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B.D.S. Belgian-Style Dark Ale - O'Fallon Brewery

B.D.S. Belgian-Style Dark AleB.D.S. Belgian-Style Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.74%


Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: homebrewhawk on 02-11-2012)
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007rtw

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-05-2013 03:02:38 | More by 007rtw
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a dense opaque brown body with a bubbly head that soon disappears and a gentle carbonation.

S- The raisin aroma takes on a rich port aroma with some wet oak and dark cola notes to it. There is a nice vinous finish that has almost a bourbon quality to it.

T- The blends of dry malt and faint roasted malt hint with the dry vinous dark port really work together. There is some nice big red wine notes with some grape seed bitterness in the finish with a nice alcohol taste. The rich flavor lingers for a moment after the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle carbonation and a well hidden alcohol warmth.

O- This beer has lots of big great character that blends and compliments very well for such big flavors. The port character and malt sweetness don’t get overly sweet and the nice big alcohol in the finish helps to cut the big flavors and makes it a delicious sipper.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 19:44:38 | More by rhoadsrage
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice tawny, brune color. Average sized, creamy, smooth, slightly sticky off-white head. Average retention leaving a nice sticky layer of lace.

S - Sweet and tart dark fruit, including raisins, figs, dates, and plums. Vanilla and a strong port aroma. Sweet plum and berry jam aroma on the finish. Very reminiscent of jam/preserves along with a nice port kick. I'm really digging the nose.

T - Similar to the nose but with more port and oaky flavor and slightly more tart. Dark fruit dominates with raisin and date being the strongest. Vanilla is definitely present along with a sweet brown sugar flavor. Some sweet plum and berry. Finishes with a tart dark fruit/port. Pretty sweet overall.

M - Medium body. Average carbonation. Sticky, nearing cloying, and fairly chewy.

D - Sweet and borderline cloying. Flavors meld together well and make this a nice sipper overall. Alcohol is very well hidden despite the fact that the port flavors are very strong. Fairly drinkable as a sweet beer to sip.

Notes: Overall it's a nice dessert/nightcap beer. The combo of port barrels and a BSDA is great as both flavors compliment each other nicely. It gets a touch on the cloying side, but other than that I really don't have any complaints. Solid beer that I would gladly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

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B.D.S. Belgian-Style Dark Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.