kidobutai (202) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like everything about this beer. Dark rich color, wonderful sweet aroma, molasses and Bourbon.
Braudog (5455) - 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)
Westchesterco (769) - 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,
jefcon (1303) - 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.
strap (371) - 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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egajdzis (5169) - 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 (5003) - 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.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is some candi sugar, with some sweet Belgian spice notes. Flavor was candi sugar, sweet malts, with notes of banana, spices.
Drake (7839) - 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.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub on 10/10/2009. Very clear dark amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet Belgian spice, Candi sugar and molasses. Belgian spice flavor, some fruit, banana, Candi sugar and faint molasses. Medium body with moderate carbonation.