Dark Planet - Straight To Ale

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87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 2
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: AndyGator on 10-14-2013)
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: Cherry burgundy; opaque. A half finger head that dissipates quickly. Foamy lacing.

S: Cherries, molasses, Belgian yeast, dates and raisins.

T: The Belgian yeast really comes through with apricots, plums and figs. Sticky sweet, almost cloyingly so. A nice bourbon finish. Alcohol creeps in. Better as it warms.

M: Medium with a medium carbonation.

O: I' d like this one a whole lot more if it weren't so freakin' sweet. Not bad, but definitely a one and done. Share with others so you won't have to drink it all yourself.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A: Dark, almost opaque mahogany. Light white head dissipates quickly. Nice tracing.

S: Dried fruits. Spicy and Belgian. Smells like the best BDSAs. Raisins and candy sugar.

T/M: Thick, hugely present, but saved from stickiness by a light carbonation. The mouthfeel is spot on, but the flavor is somewhat lackluster. Oddly, not much going on at all. Just fried fruit and molasses.

O: Just okay. There's not a lot going on, which is disappointing.

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Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Pours a very dark honey brown with a small one finger white head. Very minimal lacing.

S: Sweet malts and dark fruits. Brown sugar, caramel, plums, dates.

T: Caramel and buttery brown sugar. A bit of dark fruits - plums, dates, raisins.

M: Full bodied and lightly carbonated. Coats the tongue nicely.

O: Officially labeled an English Strong Ale. This one has a lot in common with a Scotch Ale or a Barley wine. A very nice ale. Perfect for a cold winter night after a big meal with a fire burning in the fireplace.

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Dark Planet from Straight To Ale
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.