badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Copper brown with no head. Caramel, molasses, and brown sugar aroma and taste.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. The pour was more brown than red, slightly turbid and sat beneath a decent off-white head that was borderline creamy. The aroma was lots of malt and spices. The flavor was very malt heavy with nice spice but not as much fruitiness as I like. The mouthfeel was fine, solid carbonation that added life but wasn’t in the way.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy aroma with lightly sweet flavors of yeastiness, brown sugar, apples, plums, and some banana but only after the finish. Fairly crisp despite a nice maltiness. Very good beer.
Sammy (10664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Mahaffey’s in Baltimore. Thick layers of lace.Yeasty aroma including some funkiness. Some sourness. Some hops. Alcohol detected of palate.Interesting.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Frisco Grille in Columbia, Maryland. Poured a very nice red color with a nice white head. Aroma was fairly sweet with a hint of fruit and malt. Flavor was a bit different though. Kind of dry, a little less sweet but with a nice twang on the back end. Good beer. A little high ABV for a session beer, but the flavor is there for sure.
brewandstew (11) - Salisbury, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this on tap at several locations in Maryland, most recently at Out of the Fire in Easton, MD. Pours a dark amber with a light head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with a bit of fruitiness (cardamom, muscat grape, malt). Crisp on the tongue, alcohol comes through on the back end. very good brew!
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red brown pour with a nice thick white head. Fruity banana aroma. Dry fruity flavor with spice. Citrusy and malty. Complex.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Max’s Baltimore. Poured a copper golden color. Slight spiciness but pretty sweet. Pretty good but a some heavier malt presence would overcome the sweetness & balance it out a little
ealdent (48) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got it on draft at the Brewer’s Art (in Baltimore of course) at the recommendation of a German friend. Was a pretty decent dubbel. Lovely coppery color and smooth taste. Despite the description, it was a little too sweet.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Max’s Belgian Fest 08, poured a cloudy light copper color with a sweet fruity aroma. Tastes a sweet fruity flavor as well, with several fruity flavors through out. Complex and very good.