Lightrider (184) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a wine glass. Pours a red amber with next to no head. Taste is over the top, fruit and malt. Finish is like a fine wine. A very good beer.
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taste Firenze. Pale brown with lace. Salty nose with raisins and chocolate.. Rich, deep flavor of dried fruits and chocolate, but not sweet. Minerals, with a dry finish and a somewhat light body. Interesting rich maltiness but lacking sweetness. An original, nice dubbel.
callmemickey (1335) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep muddy amber body. Medium-thin light tan head. Dark fruits, caramel, nutty, a little orange zest and faint chocolate. Medium-full bodied. A little muddled. Lacking the complexity in the better dubbel-style offerings.
anders37 (12664) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark ruddy amber with a slight beige head. Dark fruit and darkish malt aromas. Med body. Flavor is sort of fruity cola chocolate. Fruit flavors shift around. Nice drink.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a fruity licorice aroma. There is a fruit, chestnut and candi sugar flavor with a dry finish.
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to noodleuser. Big notes of cinnamon and clove spice, sweet orange, nectar fruit, caramel, and toffee molasses. Definitely seems to be some oxidation. Bleh.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours a hazy amber with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, herbal and spicy notes. The taste is caramel, toffee, bread and heavy spice. Medium-full bodied.
oteyj (2113) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber with no head. Gross. Dough and caramel with green beans and massive oxidation.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL thanks to noodleuser. Weirdly shaped bottle. Pour is clear deep red with a weak off-white head. Spotty lace. Nose is malty with lemon, small detergent, mild chemical, small chocolate, phenols, sweeter lime. Odd. Muted maple character. Taste is thinner, intense maltiness, astringent malt, big huskiness, medicinal clove and cinnamon. Decent.