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 (1144) - 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 (7502) - 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 Capone’s. 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 (1449) - 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.
Peacehammer (600) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with creamy off white head. Sweet grainy aroma, with defined notes of dark fruit. Almost a sugar plum flavor. This is a fantastic beer. Almost hints of a "coffee root" flavor, if that existed. The honey also beautifully shines through
keepersj12 (2563) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting brew. It pours dark brown with a very small white head. The aroma has fruit, candy sugar, a hint of smoke. The flavor has those aspects with a bit of bitterness to balance. Lively mouthfeel and a medium body keeps it refreshing. Very nice after taste that lingers. Good one.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this as much as about any Dubbel. Pours dark purple with minimal head, some chocolate and a lot of dark fruit in the nose and palate. Body is relatively full and sweet, with some spice on top of the fruit. Finish is dry, but not overly so, still and little sweet, and satisfying.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast, and nutty malt, figs, prunes and cherries with light earthy hops. Flavor is dark and bitter malt, chocolate, prunes, wood and earthy hops with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown color with an off-white soapy head. Has a complex aroma. Chocolate, honey, caramel, roast, candi sugar and perhaps some grape notes. Sweet creamy roasty chocolate taste with a subtle bitter layer and sugary honey notes through the finish. Wow. Not a traditional double but this experiment works. A really good brew.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mayor Foco. Brown appearance with a brown head. Candy sugar, caramel, somewhat fruity, honey aroma. Fairly spicy yeasty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruity, honey flavor. Rich flavor but good.