BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany color, light head and lacing. Nose of vanilla and sugar, jaggery and maple with light alcohol. Subtle raisin. Thin boozy flavor, some melanoidins but they’re all color, no body. Decent, lame finish. Hmmm.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from Holiday. Cloudy medium brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel and oat aroma. Raisin and dark fruit taste with some mild toffee notes.
Tmoney99 (8780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a hazy brown with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy malt, dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Full balanced fruity bittersweet flavor with the same long finish with a very small alcohol tone. Good well balanced brew.
SDalkoholic (1768) - Chula Vista, California, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from Pizza Port’s bottle shop. A bold and lively aroma of sweet dark fruit and thew slightest scent of root beer as well. The flavor hides a minimal amount of sweetness while a tart and light bitterness is the main course of the drink. Only has a hint of raisin, plum, fig and dates. Appearance is a dark tint of red with a fine layer of film. Actually, I thought this was a nice and interesting drink.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, spice, and some earthy bitter hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, cinnamon, spices, and a bitter earthy finish.
IndianaRed (1798) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy deep redish amber with a small tan head. Malty apple cidery and pitted fruit. Rich carmel flavors, and the raosons contribute. Stable and plain but smooth amd drinkable.
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Brewer’s Reserve bottle. Ruby hinted brown beer with a thin biegish head that shrank quickly. Candi sugar, dark fruit and alcohol in the nose. Dark fruit sweetness, raisin, yeast, and burnt sugar. Pretty standard Abbey Dubbel.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml, 2006 vintage. Clear, dark copper-brown with a large cap that settles in, and leaves some creamy lace. Dark fruit, alcohol, and tart cherry aroma. Bold front flavor of dark fruit and alcohol, with slight bubblegum. Less sweet finish is bready, woody, and spicy with yeast and hops. Smooth, medium body is fairly balanced, with a slight dry finish. Good, but alcohol is a bit too noticeable for my tastes.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a clear orange brown with sweet mild bannana yeast aroma. yeastie full palate with the light fruit presence, full bodied and smooth for the ABV. raisins present in the middle to finish and the conditioning is evident. complex.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark maroon with a non existent head but some lace. spicy raisins and bread aroma. there is a definite presence of american hops throughout the beer, one of the more pine resin style. smooth bodied. flavors are similar but with more spiciness and bitter resins coming through. this one would be better if they had chosen a different hops, it just seems out of place