BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, 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.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by Butters at the 16th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 11/5/11. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, lots of spice. The taste is molasses, brown sugar, bread, spice and a faint hop finish. Medium-full bodied.
Dogbrick (11314) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
v\Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: This beer has a reddish-brown appearance and a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruits, malt and yeast. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, yeast, candied fruit and spices. The finish is fruity and malty with a spicy yeast aftertaste. Above average all around.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of toasted caramel, some spices, and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, spices, dark fruits, and dried banana chips. Lively and somewhat over carbonated body.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hoppier than the norm. Slightly thin. It just doesn’t come together for me.
Sammy (11056) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown and orange body with a big head. Cinnamon, herbal, and yeasty. Hits the style. Pleasant as not too sweet, making for drinkability. Medium plus mouthfeel, smooth.Stephen’s bottle.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Nommo Dubbel
Date: October 02, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, frothy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry yet fruity aroma, spicy, touch of chocolate
Flavor: rich malt flavor, fruity with a light estery sweetness, chocolate, complex spicyness
Overall: drier and more phenolic than your average dubbel
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown pour, yellowish/tan head. Aroma of dark toffee, almonds, dark brown sugar and fruitcake. Flavor hits with a bready sweetness, some roasted nuts and finishes with a bitter kick.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. I was very excited to pick this up and then it sat around my apartment for a few months without reason. Here goes... Hazy, reddish brown appearance with a big, fluffy, light brown head. Slight vegetal, caramel, chocolate, coriander, pepper aroma. Somewhat spicy, cinnamon, caramel, candy sugar, chocolate, toffee sweet flavor again with this weird celery, vegetal off taste. Good carbonation. I can’t get past the weird celery flavor- maybe it’s the star anise?
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL c&c thanks to beerandblues2. The pour is a hazy, deep brune with a billowing yellow head. Poofy. Great retention and awesome lace. Nose is celery, black pepper, tomato soup. Taste is black pepper and tomato soup. Moves to medicinal cloves and cinnamon. Gets rid of vegetal qualities for the most part as it warms. Still a lot of cracked black pepper. Palate is richer and spicy.