argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Small off-white head, clear copper-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some spicy, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spicy, light raisin. Medium body, low carbonation.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark amber brown, medium tan head Aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Taste is molasses, plums, raisins. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - 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.
Drake (7828) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear copper tinted red color with a moderate creamy offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon and other spices. The taste is also very spicy with lots of cinnamon, anise, brown sugar, molasses. Lots of fruitiness as well with raisins, cherries, plum. Thin-medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Not the brewery’s best Belgian style effort, but decent nonetheless.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey for SAVOR week. Pours a clear bourbon amber with a small head forming. No lace. Grenadine nose with butterscotch. Taste is sweeter with dark cherries, oil, sugar, bananas foster with a little bit of egg like a roti dessert in Thailand. Comes across as richer and spicy. Heavy palate. In a small dose, it is quite nice. But probably too heavy in larger samples.
jtclockwork (6877) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Snow day. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nosea nd taste of molasses, Belgian yeast, dark sugar, sorghum and touch of dark fruit. Medium body.
arminjewell (5558) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
Braudog (5453) - 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)
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, dried fruits, caramel, roast, light nuts, toast, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, light cocoa, some roast, spices, and alcohol.
TheBeerGod (4994) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. ABV listed as 7.5%. Ruby pour with a short tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes, toasted malt caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet malt, lots of caramel, soft spice, dark fruit, yeast and toasted grains. Body is medium with a soft, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt notes, spices, yeast notes, caramel, toasted grains, dark bread, dark fruit (cherries), hints of cherry cough syrup and light nuttiness.