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Dark Planet - Straight To Ale

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very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -37%

Golden32, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Lare453, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

ahommell, Aug 09, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

AgentMunky, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Dracarys, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BigGold, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Summer92, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

misscritta, Jan 24, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

brewskifan55, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Gerasimos, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

tweezer159, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

memphischas, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jzeilinger, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Knapp85, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

millerbuffoon, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

cultclassic89, Jun 06, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

richj1970, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

adam5454, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

speaking_for_trees, Nov 16, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left nice sheeting throughout. the body was dark brown with red edges which gave it a deep purple look.
s - boozy in a great way with some dark fruit and malt aromas.
t - plums, grapes, bready with a hint of booziness.
m - slick and medium.
o - super drinkable and the heat really accentuated the beer and was pleasant. very nice sipper.

GPHarris, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Justinbshelton, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

relynnjr, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

bcostner1, Nov 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Chadical, Jan 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

AndyGator, Oct 14, 2013
Dark Planet from Straight To Ale
87 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.