rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 From the County Market in Southern View. Um something didnít quite work with this. It was not bad but it just lacked something. Seemed a bit thin and little slight on flavor. Serving: Bottle
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-red body with a thick, foamy off-white head. Nice aroma of brown sugar and cherries. The palate is rather thin but smooth. Quite tasty. Malty sweetness, fruit, and brown sugar. Thereís a decent alcohol warming at the end.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Brown pour with a nice amount of brown head. Malty aroma. The taste is quite malty as well. Iím mainly getting caramel with a yeast character. Spices like nutmeg and some dark pit fruits as well. Average mouthfeel and body. An interesting beer, but I wouldnít call it a dubbel. In fact, I wasnít sure exactly where they were going with this one.
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper / amber with a good sized tan head. The aroma has toffee, bread, milk caramel, toasty & smooth malt and a Belgian yeast character. Medium / thick grainy body with lots of sharp prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with a dry cracker taste, some minerals, nuttiness, dry toffee, caramel and spices. The finish has coffee-like bitterness, more minerals and is on the metallic side. Fair dubbel.
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from the bottle into my trusty Samuel Adams glass. The pour was a caramel colored body topped by a white head of foam, which mostly diminished, leaving islets of foam here and there. A sweet yeasty smell, with some touch of spice, and a slight whiff of alcohol. The mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation, and a bitter, grapefruity tang at the end, which lasts a little too long on the sides of the tongue for my liking.
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from the bottle. Label is pretty cool with a buffalo and a dark red outline. Taste is fruit, toffee, and roastred malt. Leaves a bitter aftertaste. 7.2% alcoholo is a plesant surprise.
bpreo (2068) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím not sure why I donít like this one, but I donít. Usually anything above 6% alc is good in my book.
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark amber with a large tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with a helping of brown sugar. Flavor is lots of candi sugar and toffee with some more fruityness toward the end. Finish leaves a little roasted malt behind. Iím not sure about this being a dubble but its a decent Belgian ale made here in Missouri.
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Sweet dark brown sugar and slight dark, dried fruit in the aroma, some mild breadiness and toffee as well. Clear, rich brown-red color, head is fine, lasting and creamy. Flavor is predominantly sweet and malty, more brown sugar and faint caramel, along with lighter notes of raisin and cotton candy, and some fading yeast esters towards the finish. Very finely, smoothly carbonated palate, body is medium-full. Pleasant.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Who would have thought a Belgian would come from a craft brewery in Missouri? 12 ounce bottle. I really like the label on this one. Nicely done. Pours a rich mahogany with little to no head. Great color. Aroma is of raisin and fig. The beer presents itself in a straightforward manner. Roasted barley up front, mild sweetness in the middle, and light bitterness at the end. Some heat in the finish due to the high alcohol content. Some spiciness abounds throughout. Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, etc. Honestly it feels like it could benefit from an infusion of amped-up Belgian yeast - itís usually one of the first things I taste that makes a Belgian a Belgian, and itís just not here, at least not a strong enough presence. Donít get me wrong - it tastes good but it lacks the complexity I like in beers of this style.