Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Smells like a sweet raisin bread. Slightly bitter taste with a mild sweetness. Not too bad.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
reddish brown, nice foamy beige head. Everything seems OK at first (might be benefitting from lowered expectations), with a nice enough prune, molasses, caramel aroma. Flavor is, well, uninspired. Nicely sweet at first, but finishes with an unpleasent medicinal note.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours ruby colored with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of phenols, with notes that are plastic, medicinal and spice. Taste is also dominantly phenolic, with notes of clove, apple, and spice. Some bubblegum notes show up after warming. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. Didn’t care for the yeast by-products in this one.
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a huge, frothy, off-white head.
Smell: Bready-scented malts laced with sugar and stuffed with bananas and other fruits and generously spiced with cloves. Like some whacky-ass sandwich!
Taste: Bready, sugary sweet maltiness sprinkled with some light brown sugar. Fruity flavors of golden raisins, ripe plums, and candy-coated bananas. Big kick of spicy cloves. Very minor hop bitterness. A few pieces of Dubble Bubble. Slight warming alcohol presence on the semi-dry, fine carbonated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s nice. Typically, I’m not a huge fan of their offerings, but this is actually an admirable shot at a dubbel by Abita.
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a lightish amber with some head. Smells like rancid malt. A bit metallic, gross. Taste is the same, with maybe a bit of ketchup thrown on there. Also pennies. Atleast the brewery donates money to charity when you buy this. They should just give it back though.
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent orange amber with a creamy light tan head. The nose is very typical dubbel, rusty, malty, bready, meaty, lightly spicy, yeasty. The flavor is rusty and dubbelish, malty, bready, has a light waxy bite. The palate is crisp and has some mild waxy feel.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Columbia Street taproom in Covington LA. Bomber. Chimay glass-nice touch. A bit cold. Nose is sweet and a bit malty. Taste is sweet, nosey, fruity, caramely. Very easy to drink but a bit too sweet. Will review again after I try another at a proper temp.
mjg74 (2474) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Del Cerro. Dark amber/ruby in color. Sweet yeasty aroma with a lot of dark fruit. Flavor is dominated by dark fruitiness. A good amount of yeast as well. Good thick mouthfeel. Pretty sweet with a slight hint of alcohol. Very solid Abita brew.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I made a recent visit to the brewpub in Abita Springs and had this on-tap along with a cask doppelbock and satsuma wit. This was served in a pint glass instead of a goblet, but I rarely get proper glassware anywhere. Had a nice aroma of dark fruit. Taste was similar to the aroma. Little carbonation, head, or lacing, and mouthfeel was correct for the style. Hid the alcohol fairly well. Good beer.
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a wonderful clear brown/amber color with nice forming head. Very fruitful aroma and good taste of malts. Great brew, wonderful dubbel.