Abandoned Abbey - Big Rock Brewery (Canada - Alberta - Calgary) 9.2%
A strongly yeasty, herbal aroma; cloves and banana. Very dark in a glass without much of a head of foam.
The taste is also strongly yeasty: banana, herbs, cloves. Lightly spicy, the faintest bit of licorice. Sweet with some dark, dried fruit flavours. A bit of chocolate comes out in the finish, and dark crusty bread out in the aftertaste. These same flavours are there in the main body but overshadowed by the Belgian yeasty tones. A well constructed Belgian Style Dark Ale that conceals it's hefty alcohol content dangerously well.