pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours slightly dark red color very little carbonation and no head, bottle is at least 3 years old, smells of fruit malt and yeast, taste is of fruit and malt, slightly sour, very light bodied, slight warming, pretty plain.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-4-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber bordering on brownish-red color with a one finger of just off white colored head. The head fades very fast leaving a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a somewhat grainy smell with notes of raisin mixed within. Along with these smells are big aromas spice smells of cardamom and clove. A light bit of a yeast and bubblegum smell and some roasted malt smells are there as well producing sweet but oddly grainy and lightly roasted aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and sweet taste with a lightly toasted malt and caramel flavor. A raisin and cheery sweetness comes to the tongue quickly after the initial taste with it bringing some yeast flavors. After the yeast comes to the tongue, so too does a moderately spiced flavor profile with clove, cardamom, and allspice all hitting the tongue. The spices and yeast remain relatively light and with a bit of more dark fruit flavors and a very light alcohol taste coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a lightly spiced, bready, dark fruit flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather decent for the brew highlighting the yeast, sweet, and darker fruit flavors of the brew without allowing any one flavor them to overwhelm the palate and all the while keeping it rather easy drinking.
Overall – A rather easy drinking dubbel overall. All in all it is pretty good, but is noting too outrageously good.
HighlanderOne (1047) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Solid mahogany with tan head. Big malt flavor with brown sugar, honey, a hint of spice and maybe cocoa. Carbonation just right. Not overly sweet despite the flavors. Highly drinkable. Nicely done.
Beerman6686 (5094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured an amber color with an off whit ehead. Aroma was of caramle, belgian yeast and not much else. Flavor was similar, sweet and lightly fruity but boring.
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Got from the Brass Rail out in Hershey. Brown caramel color. Aroma of caramel, belgium candy sugars, slight raisin. Its like a brown ale with a slight belgium spice note. Caramel and slight roasted malt. Light carbonation. Ok.
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet cherry on the nose. Pours translucent copper with a small head that fades quickly.
Lightly flavored for a dubbel; has a sweet caramel flavor throughout that lingers for a moment.
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boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours clear copper with minimal white head. The aroma has roasted chestnuts and brown sugar. The taste is light bitter nuts. Meh.
Ed5388 (2454) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown color with a huge fluffy off white head. Aroma of spices, candy notes, coriander, and chocolate. Taste of mild chocolate, dark fruit, spices, and candid sugar.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, a dark brown of sorts, moderate frothy sandy head, clingy lacing.   Musty nose, bready, slight fig/date.   Malty on the tongue, not as dark pitted fruit oriented as others, more like a heavy imperial amber.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel, and thankfully not cloying.   Backside shows more fruitiness, slightly salty.   Stale raisin like flavors linger.
EithCubes (5197) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose explodes with jammy fruit, berries above a little caramel and grape plunder, sticky malt with light spice. Some earth and darker, woody toffee, pours a red-tinged mahogany with a short tan head. Watery, fizzy light body, fruit with a little ash and sweet brown sugar. Raisin and caramel, avoids being too airy, touch of pretzel, too, but the main chunk of dark malt is a little dull. Some weight but the alcohol is pretty well hidden, bitterness and tanginess are kept to a minimum. I like what’s here, but a few tweaks to body and malt complexity would shoot easily this up a notch -- feels like a bit of a lightweight at the moment.