troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours a deep brown color with a nice pillow of cocoa colored head. Malty and earthy nose includes chocolate, sweet toffee and mild Belgian yeast esters. Molasses, sweet breads, mulling spices, spicy hops and hints of vanilla. Nice balance and good complexity as this beer warms. Mellow flavor profile overall, but a nice drinkable brew.
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vintage 2011. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with white head. Plums, belgian yeast, raisins, caramel, dark fruit aromas. Dark fruit, malty, molasses, brown sugar flavors. A touch of oxidized cardboard, but generally held up pretty good.
kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found an old bottle and it held up well. Bready aroma with spices like cinnamon and coriander. Normal brown color for the style but this had a good amount of debris, which I attribute to the age on the bottle. Solid flavors of bread, cinnamon, clove and other spice from the yeast.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with friends at game night. Hazy medium "nut" brown with a lively beige head. Very nice aroma of estery yeast, raisins and caramel. The palate delivers the same, nice brown sugars, raisins, hints of spice. Very nice dubbel.
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 02-04-2012. (Corked and caged bottle, Batch Number/2011-2, Best By Date: 04-2012) When poured, this beer’s appearance is a medium sized frothy, very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, yeast. sweet, bananas, spicy, clove, and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet, caramel malt, spicy, cinnamon, and coriander. The mouthfeel of this beer is tingly carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very quaffable beer and the various flavors come together very well. This beer has a cinnamon aftertaste and this beer is worth trying.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/6/2014. 750ml. bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Light spicy flavors with a nice sweetness. Good balance.
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to rate considering bottle was 3.5 years old. It actually stands up pretty well. Molasses was subtle, and very little oxidation occurred from what I could tell. Nice brew.
boxofrane (2443) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a medium sized brownish head. The aroma has brown sugar, cinnamon, some licorice, and maybe a bit of banana. The taste has some drk fruit, a lot of brown sugar, a bit of banana, and slight spiciness. Solid.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Oxford tasting Nov ’12.
Pours a reddish amber, clear with a large head. Fruity aroma, with molasses and dark bread. Yeasty flavor, with raisin and other dark fruit tending towards sweet , finishes with licorice and light sweetness.
gschrade (858) - 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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RickTStiles (825) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit weak but has notes of cherry cobbler. Taste is subtle with notes of cherry, licorice and yeast. Finish is bitter and earthy.