craftbeerdesign (2132) - 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 (11) - 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 Ė Pours a deep ruby red with a two-finger head that sticks around until the last sip.
Aroma Ė Clove, a little banana, and some sweet malt aroma.
Taste Ė 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 thatís over a year old, but still pretty easy to drink. I started to taste a lot more banana as it warmed up. I didnít pick up any molasses flavor at all.
Mouthfeel Ė Full bodied, finishes semi-dry.
Overall Ė Overall, this is a fairly decent beer. Iíd like to buy a fresh bottle and see what differences there are.
Elwood (2904) - 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 (2792) - 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 (317) - , 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 (1106) - 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.
jcos (1352) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Beer split with Dave on December 14th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, yeasty, faint fruit.
Taste: Dark fruit, yeasty, light bitterness, caramel.
Summary: A pretty good example of the style, especially for american made. Would like to have again.
changeup45 (1667) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hereís yet another very solid beer from Boulevardís Smokestack series. I picked this one up at Macadoodles in Joplin, MO. Bottle says best before 5/13. The pour is a deep amber-brown color with some ruby red shining through and a very nice lasting frothy tan head. The head sticks, allowing for some flimsy lacing all over the glass. The aroma shows whiffs of fruit cake to with light herbal spice, dates, and yeast. The overall scent is mild but pleasant enough. Very smooth and tasty going down. The flavor offers a nice mix of sugary dried fruit, Belgian yeast, clove, and toast. A light spice counters the sweeter flavors nicely without going overboard. The finish is a touch dry and hoppy, which is out of character for the style, but wasnít unwelcomed. This isnít as rich or full-bodied as the best Belgians dubbels but itís a very solid representation of the style, and Iíve come to expect nothing less from this underrated brewery.
Cybercat (2771) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a dark translucent amber with a fairly thick pale golden tan head. Fruity aroma has hints of butterscotch and malt. Rich flavor has malty, woody, fruity and subtle caramel and butterscotch notes, a little sweetness and a little hoppy bitterness. Smooth, firm texture has a good amount of fizz and jazz. Gotta love the story behind the name. Do do try it!
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from South Lamar. Dark brown-orange pour with a tan head. Aroma is faint to nothing. Taste is brown sugar, booze, and candy corn.
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