SamP01 (614) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly viscous deep nearly black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma and Taste is sweet dark toasted malt, Belgian yeast, some notes of dark dried fruit, plums raisins mild bitterness. A medium body, smooth mouth feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Finishes with a sweet dark mild roasted caramel malt, notes of dark dried plummy fruit and raisin a bit of tart Belgian yeast with a mild bitterness on the end. Overall a very nice tasty drinking brew.
djspe (2) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is distinctly different from most Belgian dubbels I’ve tried. It had a murkier flavor, rather than the brightness of a classic dubbel like Duvel. It’s not a bad beer at all, but I was expecting something fresher and cleaner tasting. There was something odd about the bitterness and sweet that I felt wasn’t balanced, and the mouthfeel was more syrupy than I would have liked.
gripweed57 (903) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent reddish brown. Small creamy tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma hints at dark dried fruit. Rich fruity malt flavor has notes of burnt caramel and dark cherries. Some spicy hops as well. Finishes dry and chewy.
dmac (4536) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a nice looking medium density dark brown with super sunburnt orange edges under a dense smaller super long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is nice, notes of light chocolate, Belgian yeast, raisin, touch of vinegar at first that fades completely and a slight cucumber note fades in, wet nuts and warm biscuit. Flavor is sweet with light chocolate and dark fruit to start but fades to roasty malt, biscuit and medium toast, followed by yeast, nuts and a touch of tea leaves. Good stuff.
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent for an American dubbel. A bit too much on the sweet candy side, lots of molasses and plum as well. Tried this at the DC beerfest with Jess, Mark, and Matt in 2014.
Tonkun (1018) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cola pour with a slim head. Licorice, vanilla, American oak, chocolate and coffee. Lighter than expected body with a slight acidic and sweet bitter finish
MadRobin (2286) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Scion restaurant in Silver Spring, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt , dark fruit, toffee, cocoa, coriander and yeast.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa, caramel, coriander, yeast, charred malt and mild spices.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darwenus (612) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really different dubbel. It pours chocolate brown with an average head/lace. The aroma has this spicy, sarsaparilla thing. Root beer and apple butter show up in the nose. More candy notes in the flavor. Molasses, horehound, biscuits ... flavors I associate with Granny’s kitchen. The close is a really mellow, rich malt. Most dubbels are, to my taste, dominated by a similar yeast. Not this one. This one threw me for a loop, and I like that.
AirForceHops (4154) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Color is deep ruby with thin ring of white head. Aroma is hints of dark fruit, molasses and caramelized sugar.
Flavor really is not enjoyable for me. The yeast or the malt is off. Old funky berries, molasses and astringent dark grain. Off bitter chocolate notes. Not sure if this is a bad bottle or just really pour brew. Pass.
AdamJackson (3426) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown reddish hues. Nose is fruity and sweet. Taste is velvet figs and blackberries but overall, yucky.