight fruity far finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (348) - long beach, California, USA - APR 16, 2017
The smell is sweet, spicy, the look is Belgian brown, the taste is spicy, sweet, malty, dark fruit such as plum, raisins, good size ABV. Not a lot of burn, but the spices really hit you after the swallow. Solid beer.

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