RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly thin head. Nice dark copper color. Aroma is pretty concentrated chestnuts and nutmeg. Flavor is lightly sweet with a pretty dark roasted malt aspect for the style. A few hints of DMS on the finish, otherwise, pretty nice.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel and roasted malts, with some dark fruits, nutmeg, clove, and candied sugar. Flavor wasn’t really as strong as I was hoping but there’s enough there. Malty flavor of the caramel and roasted malts dominate. Hints of spice and candied sugar on the finish. Decent for an ohio brewed dubbel.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 Pretty solid Dubbel. Picked this up in Cleveland. Pours the wonderful dark amber of Dubbels, with a pencil thin white head, and minimal lacing. Aroma is slightly lacking, with the candy and sugar you would expect lingering, but faint. Flavor makes up for this, with a nice mix of candied fruit and sugar, with a helping of yeast and a nice malt profile. Solid backbone as well. Nice combo if dark fruits and spice; raisins, figs, ginger, cinnamon. Touch of roasted nuts. Slightly boozey at only 7%, but a nice offering nonetheless.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. thanks to my perfect 10 partner, brad...pours a clear transparent raisin brown with a thin film of white head that quickly diminishes.... aroma led off with nuttiness at first then some caramel malts and dark fruit...maintains a sweet candied sugar consistency in the flavor and dark fruits in the background. finish has a little spicy bitterness. lively carbonation not too bad for a style that im not too particularly fond of.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Reddish transparent beer twith beige head. Smells of fruit and alcohol, tastes the same.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours clear amber with a thin white head. Has a light yeasty brandy like aroma. Has a light body with not a lot of carbonation. Taste is alcohol, candi sugar, sweetness, and dark fruits. Has a dry finish. Overall a nice brew.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany color beneath an off-white head. Lots of dark fruits and brown sugar in the aroma. More brown sugar flavors accompanied by prunes and light cardboard flavor. Finishes with a peppery spice. Thanks rudy
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1357-20080517] Bottle. Sweet Belgian yeast aroma has some heavy malt notes. Clear, dark ruby brown body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Sweet yeast flavour has more boozy earthy malt notes. Medium-full body. Nice, but it’s got a kick so you’d better watch out.
(c/o rudolf, w/ others)
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Thanks to RagallachMC for the bomber. Clear burgundy color with a medium head. Aroma of heavy yeast, toffee, dark, sweet fruit (figs and raisins) and a little bit of chocolate. No bananas, which I prefer.
Medium-heavy body, mostly sweet taste.
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (22oz) shared at ’Rudolf’s May 2008 Tasting’ -- courtesy of rudolf. Pours a very deep reddish-brown with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, dark fruit and sugar. Flavour of toasty malt, some sugary sweetness, spices and alcohol. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Not really doing it for me.