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Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ElGordo on 08-05-2010

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 13
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4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew was served on tap at Dragonmead in Warren, Michigan. It arrived in a standard tasting glass, holding a coloring that was a shade browner than that of the darkest grape sodas. It held a half finger tall head of wispy khaki foam, showing a quick retention into frilled lacing and a creamy film across the top of the liquid. A mild haze was noted, but sediment was absent throughout. Carbonation appeared to be moderate. The nose was wonderfully rich with notes of burgundy wine, sugar coated plums, figs, dried prunes, and black cherries, dense caramel and dark wheaty malt roastiness, vinous and tannic-brushed herbal tea leafiness, soft black leathers, attic mustiness, sweet banana esters, cloven phenols, and a nice dollop of warming fusel booziness. The taste came along with an embodiment of all of the abovementioned ingredients, each bold enough to stand out and blend against the ones right next to it. These included cloyingly sweet, dark, and boozy fruitiness of prunes, dates, plums, cherries, and red apples, lightly roasted black, amber, and dark German wheat graininess, plastic and clovey phenols, coffee bean metallics, challah bread yeastiness, synthetic maraschino cherry syrups, allspice and black pepper, lightly simple herbal hoppiness, concrete dust, and gravel. The body was thickly chewy, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave thick and creamy slurp, smack, froth, and pop. Glug was limited due to the beer’s thickness. The mouth was coated and left warmly prickled from all the booze and residual sugars. The abv was appropriate for the style, and the beer sipped back nicely.

Overall, contrary to beer sampled and reviewed just prior to Sin Eater, this was the standout favorite from our first trip to Dragonmead. Everything about it just screamed boldness. From the intense fruitiness highlighted mostly through the nose, to the deep and dark malty base that held it all together across each component of the taste, this was just a really serious beer. Each ingredient had its proper place, and nothing came across as off balanced, one-sided, or extraneous. If we didn’t have to drive then this would be in our glasses for the remainder of the evening, and would be worth making the trip back here on another night when we could indulge.

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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An awesome mellow taste. The head is awesome. Although the ABV for this is very high you will not realize until much later. Drink in moderation. Not sure if this is still a seasonal beer. DM would make a batch on occasion and they would run out very quickly.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Dragonmead.

Appearance: Black. No head on my beer at all. Kind of like black water or something. But let's be honest, appearance matters not. I mean... it's nice, but... you know.

Smell: Prune/fig/grapes... dark fruit, dark fruit, dark fruit. Sweet and tart. Pleasing on the nose and very inviting. At 11%, that's not there at all. Also, this beer doesn't have that almost overly sweet aroma that some others from the style have.

Taste/feel: Exactly as the smell is, but that tartness is more obvious, as you'd expect. Sweet, but not too much so. Again, dark fruits all around. Maybe a slight sort of spiciness, but I don't know where that's coming from. I was told this beer had a clear alcohol presence, but I didn't notice it. The warmth, sure, but nothing in the taste. Definitely a bigger sort of beer. Sweet, tasty, and a sipper.

My favorite I've had from Dragonmead, I'd say, and it seems that I'm not alone. A must-try if you visit the brewery.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: dark mahogany almost black. Completely opaque. A finger of a tan head that fades quickly and leaves very little behind.

Smell: bananas, dark fruit and amber candi sugar.

Taste: opens with a strong yeasty belgian taste. Dark fruits, mostly plum. Amber candi sugar sweetness. Small banana taste.

Mouthfeel: super dry. Heavy and warm

Overall: a very good and slightly unique example. I haven't tasted or smelled such strong banana in a belgian dark and it works quite well. Very well balanced and low alcohol taste for be strength.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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