RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a tan halo. Not what I expected from a dubbel. Pours like a stout but smells like a dubbel and tastes like a bit of both. Dark fruit, earth, dark malts, light hints of coffee and clove. Very full-bodied and easy drinking.
njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow strong aroma of dark fruits and yeast... great flavor really holds on..really good!
sic1314 (1961) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown with an instantly disappearing tan head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, alcohol soaked spice. Medium body, flavour is sweet caramel, vanilla, latte with a sweet end.
djroehler (271) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark pour, thin mocha head. Aroma is deep roasted malt, coffee, some light citrus notes. Taste is rich malt, smokey coffee, lemon and light citrus, deep yeasty bread. Caramel and molasses come through.
Beergeek23322 (1659) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 2011. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, sugars, spice and malt. Yeasty flavors with fruit and coffee.
swoopjones (4881) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, chocolatety brown pour, nutty flavor, hazelnut, chocolate, light coffee, cloves, dark fruits. a lot going on here. roast, german cake/ brown bread, belgian fruity yeast, interesting take on the dubbel-hybrid. didnt care for at first, 3.3 but raising rating as i move through.
Cbuk1013 (227) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with very minimal tan head. Smella of malt with strong coffee. Tastes of vanilla, coffee and dark fruits. Good not great
brokephibroke (256) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade with Silphium. If anyone from Bell’s reads these reviews, please consider CO distribution, you have a lot of fans here! Was not expecting a deep black pour with a quickly dissipating tan head. Yeasty and tropical fruit nose with alcohol obvious. Roast malt and chicory dominate the taste, with the warm fruit lingering. Nice!
manglorious42 (1) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged beer for 7 months and it rounded out nicely, removing the sharp notes I previously experienced
ads135 (2320) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer. Dark appearance with roasted nuttiness, some dark fruit, chocolate, and earthy aftertaste.
ryanscourt (452) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of dark roasted malt, fruit, spiciness. Great roasted malt character, with fruits and nice lingering spiciness. Light carbonation, smooth. Great complexity that is phenomenal. This is excellent.