Onslow (1240) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brown ale with frothy and lasting head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit, a little tart and a bit of dry astringency in the finish. Smooth palate with very good mouthfeel.
kdm1984 (778) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 Full-bodied, hoppy finish; Belgian/fruity-smell. Respectable, if not super-memorable.
Ratman197 (10650) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, raisin, brown sugar and plum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar, plum and light raisin with a smooth lingerinmg fruity/toffee finish.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber with medium head. not as yeasty as belgian dubbels, but very drinkable. alcohol pretty well hidden.
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a big frothy beige head. The aroma is light, some sweet nutty malts. The flavor is also a bit sweet, lighter for the style, with notes of malts, and a bit buttery nut-like flavors. Not too bad, not terribly interesting either though.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 Draft at Blues, Brews and BBQ festival. Pours nut brown with some nice off-white head. Aroma of roasty nuts and caramel. Taste is the same. Medium body with a thick creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. I’d gladly drink this again.
gururyan (640) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hey, I didn’t care for some of their beers but I really dig this super easy chuggin’ dubbel. Me like, and at 7.2%!
rollinsr (413) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear amber with a bit of almond head. Aroma is strong and fruity with some sweet caramel notes. Plums and honey. I actually ended up just smelling this one for a good 5 minutes before I took a sip. The taste of this beer does not betray the aroma at all. This is a very sweet beer with many dark fruit notes. The sweetness tends to stick to the palate almost like a fig newton. This is a good beer but I don’t think I would be able to drink more than two of them because they are very sweet.
csaso (1573) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - small foamy head, dark amber color, sweet malt aroma and flavor, kind of mild raisiny flavor - overall a little bland for a true dubbel
Bif (1613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice off-white head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit including plum and raisin with a trace of spice. Also some roasted malt and hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor of plum and dark fruits. There is a bit of caramel sweetness and touch of spice. Medium body, smooth with a rich feel. There is a nice warming effect that goes well with the winter season. Interesting beer from a small regional brewer.