dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Deep copper pour. Taste is coffee, chocolate, nuttiness and and earthy hop bitterness. Chocolate and earthy hops in the aroma. Just ok.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted toasted malts on top of phenolic yeast notes - spicy, sweet banana, dry somewhat. Pours amber, nice clarity and head retention. The flavor is rather roasty for the style, toasty, caramel, and some yeasty fruit and spice. Dry finish.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong roasted notes with hints of leather. Clear garnet bordering on faint brown. Foamy, white head. Chocolate and roasted flavors emerge with a hint of wood. Thin and drinkable, but with an almost tannic, acidic bite on the finish. Would not guess it was a dubbel. Smokey and ashy notes drown out the belgian yeast flavors.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at uber. Pours a clear dark amber with a loose tan head. Big phenolic nose, lots of darkened toast and bandaids. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and bandaids on the mid palate. Long toasty mildly sweet finish.