ryanfolty (2389) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
October 16, 2015 - sample via bottle at Blue Max. Brown pour with some head. Malty sweet and spice in aroma and taste.
chinchill (4265) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.
Clear but very dark brown body. Good head that has reasonable retention.
Unusual in that there’s a fair amount of vanilla in the nose and flavor.
The aroma is a bit sweet and may bring a bakery to mind, but the flavor is a more bitter than sweet. Less fruity than average for style,
O: Recommended, if unusual version of the style.
tennisjoel (1361) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first Boom Island beer I’ve tried. I’ve mainly avoided this brewery based on reputation. Aroma and appearance are decent enough, but the flavor profile is thin. A slightly tart off flavor which is not expected for the style. Could be infected. Somewhat drinkable, which is the only compliment I can give. Disappointing overall.
commonmac (1042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Eli’s in downtown Mpls. Tulip glass. Dark brown with very little head. Toffee and caramel aroma with some roasted notes. Taste feels very mild and elements of toffee and subtle Belgian dark fruit. No real bite. Smooth. Thin which was slightly disappointing. I have had it elsewhere and it’s been better. This rating is based on the current rendition I’m drinking so take that with a grain of salt.
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Northgate Liquors MN beer tasting. Brown, ESB-like. A fleeting mild roasted taste.
johnnymusky (888) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured from bomber...near black nice head lacing minimal...nose is malt and dirt with light yeast notes...mouth is a little more pleasant with a malt backbone...drinkable yet not one to search out.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the brewery. The aroma is of sweet, burnt brown sugar. Drinks with an almost sour character more than a dubbel. Another thin beer and not up to name. (#5701, 8/31/2014)
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color... Aroma of candi sugar, burnt malts, caramel... Flavor is light, slightly nutty, notes of candi sugar, dates, raisins... Decent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - this is a good enough dubbel. Spicy is the main take away for me along with the malt bomb on the base.
eruizgarcia (306) - - JUN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Roasty, malty yeast and perfectly balanced. Pours with a huge head, lots of caramel sweetness and some bitterness for balance. A real treat.