jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this aggressive, supercharged belgianesque dubbel. Like a brown ale, it has the chocolate and the toasty malt - and like a dubbel, it has red fruit and a generous mouthfeel. Really good.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dirt, herbs and honey. Slight dark fruits. Tastes of herbs: thyme, mint and slight honey. Tasty and unique.
Blairgus (2191) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 may 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is strong black coffee. Thin body and faintly fizzy. Flavor is a lot softer than aroma. Sweet mocha, coffee beans. Slight caramel. Nice all around.
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Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Aroma of nuts, caramel and dark fruit. This one isnít all that weird...tastes like a dubbel mixed with brown ale. Cherries are noticeable, some molasses and nuts. Pretty good, for once.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a chalice from a 750ml bottle from 2012.
A: Almost opaque chestnut body with a dense tan head, this beer looks excellent in this glass.
S: The aroma is very complex and inviting. Right away I pick up cocoa and a mild roasted hazelnut coffee aroma that come through the strongest. A very mild cherry comes through with some honey and earthy notes, but overall the Wattleseed takes over the flavor, and Iím okay with that because this smells amazing.
T: Wow this is just as good in flavor as it smells. The roasted hazelnut coffee hits first with hints of cocoa, while the honey provides some mid-taste sweetness, and the Belgian yeast finishes the beer with a warming slightly spiciness to it and some cherry flavored medicinal esters. This is phenomenal.
M: Medium to thick with light carbonation, drinks very smooth.
O: This is simply amazing, this beer is very complex and super easy to drink. Itís also one of the few "weird" Dogfish Head beers I would buy again and again. Dogfish Head knocked it out of the park with this one.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of molasses, some spice, earthy, some clove hints. Tastes semi sweet and spicy with a nice earthy finish. I didn;t expect to like this one, but it is interesting.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, nuts, cocoa, roasting, Earth, and slight dark ripe fruit. Poured very deep orange/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, cocoa, roast, Earth, a hint of alcohol, and slight dark ripe fruit. Medium body. Chalky, dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, cocoa, Earth finish is chalky and dry. 8.1%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
jsmerig (1033) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with ample head. Aroma is spicy maple. Taste is dark and malty with a slightly sour undertone. Also tastes a bit of coffee. Finish is nicely crisp.
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DocLock (7200) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750s from Craft and Caponeís. Pours turbid dark brownish black with ruby edges through direct light and 2-fingers of creamy, well-retained off-white head. Nose is great; a big nutty, cacaoey, with earthy esters, black cherry, hops, honey. Tastes rich, complex, with notes of earthy malt, big hazelnut, cacao, coffee, black cherry, and a complex finish. This one finishes even more complex than it starts, and the ingredients meld together amazingly well. So delicious it is a challenge not to drink it down in 3 or 4 gulps.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 20th, 2012.
Appearance:Pours a dark maroon opaque.
Aroma: Aroma is fruity, earthy.
Taste: Light bitterness, honey, fruit.
Summary: Interesting take on the style with so many ingredients from all over the world.