hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours thin reddish brown with an off white head. Aromas are raisin, toffee, and plum. Tastes are bread, nutty, and fruity. Body is thin with lively carbonation. Overall, the beer is a decent dubbel. Have had better, have had worse.
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brownish-red with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again.
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jgentgesdo (668) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with a medium tan head. The nose is cream, caramel, clove, butter, banana, fig. Quite sweet but calms down into a fairly dry finish. Rather alcoholic. Long slightly smoky aftertaste.
kdm1984 (664) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmm! Got that fruity, phenolic, spicy, fresh yeast aroma, like fellow dubbels St. Bernardus Prior 8 and Chimay Red, that makes my nose dance with glee. Head is mega dense and quite big, lasting for awhile, though the lacing is slightly weak, fading pretty readily. Dark orange-red color. Flavor - just like the aroma - good deal of spice, some orange and red fruits, fresh yeast. Not quite as clean as Chimay or as complex as St. Bernardus, but a very nice dubbel nonetheless.
freeofthoughts (652) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a non labeled 12 oz. bottle by John McDonald himself at a local Kansas City tasting. From memory it was very rich, pretty full bodied and loaded with spice. It tasted young and would probably mellow out into a very cellar-able beer. A rich brown, with noticeable dark sugar and belgian yeast followed by heavy clove and other spices, coriander and some more. Had some subtle fruity notes but none come to mind, some dry green apple perhaps. I hope that they can get this balanced and into production soon, it is a good one.
ttoadee (652) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, white pancake head. Nose is dark fruit, spice and alcohol. Sweet on the tongue. Dates, caramel, and piney hops in the middle. Soft, creamy carbonated finish. Solid.
high_on_hops (621) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rieger Hotel in Kansas City. Light brown head with a dark amber, slightly cloudy color. A fruity and spicy aroma consisting mainly of apricot and cinnamon. The flavor is slightly spicy with a lingering doughy/yeasty aftertaste I’m not too fond of. But overall, an interesting and pleasing beer.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh my, just a nice Dubbel. Could taste it before I lifted it. Banana and clove with a hint of crisp linen and the barest hint of toast. Nothing lingers too much but still your tongue is happy. I could breath in that heavenly aroma all day. The makings of a great perfume?
kambei70 (601) - - 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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fiercepanda (547) - Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown, reddish beer with a medium tan head, not much in the way of lacing. The aroma is very pleasant, with prominent cinnamon, spices, and fruity bubblegum. The flavor pushes more caramel and coriander to the front, with some anise rounding it out. Boulevard again shows a masterful hand when it comes to their Smokestack Series.