ESPh (97) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice ruby amber color, white lacing after the pour. Medium body with a little cherry, cinnamon, vanilla but not sweet; a complex taste. Nice and smooth, high carbonation, crisp finish. Not sweet, just enough bitterness. Good alcohol level. Highly recommended.
beertholomeus (1104) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark caramel brown with a khaki head. Dark fruit, molasses, yeast, clove, caramel and malt aroma. Fig, date, molasses, yeast, clove, caramel, chocolate, malt flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation and a dark fruit and malt finish.
JBPortland (1095) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle batch 113 pours clear red brown with a finger of head. Nose is bready fruit, fig, plum, some berries, grain, cereal, touch of yeast spice. Taste is similar with a prominent bready malt backbone, belgian yeast spice and nutty dark fruity plum, light grape, earthy. Finish is dry, grainy cracker and bready, spice, soft dark fruit and berries. Solid.
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was a gift from my cousin, Meghan, and her boyfriend Dan (whom couldnít make it). 750 mL purchased at the source, or so I was told. Read: "Batch# 113" on front of label. To red wine glass, it pours a chestnut oaken brown with which a trim, sudsy off-white head 1 and a half fingers in length stood. Aromas of banana bread, Belgian yeast, salted butter, molded tangerine, burnt plastic, sweat, and pistachios. Tastes the same with the addition of spent grain, unripe pineapple, aged hops, DME, and sweat. Bready with undertones of underripe tropical fruit, cotton, and yeast. The yeast character is transformative...it once had smelled like a boring (American take) Dubbel, but quickly had turned into something much more...was essenially akin to consuming stale pumpernickel doused in an expired store-bought punch blend...that sounded as if its distinctiveness had been horrendous and undrinkable, but, oddly enough, itís unique, hearty, and palatable. Iím genuinely surprised I havenít rated this until now.
GIJOE (801) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely ruby-red with a creamy off-white head that stays a while. Nose is musky with notes of dried fruit and nuts. Taste is sweet, but not too much. Full body. Lively carbonation. Very nice.
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spokeydonkey (35) - somerville, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty dubbel. Peppery yeasts note. Alcohol heat at the end. Mouthful is creamy and rich.
HarryPlopper (42) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, minimal head in glass when poured from bottle. No lacing. Fruity taste and a off tasting finish and aftertaste.
Aquilo (571) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma is nuts and co2. Flavor is caramel and wheat bread. Good all around, but somehow I was hoping for more.
Underdogs88 (258) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Notes of caramel, toast & raisons. Appearance is a cloudy dark amber with an off-white head good retention. Flavor contains notes of cardboard. Oxidation is evident. Caramel flavors are present with dried fruit flavors. Balance is on the malt side. Mouthfeel is medium full with medium high carbonation. Overall,the beer tastes old. I'm sure it would taste better if it was fresher. I'll give it another try.
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slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"somewhat port-like in itís initail sweetness and complexity, this is a tasty dubbel. chocolate and ripe fruit, a little dough and belgian yeasty spice, and barely noticed alcohol. better than the triple or grand cru."