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Dark Planet - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AndyGator on 10-14-2013)
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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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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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S: Cherries, molasses, Belgian yeast, dates and raisins.

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Dark Planet from Straight To Ale
87 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.