Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/5/2013. Sampled at VA Hop Fest. Pours light brown with a tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar, roasted malt. Caramel flavors mostly. Seem a bit off for the style lacking complexity.
arminjewell (6150) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, some spice, earth, into caramel, toffee, some slight yeasty notes. Taste is a mix of slight dark caramel, toffee, hints of spice, slight earth, grass, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Not much going on here.
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque chestnut with a thin tan head. Aroma has some slightly sweet dark fruits...fig stands out...some bl cherry, prune. Flavor follows suit...fig, prune, raisin...just a hint of caramel and earthy leather. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/fruity/leathery and dries out.
Earlier Rating: 6/17/2013 Total Score: 3.2
pours an opaque dark brown with a very thin tan head. aroma has some roasty notes and caramel. flavor is more roasty with a hint of coffee...just a bit of that yeasty/fruitiness that you would expect from a dubbel creeping in late. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with a roasty/dark fruity dry finish. doesnt drink much like a dubbel...more like a heavy schwartzbier or something.
NikkTwist (1581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark pour that started with a fizzy head that disappeared very quickly. Thin clean body. Burnt caramel. Liquorice. Green pepper. Dark orange malt. Pickles. Feels nothing like a proper Tripel.
Beerman6686 (4293) - 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 (989) - 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 (407) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - 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 (1749) - 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 (4692) - 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 (5623) - 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)