drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. pours dark brown with creamy off white head. nose of chocolate, toffee, yeast and tobacco. flavor has nose of toffee, raisin, yeast, bread, tobacco, with a mildly sweet honey finish. med body. very authentic tasting, recalling notes of the St. Banardus dark beers. very few American breweries are pulling off dark belgian style beers this well.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2013 750ml from Whole Foods, Raleigh. A dark, lively pour that superficially recalls the appearance of Westmalle Dubbel. Thatís not too bad! The honey and orange peel are immediately evident in the nose, itís fairly inviting I must say. Dark and fruity malts everywhere, like the best dubbels, but thereís slightly more heat in the finish, somehow attenuated by the honey. I quite like this, more than the Local 1 at any rate.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-03-20. Dark brown body with a modest foamy tan head. (3+) Aroma has modest but pervasive alcohol presence. Sweet malt with a light spice character to it. Flavour is somewhat alcoholic, as in the aroma it is pervasive but not overly strong. Sweetish malt, light bitterness is magnified in the finish as the alcohol shows itself a bit more. Light dusty malt undertones. (7+) Average palate seems just a touch light for the beer. Not bad. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, GregClow, Jerc, and Garthicus, at Blankboyís, courtesy of either Harry or Paul (I forgot to write down who brought what - thanks for sharing guys!). Dark brown, small white head. Mild malty aroma. Sweet taste - more malt, yeast, boozy finish. Very drinkable. Not bad at all.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a dark brown with red hues, beige fizzy head. Aroma of some farmhouse, light berries. Flavor of some malt, some funk, alcohol, pepper. Mouth feel is medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty stuff!
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with some dark fruits, spices, yeast, a hint of citrus and alcohol. Flavor is of dark fruits, candied sugar, slight roasted malts, citrus, yeast, dark fruits, and some molasses. Not much warming on this one.
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Brown in color with a decent sized beige head. aroma is of citrus, plum, honey, grain and yeast. Taste is spicy and malty with some citrus, yeast and raisins
ilovedarkbeer (2140) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a dark reddish brown color. Nose is bubble gum, plastic. Taste is syrupy, cocoa, and creme with a creamy mouthfeel. Not bad.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a tan head over a hazy brown body. Aroma of dark fruits, alcohol and a bit of spice. Taste is yeasty with coriander, dark fruits, alcohol and dried raisins. Dryish finish (probably due to the low F.G. left by using honey as a fermentable). Dry mouthfeel, light bubbles.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Body-dark brown with a thick ring of bubbles and a thin film of bubbles. Nose-lots of yeast, a little metal. Taste-spicy, soft, stinging CO2, unsweet molasses, very very clean, perfect mix of dark fruits, unsweetness, flavor hops, CO2, and alcohol. Very very well done. Solid.