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Review by smellysell on 04/18/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
66 3 8 12 3 7 2009
Appearance
The date on the cap is 17.10.11, meaning that it was bottled October 12, 2008. Pours a medium brown with orange highlights. The two-finger head is off white and wonderfully creamy. It lingers seemingly forever, and leaves insane lacing. Other than the head there are not really any signs of carbonation, and there is such a thick yeast layer at the bottom of the bottle that I have to leave almost an inch of beer in the bottle.

Smell
The aroma is pretty subdued overall. Belgian yeast and candi sugar come thru the strongest, but there is some dark fruit notes too, namely raisins.

Taste
The flavor is disappointingly thin and is almost completely lacking any of the dark fruit flavors I was anticipating. There is some malt sweetness along with the candi sugar flavors, but not a whole lot else going on. There is also an unpleasant astringency that makes me wonder (i.e. hope) that this is just a bad bottle.

Feel
The body is very thin, and has almost no carbonation. It’s very watery and underwhelming.

Overall
At this point I have to think that this is just a bad bottle. I’ve had some really hyped beers that have been disappointing, but never anything I disliked this much.

Served In: Pint Glass