noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent brown with a thick cap of glass-coating lace. Aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, cream soda. Flavor a very-well harmonized group of sweet toasted malt flavors, caramel, toffee, vanilla, the more distinctly floral honey elements emerge in the very finish. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy. This drinks like a really good porter. Another big thanks to JoeMcPhee.
ben4321 (5245) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 750 ml corked bottle from Gilly’s, 7/21/09
Aroma: Dark fruits, honey, citrus, caramel, some spice, bit toasty, touch of vanilla
Appearance: Brown color, thick and lasting foamy light brown head, minor/moderate lacing
Flavor: Tasty and complex, nice sweetness that becomes more bitter through the palate, long duration
Palate: Medium to full body, drinks pretty easily for beer of this magnitude, really nice mouthfeel
Really nice beer, one of the better things I’ve tried from Brooklyn Brewery. Ironically this was sitting at home in my fridge when I went on their brewery tour last week, but I didn’t try it on the tour, so I figured, why not break it out now? Quite tasty and enjoyable, I would recommend trying both the "Locals" I really enjoyed it.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Gerrit during the American Wheat brew session. Coudy to murky dark brown with medium to large, creamy beige head with some lacing. Aroma is raisin and dark fruit, light alc, sweeter dark malt, big yeast spice. Flavor is dark fruit, light almost nonexistent alc, prune, a little chalk, toast, tobacco, cola. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Pretty flavorful and solid and similar to an abbey dubbel but as it warms it gets thinner and less interesting.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: May 24, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: cloudy brown, wispy grey head, drops of lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma with lots of light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sweet fruity esters, nice spicyness, touch of chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Dark amber pour with a nice frothy off white head. Aroma of molasses, orange peel and brown sugar. Great taste of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Great full finish.
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Dark ruby brown body. Frothy, lasting off-white head that slowly diminishes to pools of foam. Complex aroma of dark ripe fruit, plum, figs, raisin, caramel, candy, sugar. Hints of smoke, vanilla, clove, cinammon. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to modeately sweet, lighty to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Tastes of fruit and spice with a hint of alcohol. Intense flavor falls off at the very end though the bitterness lingers on well into the aftertaste. Medium body, watery texture and lively cabonation. Nicely crafted beer that starts sweet and fruity with a touch of spice and then turns bitter with a sweet, malty backbone.
Lubiere (11914) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep reddish brown ale with a thick moka head. A pleasant caramel and coriander aroma, smooth and creamy. In mouth, a good dark fruits, with coriander, raisins, smooth and enticing. Medium bodied and quaffable. Bottle at Mondiale 2009.
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caged and corked; poured a big muddy brown with a giant foamy top. The aroma is sweet and herbal, not unlike a potpourri pouch. This drinks very evenly, albeit sharply sweet. The spice is very well nuanced, making this easy to drink for just about anyone. (#3603, 12 July 2009)
tgncc (3046) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is like an abbey dubbel - malty, burnt caramel, spicy, orange peel, yeast. Attractive brown/red appearance with lots of tan colored head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, spicy, orange peel, pepper, alcohol. The finish is mostly alcohol warming, pepper. The alcohol is relatively well hidden until the finish. The mouthfeel is thin, and highly carbonated. Decent, if not exceptional.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity, overriped fruit, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.