brigg (561) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) A reddish-brown body with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Heavily sweet aroma, fairly noticeable alcohol, dark fruit (raisin, cherry), chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture. Sweet dark malty flavor, cherry, nutty, prunes; light grape and chocolate notes. Overall malty and fruity.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pinnochios. Pours nearly black with a finger of white head. Aroma is very sweet and had a ton of honey in the nose. Taste is very sweet and does have red tea present. Palate is very smooth and the finish is alcohol free. Nice.
zach8270 (3959) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Deep ruby red pour with a thin tan head. Amazingly complex aroma. Fruit, nuts, hops, chocolate, caramel, toffee... and so many more that I couldn’t pin down at the start. Fruity at the start of the flavor with a lot of dry malts and then even more fruit sweetness and a light touch of yeast spice at the end. I kind of liked it in an odd sort of way.
BVery (8656) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. Amber pour with a white creamy head. Nut, chocolate, dark fruit, yeast, and some sweetness here. Quite good.
ACHops (1028) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Urban Family. Pours deep black with no head really. Aroma is yeasty chocolate malt. Tart Belgian yeast flavor, thin dark chocolate and green tea-like finish. Way more interesting than your average dubbel, but not worth the crazy Dogfish premium.
kayres (661) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin tan head. Med body. Fruity aroma. Sweet plummy. But nutty. Sweet yeasty finish. Creative
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baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish in color.... Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and black licorice.... Interesting beer, was hoping for more, but still pretty good.
GMCC2181 (1561) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL.. Pours a murkey dark red/black color. Not what I was expecting. Decent little head, nothing to brag about. Nice aroma. Reminds me of chicory stout. I dont know WTF myrica, amaranth and some other ingrediants taste like but its a pretty smooth abbey dubbel. Kind of coffee, roasted malts taste. Big malt backbone.... I cant pick up any hops but its well balanced. Taste like a stout, but has a body of a dubbel. Very easy to drink for an 8 percenter....
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/31/12. 750mL bottle. Good ratings. This better be good, DFH, because I’m tired of your shit when it comes to these special release beers. Brown/amber/red pour with a nice creamy khaki head that sticks and laces decently. A nice combination of aromas that includes chocolate, grainy malts, fruity, yeast, and candy sugar. A better flavor that shows plenty of chocolate and nuttiness with undertones of grain and a bit of a green astringent aspect. There’s also a touch of light fruitiness, Belgian yeast, candy sugar, and a hint of coffee. Not bad, DFH.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, chocolate. Nice flavor, sweet, and very nicely done.