Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/6/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Poured dark amber with a tan head. Aromas are fruity and malty with caramel. Sweetness from dried fruit, alcohol, caramel and light on hops. Not bad.
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I am seldom disappointed in Belgian style strong ales but this is one of those rare caes. Light color and flavor for a Dubbel style, tastes of grape wine and earth at first and finishes with some brown sugar and...i dont know, something astringent. Not horribly offensive, but a very weak effort in the grand scheme of imitated Belgian brews.
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Upon drinking this dubbel seems to be lacking. This beer comes off juicy (grape) with a touch of spice and light esters. The finish is smooth but fleeting
ikigai (75) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with big creamy head. Carmel coffee smooth flavors. Not bitter and not much malt or hops but good.
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Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent one-finger head from a bomber. Aroma is sweet and malty and taste is the same. Pretty close to the other Belgians I’ve tried, but comes up short in my opinion.
puboflyons (3124) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mahogany brown with a short-lived off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is more grape-like than malty with a kind of faded earthy hoppiness and muted herbs. The body is medium. The taste has too much of a grape juice quality to it for my liking with buttery roasted malts and a slight dry bitterness kicking in a moment later. The grapes make it taste like a malted wine (NOT a barleywine).
beertholomeus (1726) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thick, creamy khaki head. Malt, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruity aroma. Caramel, molasses, unfermentable sugars, malt, plum, raisin and some alcohol flavors. Very sweet with a medium body and carbonation. Sugar and caramel finish.
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep amber color with a nice head, this ale emphasizes its extraordinary malt flavoring, caramel and subtle fruit. The hops are moderate in intensity, allowing the wonderful malt flavor to shine through. This is a truly great ale.
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice abbey ale. Pours a beautiful dark red with a tan head. Smells like cranberries, cherries and the Classic Belgian. Taste starts out with a bit of maltiness, has some cranberries in the middle, and a nice smooth aftertaste. Some lambic notes throughout, but not sourness. Had in the bottle.
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jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious aroma. Nice taste, definitely fruit notes, raisins and cloves, maybe bananas. I enjoyed this and would buy again.