adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Toasty caramel, moderately rich candy sugar aroma with some light fruit esters. Mild banana and clove, moderate candy sugar, caramel, light toffee, belgian yeasty flavor. Pretty good dubbel.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very hard style to pull off, but I would say they nailed it - turbid amber - well-retained head - reminds me very much of the Ommegang dubbel, so much so that I wonder if it is a clone recipe - medium bodied and slightly soft, cream carbonation - subtle but complex, with perfectly masked alcohol - very earthy, almost dusty, with a hint of oxidized character - light toffeeish sweetness, raisin and a hint of clove far in the back - very mild esters - a hint of spiciness - tasty and quite authentic.
onceblind (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery. Orangish brownish hazy pour with a small foamy light beige head. Delightful malty aroma with raisin, pale malts, dark malts, a cheeky lil’ Belgian yeastiness, and a slight tinge of earthiness. Taste had some dark fruit, clove, smooth sweet maltiness, with a weird but altogether delightful tone of light toasty malts. Finished with some Belgian-sih yeast sweetness, and a tinge of earthy malts. Smooth, drinkable, and delicious.