DrnkMcDermott (2922) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Goblet at the Eccentric. Rating #999! Ah, my last taste of mortality before I ascend to Beer Godhood! Damn, this one is black! More like an impy porter, mocking me with its tan head. Yet it has just a mild dubbel smell with no alcohol trace, just a fresh bit of yeast. I taste dark malts, with no roasties or tannins. Way off style, but Iím handing it a high mark there, anyway, ícasue it just looks to clever. I catch a tounch of unmodified wheat, then here comes that more faimilar Belgian taste. A big, surprisingly complex beer with an impressive finish. They were all out of bottles at Bellís store, I could only get this on tap before it disappeared.
DWestrick (508) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle & tap at cafe. had previous yet forget to rate. killer Belgian with everything i like in the style. awesome beer
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 8/28/2015. Dark brownish black with a finger of light tan head that recedes into a ring. Aromas of dark fruit, some malt, some roasty notes, spices, a bit of caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, light roast, caramel, spices, some chocolate as it warms. Pretty spot on with the deScription, dubbel-y with a hint of stout-like characteristics.
Niko100 (2336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and chocolate; Soft carbonation; More stout like - but pretty decent.
palabreur (17) - Brocton, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap, into cold pint glass. Didnít know what this was; seemed like a mix between a stout and a black ipa (though without much hop bite). Really tasty, though I didnít keep real notes.
fraternie (937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malt body of caramel, black plum and fig. Dark and rich, finishing with hints of chocolate, roasted coffee and brown sugar. Medium length.
Blairgus (3475) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
30 sept 2015, tap. Black. Nose is dark roasted malt. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Leather, tobacco, burnt malt, bitter burnt molasses finish. Nice.
ContemplateBeer (1788) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Old Town. Aroma: Roasty notes and raisin/dark fruit in near balance; sugars come off in a molasses sort of way. Appearance: Black pour with a foamy light mocha head that fades into a healthy ring. Flavor: Molasses sugars up front developing a little more roast character; fruits are dialed back, but come in a little towards the finish, which dries out well without any bitterness. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Not too wild about this, but itís not bad, either. Fine as a winter warmer.
madelfonatree (182) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled August 28, 2015 and enjoyed September 27, 2015 in a Med Elf tulip/snifter.
"A brew that gives you either sympathy for the devil or the courage to face him. Goes especially well with your favorite lost my girl/truck/dog/trailer song."
Look - Looks like a stout with no head. Aggressive pour yielded a thin ring of tan head. Lacing comes in the form of sporadic bubbles and a clear film.
Smell - Sweet coffee. Chocolate. Raisins. Bread. Malt. Dark fruit.
Taste - Fig. Honey. Bread. Nut. Char.
Feel - Heavy carbonation. Doesnít sit well in the stomach. Syrupy.
Overall - Looking at reviews it looks like we are drinking many different versions of this. I like Belgian darks. This is okay. No head but a lot of fiz.
koleminer20 (1262) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown/light black with a thin cap of decent khaki head and no lacing. The aroma is heavy in Belgian yeast and clove. There is a nice roast and a little coffee. The Belgian dubbel aspects of this are just huge. I'm not a fan at all. Here we go. The flavor is heavy on roast and dark chocolate. There is a definite clove and Belgian yeast. It does fall off pretty quickly. The mouth feel is thin and light with a soft carbonation that you would expect to be much thicker. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty clove and I'm not a fan.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ebone1988 (532) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is light roasted malt, light dark fruit, lots of clove. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is light roasted malt, nutty, then clove and spice. Mouthfeel is thin, good carbonation but just thin. Overall, Iím not a fan of this style so it didnít stand much of a chance.