Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This thick, reddish black beer smells of raisin, molasses and candy. Dark fruit followed by a hop tingle start this beer. Juniper, coffee and an herb/anise, almost root beer quality gives lots of complexity. Belgian yeastiness is apparent but not too strong. Overall flavor is sweet, but not cloyingly so.
drsordr (1486) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour dark brown to black. Nose coffee, roast, and maple syrup. Taste of the same with more lingering coffee aftertaste. Several layers of flavor.
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty sweet flavors with light spice. Sweet smokey light coffee taste. Slightly caramel-like.
beerbaaron (1650) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Mahogany black. Light beige ring around glass. Aroma of wheat, dark fruits, roasted malt, spices, touch of caramel. Medium body, soft, refreshing, roasty, and balanced. Flavor of dark fruits, yeast, earthy hops, spices, roasted malt, and even a hit of banana/clove. Drinks much lighter than it looks. A unique and enjoyable beer.
youdictategood (323) - 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 (5181) - 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 (816) - 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 (2416) - 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.