Sin Eater
Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Microbrewery
Michigan, United States
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #21
Ranked #3,486
4.21 | pDev: 8.79%
Mar 27, 2022
Aug 05, 2010
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It was my understanding that the tripple style was meant to have pronounced spices but this one did not. That will be my sole knock on this beer.
The pour was dark cola colored with a pencil thick old ivory colored head. Interesting.
The aroma was lead by biscuit like malts and some dark fruits like figs and raisins. A little banana was detected, but didn't stay long.
Flavor followed. This is almost, but not quite, sweet. The fruits really shine and the bready malts play nicely with them. The balance is very, very good.
The feel was ideal, almost crushable but just enough body to remind you to savor.
I was unhappy when I finished this bottle, 12 oz just isn't enough. I'm going to have to go back and see if it's still at the store and get a 4 pack this time.
Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 29, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An exceptional brew. An exceptional find. This is why I travel to hunt out brews not distributed in our state. Smooth, robust and full.

While Looks are unexceptional for an exceptional brew, Smells tell me this yeast is really working these dark malts into a rich medley of dark fruits with some vanilla. I'm Tasting dessert and it is smooth and the alcohol is well-concealed. Much enjoyed... and I'd like to find it again.
Apr 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by tmcarter23 from Michigan

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 4.8 by MIBriton54 from Michigan

Feb 27, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
WHOA!!!!!!! This one is very strong, stronger than final absolution. This one is more subtle on the palate, this one tends to settle a bit easier on it. The booziness of final absolution stays with you. A strong ale is spot on in this category, this reminds me of a smoothed mellow version.
Oct 08, 2018
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Deep black with a very thin white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Sweet fruits and malts. Cherries?

Taste: Follows the nose. Fruity and sweet, almost like a dessert beer.

Mouthfeel: Thick, but surprisingly lacking carbonation for the style.

Overall: Could use a bit more carbonation, but delicious otherwise.
Jun 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap at the pub, half pint pour. Color is black and opaque, with a neat little collar of foam. Big, dark fruit aromas and flavors dominate: figs, raisins, cherries. Some boozy notes in the nose, but the taste is smoother than the aroma leads on. Nice molasses and roast flavors, with an herbal and spicy finish that's clean. No surprises that the brewery that puts out Final Absolution would have a lock on other Belgian styles as well.
Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Lonewolfwmv from Michigan

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 4.58 by JLMX from Michigan

Dec 22, 2017
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Rated by Eladcrazybull from Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is my go to beer for after dinner.
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Tracker83 from Michigan

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by Calraven from Michigan

Jul 21, 2017
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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz brown bottle - Born on November 4, 2016

Dragonmead Sin Eater's body is dark brown almost black with a slight red cast when held up to the light. A tan 1-finger head sat atop but dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. The smell was of dark fruit and dark candy sugar with a little chocolate noticed. The taste is close to the nose with flavors of roasted malts, and toffee picked-up. Mouth feel is high-medium, and of smooth texture - almost creamy. Carbonation is light.

Overall, great drinkability for such a high abv. I'll have another.
Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by pineapple_playa from Michigan

Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by midlifec from Michigan

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by Rick_Combs from Michigan

Nov 16, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by drbenderdo from Michigan

Oct 24, 2016
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Reviewed by KEH from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I was quite pleased with this beer. It pours really opaque and quite dark (almost black.) You'll get a lacy beige head on top. The malts are very strong, and rather sweet in this beer. Your lips will likely feel a bit sticky after you sip on this. The Sin Eater seems like it should be called a Belgian-style sweet stout, instead of a Belgian-style trippel. Regardless of what it's called, it's quite tasty.
Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by jmich24 from Michigan

Sep 05, 2016
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 5/20/16.

Pours a dark brown, pretty opaque, with a two finger head and a good amount of foamy lacing. A cola aroma- also malt, Belgian yeast, toffee, raisins, bread, figs, light cherries. The taste is malt, Belgian yeast, figs, raisins, caramel, prunes, some molasses, and again, light cherries. No hint of alcohol, a pretty good achievement for the ABV and the style. Very smooth for the ABV, solid body, well carbonated.

Wow. Complex. flavorful, a unique Belgian Dark. The flavor really opens up as it warms. A very enjoyable effort. Well worth a purchase.
Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by hartsells01 from Michigan

Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Figjammin from Michigan

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 5 by Hrodebert from Michigan

May 17, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by webmanspidey from Michigan

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This may just not be my style, but it was still well done, I think. There are lots of notes of dark fruits, but the balance was just off in my opinion. Really complex, but just not my favorite.
Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by ljc973 from Michigan

Nov 16, 2015
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/22/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, pepper, clove, light licorice/banana, toasted biscuit, light roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of huge raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, pepper, clove, light licorice/banana, toasted biscuit, light roast, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, date, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, pepper, clove, toasted biscuit, light roast, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong dark ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by pandow from Michigan

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 4 by Giggy from Michigan

Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by FaradayUncaged from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass.

Dark brown with very little head, even with an aggressive pour. Diminishes to a faint ring around the glass with very light lacing.

Smell of light banana/roasted plantain, prune, dark cherry/grape and slight breadiness. Hints of candi sugar, but slightly overpowered by alcohol (surprisingly not as much as one would expect at this ABV).

Taste of candi and roasted malt, slight dark fruit and banana with slightly sweet finish and slight alcohol (again, dangerous light for the ABV).

Mouthfeel is really nice, medium to heavy body.

Overall a very nice representation of the style, and slightly sweeter than others in the category. Easy to drink this one too fast for the alcohol presence. Glad that this is seeing bottle distribution.
Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by Bung from Michigan

Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by zacky_U from Michigan

Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Kerrie from Michigan

Apr 29, 2015
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