Travlr (18647) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of beerandblues2, thanks! Murky brown color, large full beige head. Aroma of sour toe jam and citrus. Taste is sour, buttery, soapy. Not sure about this one.
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in Canaan, NH. Vintage 2011. Pours clear amber-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some toast bread, creamy caramel, burnt leaves. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, some ripening berries, mild alcohol, leaves, toffee. Medium to full bodied with average massaging carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, some burnt grains, earth, toffee. Good stuff.
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy ruddy copper with a 4 finger creamy beige head. All I can get for aroma is a bit of banana - too much foam. Full bodied. Frothy carb. There’s banana, cinnamon, anise and some gritty roast malt. It’s almost earthy when the other flavors depart. It’s just a wee bit on the sweet side. But there’s so much other flavor, and enough bitterness, that the malt is not overstated. A really good ale.
Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that was fully lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, complex spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Full balanced bittersweet flavor with the same full finish with a very small alcohol tone. Good well balanced brew.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Medium beige head, cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some banana, clove. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, clove, caramel, some cotton candy. Medium body, low carbonation.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, BB 04/2012) Pours a hazy amber body with a tall beige head. Aroma of raisins, apple, cinnamon, plum, banana, clove, coriander, pear, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, pear, molasses, coriander, banana, vanilla, cinnamon, and anise. Nice spiced dubbel.
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of cola, plum, brown sugar, coriander anmd licorice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, coriander, fruittiness, cinnamon and light brown sugar with a crisp lingering cinnamon finish. Actually kinda wierd for a Dubbel.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 A reddish amber brown ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, a sweet caramel malt with herbsm abit of ashes. In mouth, an interesting sweet candy sugar, with pepper, frankincense, cardamom, quite nice and challenging. On tap at Belgian Beer Fest, Sept 10 2011.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Monks SD Beerfest-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is rich medium malt-toffee/bready, 2ns spice/earthy hops. Taste is rich medium malt-toffee/bready, 2ns spice/earthy hops, yeasty.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a medium, frothy off-white to light tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, dark fruity esters, and faint hops. Flavor is medium/moderate malt, dark fruity esters, light bitterness, sweet with a lightly dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 1/17/2010 Total Score: 4.2
Sampled at Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear ruby-brown with a medium, creamy off-white to light tan head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is heavy malt and fruity esters, dark fruit (plum, dates, pears), caramel, cookie, and earthy yeast. Flavor is heavy caramel and bready sweet malt, oak and dark fruit, vanilla, earthy hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation, and a sweet finish.