ACHops (1031) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours reddish brown with thin oily head. Aroma is sweet and seriously nose puckering sour. Taste is sour cherries, light brown sugar, rich caramel malt, dark plum fruit, with a hint of bourbon on the finish. Not crazy strong, but a bit hot for only 7.8%. The sour part is there, this is just a touch out of balance. Lots of promise - I will definitely seek these guys out again.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dubbel Barrel Critters at Bigwood ’13
Pours deep ruby minimal tan head.
Smell vinegar and roasty, funk and horse blanket, sweet red fruit
Taste strong sour, lactic tart, vinegar, citrus, tangerine, smokey, very sour
Well done hybrid of unusual styles to be crossed, really enjoyed this
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2013, listed as "Dubbel Barrel Critters." Ruby red -- very pretty pour. Tart cherries, funk, and it’s a bit fuzzy -- just the way I like them. Tartness develops in the mouth -- this is really nice! Slight wine barrel notes, too.
after4ever (6938) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at uber. Pours a clear dark brown with bright burgundy highlights. Loose tan rim. Huge sharp balsamic nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Huge dark heavy plums and piercing balsamic mid palate. Lingering tart finish.