olr1984 (703) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours dark amber with large tan head. Coffee and chocolate cherry aroma. Cherry and chocolate taste up front with a bit of honey and coffee following. A real mash up of flavor’s.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #4604)
OmegaX (1131) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had tons of flavors going on. Aromas of cherry, honey, sweet fruits, raisin, chocolate, and light roast. Poured pretty dark with an off-white head. Flavor was intense, with a good dose of honey, sweet fruits, candied fruits, chocolate, cherries, prunes, figs, nuts, and roast. Crazy complex but almost overpowering in my opinion. Very good though.
Chipalsa (1263) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Dark brown, frothy head
Aroma - Tootsie rolls, raspberries, rose petals, honey
Taste - Cocoa, cherries, honey, brown sugar, bread
What a complex beer this was, thanks for sharing, OmegaX! This was a rich beer that changed dramatically as it warmed up. Very good stuff here!
DCLawyer (1153) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml->SA. Dark amber brown with frothy offwhite head. Aroma: chocolate, dark fruit, malt and caramel. Taste: sweet, dark fruit fruit, spices, with earth notes. Good, complex.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. Not much retention. Aroma is nutty and sweet malt. Some cocoa comes through nicely. Taste is mildly sweet. Decent mouthfeel.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from who knows where? Nice dark fruit notes, roobios, and honey. All of Sam's beers are supremely unique. Nice beer to complete some major offerings near the end of the night. Nice beer.
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superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled code 2012B. Pours crystal clear extremely dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big chocolate, raisin, prune, toast, coffee, roasted malt, pepper, clove, honey, caramel, toffee, floral, dark bread, herbal, and earthy yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt, spices, and yeast esters. Taste of chocolate, raisin, fig, caramel, toast, toffee, roasted malt, honey, coffee, clove, dark bread, candi sugar, floral, herbal, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, roasted malt, coffee, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; all herbs and spices compliment the Dubbel style nicely; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent spiced Dubbel style! Great flavor complexity and balance with the complimenting spices; and extremely smooth to sip on. This was a highly enjoyable offering.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red pour, white head. Aroma, of toast, cherries, light tea notes. Taste is fruity, good caramel flavors, pepper, really special taste and aroma. Palate is well carbed, medium body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a touch of cherries, chocolate and coriander. Starts with pretty good fullness and well-dissolved carbonation with some lightly sweet doughy dark malts with a touch of earthy dark fruits and dark chocolate before a drier roasty bittersweet finish. A pretty unique brew and managed to meld some interesting flavors.