Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One finger of head on a dark copper colored body.
The aroma is caramel, candy and bread.
The taste is moderately malty sweet and balanced nicely with an underlying bitterness. Plum and dense wheat bread too.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation and heavy body.
I like it. A solid dubbel style ale.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep burgundy brown with a nice fluffy head. Aromas of ripe plum, caramel, prunes,black licorice and a touch of sherry. David’s smooth, creamy body imparts flavors of sherry, raisins, brown sugar, and a slight hit of acidity. Finish is clean and slightly sweet. This is one of the best American takes on a Belgian Dubbel I ever had. Just wish the body was a bit more dry. Pare with strong cheese: Blue or Gouda be rockin’ my boat.
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pony with James, Streets, Andy & Jenn 10/31/2012. Brownish-red pour with a tan head that lingers around the edge of the glass. Red tinge. Sugary malt aroma which is almost tart and very nice. Palate is medicinal Belgian yeast with some sugar and spice. Short legs.
garth_86 (209) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear ruby. Aroma is yeast and tin, some sweetness. Taste is OK some sweetness, fruit, but not overly flavorful.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby-copper pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet malt, candi sugar, yeast notes, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, caramel, dark bread and soft chocolate notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation and mild warmth from the alcohol. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt notes, dark bread, yeast, dark fruits, soft cocoa and cake notes. Rather tasty!
reebtogi (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel with some mild yeast. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with some yeasty notes and a light hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. A very well done Dubbel style ale that is definitely recommended for a great tasting experience.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle purchased from a Utah State Liquor Store in Kimball Junction, Utah on 11/02/2012. Colour: Dark brown/red mix with low fizzy white head. Nose: A cherry bomb blast off the first whiff. Notes of banana, spinach, rotting wood. More cherry. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. A salty rush encompasses very basic sugar, over-ripe fruit (banana, pear) strong malt. Although I am a fan of Anderson Valley, this one is along the lines of some craft brewing (and society as a whole) in the USA, being overly sugar dominant and losing focus on the essentials.
AGAquino (657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Binny’s in Chicago. Pours clear reddish amber slightly small off-white head. Aromas of sweet malst and. bready yeast. Flavours of cherries, dates, raisins and brown sugar.
danielyabu (987) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
small frothy off white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick dark reddish-brown body. aroma: alcohol, red wine, wood, mild coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, heavy malty. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light bitter sweet, salty; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. aroma frutas secas, luzes rubi na cor, toques salgados permanecem até o final, forte aquecimento alcoólico, diferente da média, pois o dulçor não é tão forte, sabor frutado após ganhar temperatura, 120 s
Cybercat (2776) - Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma has earthy, malty and caramel notes with a hint of hops. It pours a dark coppery brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Scrumptious flavor has caramel, malty, nutty, earthy and subtle maple syrup notes - not too sweet, very slightly hoppy. Rich texture has plenty of tingle and fizz, smooth yet lively - very satisfying. An excellent party to Brother David’s Tripel.