DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. painted bottle. Popped after the Saints won their 1st Super Bowl. Nice brown, cloudy body, fizzy head. Smell of fruit leather, a little clove, and touch of pipe tobacco. Taste is a little sugary, but not as much as the North Coast Cru d"Or I had last night. Solid maltiness with caramel and toffee. Just a touch of horse blanket, but a slight tobacco aftertaste. Fleeting impressions of cherry, Beeman’s gum and broiled steak. This is barely a year old, but tonight seemed best reason to open it. But this shows some rough spots that would smooth to a complex brew if it were to lay down a while longer.
Ctplt777 (146) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ones pretty good. NIce sweet aroma and taste. The color is really nice as well. I’ve had this a bunch of times on tap and in the bottle and it’s aways been pretty solid. It has a really good bready sweet taste which makes it easy to drink. Overall good stuff.
madchemist83 (59) - USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of dried fruit, bread and toffee. It gets a little lost in the carbonation. Copper with off white head. Same notes in the taste. Some spice as well.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
its quite possible that my bottle is well past it’s prime. Nice doughy bread like aroma and flavor, with hints of dig and plumb, but not much else to it, and lacking in finish. Ok, but average at best."
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is similar with a hint of fruit. Plain.
Paincane (164) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber opaque body capped by a tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel and clove. Malt forward, caramel flavors with clove and spice.
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sipping this beer bought from a kitschy bodega on the ground floor of the fabulous hotel I’m staying in at the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets in NOLA. pours a dark scotch-like amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of over-ripe fruit, apricots, figs and apples. medium body with a slightly off bitterness, notes of caramel and over-ripe banana. finish is slightly boozy. enjoyable but not overly so.
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA reviewed on 3-11-12- -
Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass
Appearance – Pours a rusty red-brown color. Upon pouring there is a huge thick foamy tan head that forms. It persists for some time giving way to some very nice lacing.
Smell- Sweet fruit aromas abound. Apple and tropical fruits of banana and mango are the most potent. There is a bit of caramel and breadiness mixed in with the fruits as well. All in all, the aroma is quite potent and quite pleasant.
Taste – It starts out with the fruit depicted in the nose. The apple and banana are the thickest and heartiest, but darker fruit and even a little bit of caramel are present and become more prevalent toward the middle of the taste. The taste experience finishes with a bit of a roasty and bready maltiness with a lingering bit of fruit and caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. The body is a little bit thin for the abv and style and the carbonation a bit too high.
Overall – Other than the mouthfeel, the beer really has very nice characteristics. It has a nice sweeter fruit profile mixed with a nice malty backbone. A fairly good sweeter dubbel.
TheJestersBeer (2116) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium to deep amber, with a beige head.
Spicy, yeasty, quite phenolic aroma, cloves, malt, caramel, orange peel.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Fruity, spicy, phenolic taste, orange peel, cloves, caramel, alcohol.
A bit off-balance, slightly harsh, but maybe good for ageing? (2014-01-31)
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap pours dark copper with an off-white head. Aroma is olive, vegetable, yeast funk, spices. Taste is clove, spice, caramel, yeasty. Medium body with sweet finish. I guess I will have to try it again, not sure if it was an off keg.
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Poured into a chalice. Typical looking dubbel with less head than usual. Golden amber with some haze. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, dark sugars, mild hops and bread. The taste was a little less exciting than the aroma. Although the Belgian yeasts were present, the dark candies and fruits were rather muted and a subtle almost tart dryness was present. A little cardboard flavor as well. Not sure what that was. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is dry and papery.