AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: At Halle’s, courtesy of Klas.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, dried fruit, plum, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, dried fruit, caramel, hops.
kirk36 (112) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great coloring with depth and impenetrable to light. Dark-amber that would trap an insect for a million years to be unearthed by Jurassic park scientists.
Foam, beach foam at the shore-line, just enough to make your day at the beach memorable. Enough to trap sea-life.
Dubbel forward but fails to stay the night. Get in, get off, get out. True Belgians will stay through the night and make breakfast. The initial onslaught leads me to believe I am enjoying a certified Belgian, but alas a copy.
I did note the 9% on the label...that's why I purchased this unknown to me. Yes I like the warmth, but I also enjoy a tasty brew. You my friend failed in the end to follow-through.
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Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ar: caramel, bread, hay, floral, earthy, yeasty, alcohol, butterscotch, spices, dark dried fruits.
ap: hazy ruby/brown color, small beige head.
t: heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, slightly salty and roasty, abv evident, yeasty, but less so than its Belgian counterparts.
p: fullbodied, lively carbonation, warming and sweet finish.
O: One of the better brews I’ve tried from this brewery.
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a small off white head that almost completely disappears fairly quickly. Aroma is rich sweet maltiness, caramel, dark dried fruits(rasins, plums), faint chocolate, faint alcohol and light spicy phenols. Flavour is rich sweet maltiness, spicy phenols(mostly clove like), faint alcohol, caramel, plums, rasins, mild bitterness(more so of the noble hop variety) and a medium dry finish.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is caramel/toffee, very light fruit and slightly dirty/earthy. The flavor is caramel, light fruit, slightly dirty/earthy and mildly tart/sour finish.
Howlader (640) - - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle split with friends at a tasting in June 2013, Washington DC (first beeradvocate tasting)
puboflyons (2046) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is chestnut-mahogany brown with a light brown head that lingers momentarily before fading to a ring. The aroma is full of dark malts, brown sugar, fig, plum and other dark fruits, and a vague buttery sensation. That could be the yeast. The body is medium to full. The taste is over-the-top sweet with a strong malt character and a clean finish. A little more sweet than I prefer but quite drinkable.
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at the state store
Pours clear dark ruby/brown with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of malts, caramel, sugar, chocolate and earthy. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits with a bitter finish
A nice double.
BeerFunGuy (601) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a beautiful brownish red color. It has a sweet caramel aroma it has a rich complex somewhat sweet flavor.
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GriffDaddy (62) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker copper pour, with a thick and lasting head. Perhaps this is an interesting version of this style. Yeasty, slight woody, lasting bitter finish. Impression is kind of... warm, brown sugary, faintly bitter. Much more going on as it warmed up. Enjoyable but... wanted more going on.
Would I drink again? yes.
Would I order again? maybe.