phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draught FINALLY: pours a semi hazey copper colour wiht a full beige head which quickly settles down. Aroma is pleasent, geneorous of caramel and soft hops, little bit of bready malts too. TAste is pleasent, not quite as heavy as i thought it would be. Rich in dark fruit and notes of toffee and licorice.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color and no head. Sweet/spicy aroma. You can taste the alcohol in this one, but it works well as far as the spiciness goes. I wouldn’t mind ordering a glass or three of this one.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 On tap at Ale Asylum. Dark copper color with thin white head. Aroma is of Belgian spice, light alcohol nose and dark fruit. Taste is of Belgian spice, fig, raisins, and roasted malt backbone. Medium carbonation. Alcohol is there, but not overbearing. Well done, but lacks complexity.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours a transparent deep copper with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of doughy bready sweet dark caramel Belgian malt and yeast. Flavor of sweet biscuity caramel and toffee with good authentic yeasty complexity and mouthfeel toward a slightly drier finish with a touch of clove spice. A nice Belgian Dubbel.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Ale Asylum brewpub in Northern Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark amber brew with a fast dissolving, creamy off-white head that leaves behind a light film and ring. Aroma of caramel malt, a slight banana, brown sugar and a touch of alcohol. Taste is medium bodied, very slight carbonation, semi-sweet character with a dry roasted malt flavor with some roasted nut, brownsugar and caramel. Finish has a slight brown sugar aftertaste with a lingering malty flavor and even a little alcohol warmth.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark red, scant head,
sweet fruity aroma with a touch of alcohol,
rich fruity flavor, nice caramel sweetness blends well with the fruity character, no alcohol apparent in the flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dubbel pours red/brown and shows notes of sweet ness on the original nose and then this sweetnes belnds into a spicy citrus/tree fruit flavor. It has great texture and is excellent.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler--also had this at the brewpub, but I can’t find that rating. Pours a clear ruby brown with a 1 1/2 finger light yellowish white head, decent retention. Aroma of sweet earth, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, light grain, and some light roast and bananas showed up after a while along with a little mixed nuts and caramel. Flavor is earthy and roasty up front, with some tangy (citrus?) fruits showing up with roasted malts and nuts. Nutty mildly sweet finish. No idea where the 8.5% is hiding. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Quite the tasty brew.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at the brewery, mid-October 2006. Translucent, murky-yeasty darkish body with a small lasting ring of head....caramel and lots of herbal character in the nose (rosemary and thyme dominate) and also a distinct note of Scotch whisky.....quite sweet, lightly alcoholic with huge caramel-brown sugar notes, a bit simpler on the tongue than the nose but delectable still, just verging on but not quite too sweet....fluffy, light mouthfeel, tingly carbonation and a bit more alcohol to finish. Lovely.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ale Asylum. Poured a hazy darker brown with a light ring of off-white head. Nose picked up peppery spices first, followed by fruit and woody sweetness... very sweet. Sweet fruits in the flavor department too.. and very spicy (white pepper and clove primarily)... too sweet for me.. bit of alcohol bite at the sweet finish. Thicker on the palate and a tad grainy toward the back.