Beerenberger (1518) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A vinous backbone supplements a sugar sweetness and dark fruit aromas. A clear dark amber pour with a thin white ring and no lacing precedes a taste that is very of similar to the nose. Vinous, wood, raisins and plums with a suggestion to some sourness. Reminds me somewhat of Dogfish Head’s Sixty- One, only slightly more subdued. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, I like this type of beer - somewhat of a cross between beer and wine.
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate complex dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Moderate dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting beer.
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared with local raters. Thanks to phaleslu for the bottle. Hazy orange red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Tannic, red grape, wood, big earthiness, mild spiciness. Interesting taste, kind of bright and tropical aroma. Some grapefruit. Medium o bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. Moderate bitter, light sour, light to moderate sweet taste. Pretty tasty, interesting stuff.
alexsdad06 (5812) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy orange brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, a bid red wine, woody character, dried dark fruit, light acidity, decent.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed amber pour with white head and lace. Aroma is vanilla, oak, and a light touch of abv. Flavor is sweet malt with a slight sour BB. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy.
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not an abbey dubble! No Belgium yeast aroma or flavor. Cloudy Amber with definite oak. My guess is oak aged amber.
EtTuCthulhu (1110) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance has a brownish red color with a minimal off-white head that is pretty much only a ring atop the liquid. The aroma blends oak, dry red wine, figs, caramel malts, and Belgian yeast, and the taste is mildly sweet, slightly sour, and a touch umami. The palate fuses an average carbonation, slick texture, medium body, and a finish that is reminiscent of sweet red wine.
Maxbier (360) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly sweet bready aroma. Deep brown with thin head. Flavors of vanilla and oak. Slightly spicy finish.
DuffMan (6972) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle RBAG 2014 prelim. Hazy orange-gold, unripened berries, yoghurty sourness, woody undertones. This does not even approximate an abbey dubbel, but it was quite tasty as a sour.
dfearnley (1047) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup
Milk, oak, light wine and some vinegar sourness, musty bison fur. Cloudy and orangish with a thin off white head.