Travlr (20327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear ruby maroon color, off white head. Aroma of figgy pudding. Taste has caramel, toffee, dark fruit.
bhensonb (13737) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of dark fruit and dark roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is raisin/date, with a little treacle and a very little yeast/spice. It all blends together in a very tasty and drinkable Belgian. Touch of chocolate, perhaps, in the finish.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Clear brown body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light milk chocolate. Medium body.
Ratman197 (12826) - 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.
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of raisin, plum, yeast, caramel, roasted malts, hops, and spices. The flavor is mostly plum, raisin, and yeast, with notes of malt, caramel, hops, and pepper. Medium bodied, and not as cloudy in color or thick in body as a lot of dubbels. Smooth and rich, with a little warming alcohol. Nice take on a dubbel from this startup brewer.
b3shine (7862) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; from weekend notes). Looks solid; a fairly transparent copper with light-beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of some caramel malt, toffee, a bit of dark fruit, and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An okay (albeit unadventurous) no-frills example of the style.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nutty, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Caramel, tea leaf, nutty, spicy flavors---
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky brown color with a small soapy tan head that faded and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty, sweet and had a bit of dark fruit. The flavor was tangy, bitter, toasty and a bit sour and medicinal with faint dark fruits. Short finish. Medium body. Disappointing.
Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An aroma of high alcohol complex fruit that is akin to a brandy. It is a copper colored brew with a small but long lasting smooth tan head. The flavor brings lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel with chocolate. Fruit that asserts the most is cherry and raisin. This is really close to being a super beer but it just doesn’t quite make it. Yeast did not seem to be present and it could have added a very cool complexity.
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Brown and a little murky, but looking more American than Belgian. The aroma, and no surprise the flavor, are both super sweet, overpoweringly sugary, and not in the high octane way the master Belgians are. This is sweet grape, not yet raisin, and downright artificial sweetener-strength sugary wetness. (#5857, 11/15/2014)