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:
70
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Tracker83
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Calraven
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bushbeer75
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of pineapple_playa
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of midlifec
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick_Combs
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drbenderdo
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KEH
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmich24
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of hartsells01
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Figjammin
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hrodebert
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of webmanspidey
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.65/5  rDev -12%
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 ljc973
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of pandow
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of Bung
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zacky_U
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kerrie
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark from Dragonmead Microbrewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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