youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. dark, dark brown pour with a small tan head. Mostly clove and raisin in the aroma. Taste adds coffee grounds and some dark chocolate two those main notes. Really silky mouthfeel. More like a strong ale than a dubbel, but very good.
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice dubbel. Pours black with mocha head. Aroma of floral hops and dark chocolate. Taste has bitterness and a little sweetness. Kind of like a hybrid between funnel and doppelbock. Interesting animal, if not necessarily a funnel. Bottle.
rader58 (773) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Waldo Pizza. Pours jet black. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dried cherries, plum. Flavor is plum, clove, coffee, caramel, peat, spicy with a hint of licorice.
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler - pours super brown with plenty of light brown head and thin lacing. Nose is milk chocolate and leather. Flavor adds roast, yeastiness, and coffee. Spicy aftertaste. Nose is stouty and flavor is like a saison. OK... Interesting take on the style. Dryish.
mcsark (2) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and smooth. Good color @ aroma. Not as strong as I expected. Overall a good drinkable beer.
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OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not impressed with this as I was hoping. Color was back with some light coming through. Aroma hits you with spices, especially clove along with sweetness of ripe fruits. Taste hits you first with burnt malts, followed by clove and then ripe banana. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated.
shew321 (3) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque black with a quick to fade head. Roasted malt and coffee head. Looks like a stout but finishes with both malt and ale finish.
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a a dark tan head....looks like a stout.
Head dissipates quickly.
Dark fruit, chocolate aroma.
Flavour is roasted, vanilla, sweetened-coffee.
MaltOne (199) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark, near opaque, red-brown. Modest and brief light tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, dried cherries, medium chocolate, and, if you wait for it, cloves and vanilla. Medium body, with a soft, centrist blend of bitter and roasted grain. Great drinkable beer, lots of character without intensity
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Pours dark brown, nearly black with a small kahki head. Almost looks like a stout or thick porter. Aroma is very dark fruit, some yeast and spice, and maybe a hint of chocolate and, strangely, some smoke. Flavor is all fruits, with some banana, raisin, and fig. Them some strange roastiness. Medium mouthfeel with moderate to light carbonation. A touch bitter on the finish. Interesting, and not sure how to classify this one. It is unique, but a little weird. As I get further into it, it’s very hard to get it down. Honestly, this ended up a drainpour (but admittedly, I already downed a DIPA bomber and a 12 oz impy).