notalush (5638) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazy dark amber - fizzy carbonation/lace - nose is fairly sweet, with notes of raisin, toffee, dark bread, light cinnamon and faint clove - rather high in abv for the style - the thin/watery body and texture just make it all the more apparent just how strong it is, too, letting the alcohol come through too much - flavors of overripe dark fruits, light melanoidin character, clean but high sweetness - dries out slightly through the middle as mild earthy phenols and strong spiciness come to the fore - finish is moderately spicy, with a lot of lingering alcohol heat - not exactly unenjoyable, but kind of messy.
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer 34 Asheville trip, Thirsty Monk. Medium amber, slight head. Sugar and caramel malt aroma. Toffee malt flavor, lots of fruit, raisiny, bready. Spicing did not come through, but perhaps attributed to a dry finish. Nicely done.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clean ruby copper with two fingers of creamy ’flan yellow’ head. Nose is lightly grainy with a touch of acidity and that ’rusty’ dubbel character. Hint of metal and fruit skins. Medium light body with notes of iron/raw meat in the flavor with a light grainy quality and touch of sweetness. Interesting
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel colored with big head with good retention and lacing. Light aroma of coriander and spices. Taste spice and coriander with some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is moderate and finish is semi dry.
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kambei70 (919) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did not enter comments at time of tasting. Will try again and enter more detailed notes.
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elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, yet clear amber. The frothy beige head dissipates to leave a good bit of lacing behind. Aroma of bubblegum, banana, and cloves. Taste generally follows the nose, but with a sweet breadiness from the malts asserting itself. Aftertaste of yeast and alcohol. Considering the strength, I’d say the alcohol was well hidden, but it did emerge from time to time. Palate is a bit fizzy fron the carbonation, with a watery mouthfeel. In sum, a good dubbel, very much in line with the style.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Busters on 28th. Hazy amber pour with a spotty head. Cinnamon dominates this, complemented by yeast and a bit of licorice. Decent brew.
thedm (5436) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This cork an caged batch 2011-02 bbf 2012-04 bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy with a frothy top light brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a typically carbonated light cola brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty and sweet. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start in the back of the mouth and tongue, mediumly tingly at the finish with a sweet aftertaste and a hoppy backing. The flavor contained notes of sweet and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
FalseLion (25) - - DEC 29, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very smooth medium beer. Has a cinnamon fruity taste that blends perfect with the beer.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. deep ruby pour with a 3+ off white finger head. light nose with spices and banana. med body with light oak, dark fruits, sugar and light spices. sweet finish with dark fruits and spices.