zandcbeer (11) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste of caramel, brownish/black color, brown foam, hazy body. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Full body, creamy, very soft carbonation.
BREWMUSKCLES (2090) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
some warming with dark fruit, fig and dash of cocoa. some fullness in the palate and good enough barley and malt flavor. does seem different from last time sampled.
pablothirteen (38) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full taste, nice amber color. Good winter beer. Was pleasantly surprised by this
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jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel sauce, toffee candy, mashed up figs, dark chocolate, nuts and spicy earth malt. Medium body.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Blak pour with some tan lacing. Dark fruit and some sweetness in aroma, hints of spice tones. Flavor doesn’t follow, some cardboard malt and hints of fruit and spice. Too much age?
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rockland Beverage split with Tommy on Christmas. Pours a deep reddish brown with a light caramel hue and small to medium beige head. Aroma is immediate red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, with some spicy notes. Smells nice. Palate is a mix of spice, vegetable, dried fruit and malt. Earthy character to it. I wish it were a little more balanced or carbonated. Medium to heavy mouthfeel.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a rich copper color. Nose is sweet with Belgian yeast. Lots of fruit notes some fruity sweetness. Hints of chocolae and spice with a fairly creamy mouthful. The taste and feel of a classic Belgian dubbel with light spice notes. Nice.
BiddleBrau (829) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper color with no head. Rich malty nose. Full flavor, ’big’ like a dubbel, alcoholic. A bit bready and spicy. Nice flavor and body.
HighlanderOne (934) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle. Nice aroma of toffee, malt, smoke, brown sugar. Solid mahogany color, tan head fades. Flavors of toffee, vanilla, spice, orange peel, dark honey, alcohol. Earthy, heady aftertaste. Nice feel- not too carbonated. A bit off at finish. Overall a fine winter brew - appropriately drank during blizzard of 12/26/2010.
ben4321 (3350) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/9/10
Aroma: The nose has some brown sugar, dark red fruits, a little orange, and holiday spices
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown with a half finger of fluffy beige head and some lace
Flavor: The flavor is like the nose, it had lots of spicy and dark malt flavors
Palate: A medium bodied brew with slight warming feeling and fairly soft carbonation
This is a decent winter beer. It has a good amount of spice to it, and it’s kind of warm on the mouth, surprisingly so for a beer that’s only 7.5%. Anyway, decent stuff.