TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Corvallis, OR). Pours a deeper copper brownish hue, some amber deeper glow on the edges through a decent hazed body. Frothy offwhite head is a fuller filmy layer overall, frothy and nice thicker layer retains and laces nicely. Aromas are a touch of sweetness, caramel and biscuit meet subtle Belgian yeast, mellow candi sugar and subtle fruit. Gentle spiciness, a darker touch of dried fruit, plum and earth. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of stickiness, carmelized malts, subtle candi sugar and gentle fruity ester. Dark fruit of plum, subtle black cherry pulp and earthy malts. A bit of spiciness, dry and fuzzy Belgian yeast meet some subtle toast, carmelized jabs and mellow estery fruit. Candi sugars, subtle caramel, a dry and yeasty backend with some gentle bitterness, toast and lingering subtle dark fruit. Finish is a touch of residual sugar hanging on with gentle dark fruit skin, mellow yeastiness and lingering candi sugar. Never sweet, instead this one handles it’s task well. A bigger darker Belgian that goes down easy enough for it’s size. Not bad. Faint medicinal jab at times but a pretty pour, nice nose and good enough balance despite it’s ABV.
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, Corvalis, 10/11/14.
Clear amber with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is Belgian yeast notes, caramel, spice, dark fruit rinds, dates.
Taste comprises toffee, spice, dates, sticky fruit rinds, toasted brown sugars.
Medium body, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close but well tempered with bitter notes and doesn’t get too sweet or overbearing.
Ok for style.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
A: Dark, cloudy brown, firm white head, lacing.
N: Raisin, prune, plum, toffee, clove, toast, butterscotch, more dark fruit.
T: Sweet, not really bitter in any appreciable way.
M: Medium body, hidden alcohol, prickly carbonation.
O: I don’t appreciate too many American made dubbels because I think they’re always missing the meal in a glass profile. I think this one stands up quite nicely, however.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Block 15. Pours dark brown with red hues, off-white head. Aroma is very chocolate, roasty, sweet figs, raisins, dark fruits. Taste is medium-bodied, tons of figs, a bit abrupt finish, medium-low carbonation. Overall, okay.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Deep copper hue with off white head that settled. Aroma is belgian esters, malt, honey, clove. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slight spice astringent following and estery finish. Overall this is a decent brew.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Block 15. Deep dark amber color. Aroma is roasted malt and candied pitted fruit. Taste is light yeast, bubblegum, sweet malt, and plum. Fruity finish.
douglas88 (8400) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Cellar Stash event. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A big spicy Christmas cake nose with toasted caramel, yeast and raisin. The flavor is similar with loads of brown malt, spices, banana, darker toffee and caramel. Very good.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name: Fat Monk
Date: September 25, 2009
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, nice fruity esters, touch of caramel
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity esters create great rich ripe fruity character, light phenolics add depth
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Block 15 Brewery - Corvallis, OR
Aroma – Strong malt and Belgian yeast aromas.
Appearance – Dark amber in color, Thin head and hazy.
Flavor – Strong Belgian malt and yeast flavor this was a well brewed and aged beer. Nice fruit flavors.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – I am not a huge fan butt his was a great beer to try. Block 15 is doing good.