Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark | Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian DarkDragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Michigan, United States
dragonmead.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ElGordo on 08-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of jereb33
2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of MichiganderHB
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bung
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review from 9/17/11; pours a dark brown color with a reddish hue around the edges and a foamy tan 2 finger head that fades quickly and left weak spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, syrup, sweet malt, dark fruit like dates, plums and cherry, molasses, brown sugar and alcohol; this beer smells like a barleywine, with a very sweet nose that was fruity and sugary with an almost red wine like essence.

Tastes of caramel, syrup, sweet malt, dark fruit like dates, plums, cherry and rotten grapes, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, pepper and other spices, yeast, grains and alcohol; this beer is so sweet that it borders on too sweet, with a grainy, fruity sweetness that dominates the nose and palate. There is an oily hop residue after each swallow, but no hop taste, and as the beer warms the fruits and sour fruit flavors become more evident. I assume that the ABV is high based on the characteristics, but don't know for sure.

Mouthfeel is watery, slick and smooth, with basically zero carbonation, a heavy body and a heavy feel that is chewy, but not as heavy as a stout.

At first I thought that this was too sweet, but it got better as it warmed and the sweet flavors brought out more dynamics and enjoyment as this flowed down. A good beer, but certainly not a session beer, yet still worth trying.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of hartsells01
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmich24
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kerrie
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pandow
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pineapple_playa
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterSki
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Dragonmead. Served in a taster glass.

A - A sliver of tan foam quickly settles to a partial collar and not much else. Very dark body, mostly black with a hint of brown at the edges.

S - Candi sugar, dark fruits, phenolic yeast, dark roasted grains, licorice, banana, and some spicy alcohol esters.

T - Taste is largely similar, but with more emphasis on the fruity flavors. Dark candi sugar, Belgian yeast, and malted grains round things out.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, medium-low carbonation, and a light alcohol presence. Guessing this is around 10% or so.

D - Not bad at all. It's pretty much stock for a BSDA, but there are no obvious flaws. If you're into this style you won't be disappointed. One of the best offerings I had from Dragonmead.

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Photo of Figjammin
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a snifter at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange of the pitch-black ale. Despite the color, I didn't pick up any roasted character, instead there was a big sweet mix of banana, plums, and toffee. I'd have liked it a touch drier, but it's not a bad take on the style. Give it a shot.

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Photo of webmanspidey
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Joebraggot
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KCM
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsurfs82
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of trevor_s
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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