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 (5616) - Burnsville, 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 (4887) - Fort Wayne, 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 (2140) - 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.
MrNic (15) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml corked bottle
Appearance – Pours a deep ruby red with a two-finger head that sticks around until the last sip.
Aroma – Clove, a little banana, and some sweet malt aroma.
Taste – A little clove, spices, and some banana. It has a surprisingly clean yeast profile with a very subdued belgian character. It actually has a little alcohol burn, which is surprising for a beer that’s over a year old, but still pretty easy to drink. I started to taste a lot more banana as it warmed up. I didn’t pick up any molasses flavor at all.
Mouthfeel – Full bodied, finishes semi-dry.
Overall – Overall, this is a fairly decent beer. I’d like to buy a fresh bottle and see what differences there are.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy brown color with a large head. The nose is mostly yeast and dried fruit. The flavor is malty with dark fruit notes, yeast, and a balancing bitterness. Lacks a bit of depth and complexity, but still pretty tasty. Light to medium body.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
med brown color. Cinnamon, dark fruit, port, milk chocolate and caramel in nose. Very malty, dark fruit, winey. Malty. Decent .
kayres (390) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown thin tan head. Sweet berry aroma, smooth blue berry flavors malty & sweet
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dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good dubbel. Drinkable yet very flavorful, not too dry as many dubbels get. Has a lot of fruit, mild malt and yeast. Lots of taste for how easy drinking it is. Definitely recommend.