Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was burnt brown sugar, yeast, light spices. Flavor was biscuit, dark candy sugar and yeast notes. Ok.
jrodooo5 (805) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweet & caramely. Pour is deep brown w/out much of a head. Taste is primarily caramel w/out much else going on. It’s nice & pretty drinkable but not really memorable. Decent.
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RFD. Deep mahogany color. Sugary aroma. Smooth finish. Pretty good Abby ale for a Virginia brewery
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TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber. Lots of belgian yeasts, sweetness and sugars. Caramely and very good.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured body with bright violet highlights and a thin tan head. Very nice when held up to the light. Aroma of bananas, yeast, bread, malt, alcohol and quite a bit of sugars. Medium-bodied; Very assertive roasted malt flavour with some nuts and earth and a relatively light feel with raisins and some of the yeast flavour at the end. Aftertaste shows a bit of an earthy character with peat and concord grapes, but little else - surprisingly weak. Overall, smells and looks great, but the flavour simply isn’t there - nor is any complexity or nice robust flavours. Sadly enough, worth passing up - not a great offering from the otherwise good brewery. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 07-February-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 29-March-2013.
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Black beer, a hint of licorice is the initial impression. Sweetbread and raisin carries. Pretty mellow and unremarkable as a dubbel, but exceptionally drinkable and good for brunch. (#4965, 3/17/2013)
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t know how this stacks up to dubbels in the traditional style -- there is no comparison, really. This effort is sinuous and vinuous. It is tart and dry, with a very dark malt character, roast, pleasantly yeasty. I imagine this would make a killer draft, but alas I had only the bottle.
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
toast, roasty, earthy, vanilla, brown, clear, minimal head, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Iphonephan (2686) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at rustico Akexandria VA. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavors of molasses and caramel.
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rustico. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dates and figs with cookie and caramel malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.