SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to dmac shared at Anchorage Apr ’15 Tasting: Poured caramel brown with a tan off white ring. Aroma was a mix of dark fruits mainly figs. Taste is sweet candy/molasses, dark fruit, and finished dry.
poisoneddwarf (1856) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, thanks Drake! Virginia tick. Aroma consists of jammy fruit, bread, Lucky Charms--interesting. Pours mahogany with a medium beige head with great retention; laces a little. Taste is sweet, savory and roasty; the whole package is reminiscent of buttered toast with raspberry jam. Mouthfeel is creamy, body is medium. I wasn’t expecting too much from this one; I haven’t had a good dubbel in awhile. A nice surprise!
ordybill (431) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee black color poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Has a small oft white colored head. Has a great porter flavor. Not bad at all.
nasmith003 (139) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, raisin, clear, medium white head, reddish brown color, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish, sweet maltiness lingers, overall well balanced for a stronger beer.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015-03-04. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of sweet malt, light cocoa and burnt sugars. Flavour is similar, sugary brown sugar, light tang. A bit odd overall, not really to my tastes. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bottle shared by solidfunk.
Homer321 (2493) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to snifter. Pour is deep, deep red, to brown; minimal off white head. Aroma is grapey and oxidized. Not sure how long this one has been cellared. Some dried fruit aroma in there too. Taste is slightly winy with a red grape flavor, prickly on the tongue. Moderate papery oxidation. Ok, but even fresh, I doubt it would impress me much. Very thin, a little alcohol, not much going on.
solidfunk (4857) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice florals here. Pours brown with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. OK for style. Bottle.
Travlr (14674) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk, thank you! Dark amber brown color, bright off white head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is cocoa biscuit.
Luvystypotables (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast, pours a dark brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head lightly carbonated. Sweet taste of malt and Belgian yeast with a viscous feel and a sweet malt finish.
mansquito (3908) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 12 ounce ($2.50): Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, sugar, and yeast. Taste is sweet, but not excessively so. Very little hops, of course. Plenty of dark fruit flavors. Slightly burnt. Pretty good.