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Inspiration - Community Beer Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 76
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Community Beer Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: trebbates on 07-28-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 76
Reviews by roblowther:
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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 bottle, poured into a chalice. It pours out so dark brown its nearly black, with a creamy tan head that persists for quite a while. It looks more like a stout, really. Smell is fantastic, prunes, raisins, a little orange, and a whole lotta good. The taste has carob, biscuit, a balanced sweetness, and leathery finish going on. Very nice. A subtle roast oversees the whole affair. The aftertaste is slightly sharp, just barely dry, makes you want to take another sip. Mouthfeel is nice and tingly, just a touch slick, could maybe stand a bit more viscosity. Overall, I like this a lot. Maybe a bit less roast, maybe a bit more sugar up front, but who wants to nitpick. This is a darn good beer and it does my heart good to find Belgian style ales brewed in my Community.

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Photo of stephens101
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice looking ruby red brew with a fluffy tan head sits in front of me begging to be drank. I'll oblige.

Has a subdued and pleasant aroma of dark fruits, phenols, spice and grain.

Tastes of dark fruits (persimmon and prune), prune juice and black licorice. Has an unexpectedly timely, big and fitting hop finish.

Medium-bodied with a dry finish. Quite easy despite the ABV.

Can't wait to get back down south to grab some more goodies from Community!

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown and ruby. Almost black with minimal head.

S- good amount of bourbon and oak. Some vanilla and honey too. Great barrel aged smell.

T- Faint dark fruits including plum but the bourbon character dominates. Great aroma.

M- Medium carbonation

D- A decent Barrel aged beer and my first barrel aged BSDA.

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Photo of Rahulpatel
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Belgian tulip.

The head is a frothy, khaki-colored beast that requires multiple pours in order to get the liquid level where I want it. As the head dissipates, lace seems to have exploded as from a grenade about the glass. The body is dark brown and slightly resembles plum skin. There's no transparency, trickles of carbonation and yeast particles visible. 4

Initially, I thought I smelled some toasted coconut like Trois Pistoles, but a second whiff suggests a heavy dose of plum and raisin. There's a candy-like sweetness and fruity esters. 3.75

Sweetness reigns on the palate as well, as this is almost port-like, raisiny, and sort of mineral-like the way earthy raisins can be. It's heavy on dark fruit flavor and finishes with an odd metallic taste. 3.75

It's a burly beer that is filling and has a kick to it, although the alcohol is well-masked. It's mostly cream and smooth, but there's a metallic taste that isn't nice to the tongue. 3.75

There are good moments to this beer and others less so. It's mostly enjoyable and good for slow-sipping.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwg782
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of russpowell
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour a garnet-hued orange with a sliver of tan head. Zero lacing & head retention, slightly more turbid as time goes on

S: Plums & a little booze, some leafy hops. Slight plumyness once warm

T: Follows the nose, figs & a little brown sugar up front. Booze presence mixing with figs & bready dryness, some raisin as well, nice jammy notes ( apricots & figs ) as this warms, dryness. Finishes dry, fruity & a little boozey with some brown sugar lurking in the background

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Not as good as I hoped, but well worth a go. Might age well, but I'm not seeing that

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Photo of Tuckerster
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Westyn
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WritersBlock
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deac83
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Beerando
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of trebbates
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the second time I've had this and it is just as good as the first time I tried it. Community Brewing in Dallas is a newcomer to the scene and so far I'm impressed. This is my first actual review so I will keep it simple. I love Belgian ales. This one poured from the tap with a nice white head that dissipated quickly. It had that nice raisin honey taste that a lot of strong Belgians have but not too overpowering. I was surprised to see that this beer had a 9.6 abv. It's very drinkable and not cloying at all. I very solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Inspiration from Community Beer Company
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