jbruner (4114) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a hazy copper brown with thin tab bubbly head that doesn’t really stick. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet caramel, and dark fruity esters. Taste is mostly the yeast and esters with a hint of smokiness. Not too sweet like most dubbels, solid.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Clear brown amber with off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet caramel effervescent slight yeast character.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a brilliant reddish brown with a Terminator khaki head that will not die.
S - Big spice aroma, banana bread crust, pears, golden raisins, muted brown sugar.
T - Spicy right off the bat along with a bouquet of fruit - Plums, apples, pears, persimmons, bananas, and honey dew. Dry toasted malt stays in the background and finishes earthy and dry.
M - Moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied.
On the drier side for the style. The fruity yeast is the forerunner and almost drowns out the malt. Nice yeast profile and the dry finish is welcomed.
Serving type: bottle
Gachupines (1251) - USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma is a little bready with notes of raisins and other dark fruit. Flavor is malty and thick with a pleasant sweetness. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish and a little rich, dark fruit in the aftertaste. Really nice.
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bland aroma leads to surprisingly complex taste. Heavy chocolate. Fizzy palate. Clean finishing.
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber in color with frothy white head. Presence of cinnamon, cloves, and mild banana aroma with tastes of the same.
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a decent tan head. Nut and caramel dominate the flavors but it falls a touch flat. Could use a bit more carbonation. Chewy grain malt flavors and mouthfeel.
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy mahogany. Nice head and some lacing. Smells of molasses. Carbonation slightly below average, nice for style. Molasses smell increases as beer goes down. Finishes with light sweetness. Nice. Thanks to Steve for sharing.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown and orange body with a big head. Cinnamon, herbal, and yeasty. Hits the style. Pleasant as not too sweet, making for drinkability. Medium plus mouthfeel, smooth.Stephen’s bottle.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, cheap bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Faintly cloudy, deep brown pour with amber tints. Lively carbonation, fluffy head, soapy lacing. Nose is immediately appealing, with a little more thoughtfulness than the average dubbel, including not just Belgian yeast and nerts but ripe dough, figs, and a touch of toffee. Full and luxuriant mouthfeel, just enough carbonation to keep things lively. Fruity and malty enough to pass the style test, but what I enjoyed about the flavors was the addition of spicy and dry/hoppy notes that gave this a complexity and personality that I find lacking in lots of dubbels these days. Pretty good, especially at 7 bucks.