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Sinister Kid - Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 105
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 20.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JCTetreault on 03-06-2014

Malevolently dark in color, yet indulgently complex in character. This Belgian strong ale pours copper-brown with a delicate nose of spicy pepper, toasted malt, fig, raisons, and light earth. Peppery farmhouse yeast qualities continue on the palate with nuanced complementary flavors of semi-sweet caramel and dark fruit. The finish is deceptively smooth and moderately dry with a pleasantly warming hint of alcohol.

MALT: Pilsner, Abbey, Carafa III

HOPS: US Goldings
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 105
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml - picked up from brewery one week ago. Excellent nose of dark fruit, bready yeast and some sweet malts. Good mouth feel (medium), flavors follow the nose - dark sweet fruit and bready yeast, with a touch of funk (pleasant). Alcohol well integrated, given the ABV. The nose is the best part; overall very good Belgian style dark ale.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled dated 10/29/15; been cellared for past 6 weeks; drank in a Belgian tulip glass on 12/14/15

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice and creamy light tan head that dissipates a little quickly but still leaves a ring around the inside of the glass. The beer itself is an opaque black with dark purple notes. The beer leaves quite a bit of lacing behind. The beer has a nice roasted sugary smell. The smell has dark fruit notes and burnt sugar. There are also slightly syrupy notes as well as roasted malts. The earthy hops also make an appearance but get lost in the other notes. The taste is fairly different than the smell. In addition to the dark fruit smell, the beer's strongest notes are the raw sugar and the cherry syrup is strong as well. The syrup doesn't taste like cough medicine but adds a distinct funk to the taste that isn't in the smell. The sugar and malts taste roasted while the earthy hops make an appearance in the end and in the aftertaste. The beer' feel is fairly smooth and very carbonated but a tad light for this kind of ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, some dark fruit (berries, cherries) and some rich roasted malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bready Belgian yeast, dark fruit (berries, raisins), roasted malts and some earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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4/5  rDev +1%
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Sinister Kid from Trillium Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.