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Sorcerer - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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88
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark ruby brown Belgian style strong ale with complex flavors reminiscent of dried fruits. The sweet hints of raisin, fig and plum are accentuated with rock candy sugar then warmed away by the strength of the dry alcoholic finish.

(Beer added by: sitarist on 12-30-2010)
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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chalice.

Aroma: Pepper phenols up front. A nice pleasant spiciness with bready undertones. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Dark amber pour with golden edges. A low white head dissipates quickly.

Flavor: Spicy pepper notes up front, clove, and low fig notes all flood the palate. Soft dark bread malt character lays the foundation. Balance is even with a slight nod to the bitterness due to the phenol character. Earthy hop bitterness. Finish is clean and bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Prickly high carbonation. No creaminess or astringency.

Overall impression: A velvet hammer. Dangerously drinkable with tons of Belgian character. Worthy of recognition.

mattcrill, Apr 20, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear ruby / garnet color. Lots of tiny bubbles are racing up to a thick, khaki colored head. The head slowly falls to a dusting that leaves some spots of lacing.

Its aroma is sweet and phenolic. I smell plum, figs, raisins, trail mix, spice, and candy. It kind of reminds me of a Chinese plum BBQ sauce.

I taste sweet plum, red apple, sweet rolls, pepper, Dr. Pepper, and a hint of brandy. Tastefully phenolic. The flavors are not as complex as the aromas, but both are very well balanced.

Medium bodied with nice carbonation. It is a little bitter for style. It has a dry finish that is pleasant.

Highly drinkable, but beware it does pack a punch. I'm feeling it after only a 10 oz pour.

F.T. Id love to have this beer with a little aging to it. I'm thinking with little time for the flavors to marry this brew would rival any Belgian offering.

sitarist, Dec 30, 2010
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A- Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a solid tannish colored head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves quite a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Picking up quite a bit of darker fruits here. A good amount of spice from the yeast. Pretty sweet smelling too.

T- Taste is pretty sweet but also very good. Tons of dark fruits, raisins, plums and figs. Quite a bit of candie sugars. A hint of alcohol here too.

M- Fuller side of medium and carbonation was nice.

O- Very solid brew. I can also imagine this one would sneak up on you if you're not careful.

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A: Pours a dark brown color with a thin 1-finger head that quickly dissipates into a solid persistent lace.

S: Sweet fruity aroma with hints of raisins.

T: Fruity flavor with lots of complex flavors here. Raisins, plums, and candi sugar are present in the background.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Wow – great beer – super strong and delicious through and through.

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Sorcerer from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.