11.2 fl oz bottle, Green’s, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $3.99 purchased in conjunction with the Blond. Notched label with Lot number ABDE showing and a date of Best Before 2/06. Some moron as written “Belgium Beer” on the label. That REALLY pisses me off.
Poured into the Duvel tulip it shows a huge head that is gone pretty quickly. Dark, dark brown body that looks very viscous.
Muted sweetness in the nose. Very mild fruits. Thin mouthfeel with a mild smoke element. Dry fruits present but the whole package is subdued. Finish is strangely yeasty and bready with a dry, bakers (cooking) chocolate ending.
I like my Belgian darks to have more alcohol and more fruit. This is a rather subdued version and I’m not crazy about it.