DrnkMcDermott (2795) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at W. Dundee. Somewhat deeper brown than other dubbels. A slight banana smell in the glass, which was nearly last in my sampler tray, so by now itís showing just a thin rim of foam. Taste is spices, mostly coriander, with a few more banana esters, then dark sugar ands a flourish of brandy. Once Iím attuned to the beer, I can get an idea of the lighter malts and maybe some wheat, too.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at in West Dundee brew house dark reddish brown brew with frothy head aromas of friuts and malts taste of friuts, bananas light plums and sugar very nice american attemp to recreate a belguim beer
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tiny head. some dark fruit in the nose, some alcohol sweetness. very dark brown in color. i didnt feel a snifter was appropriate for the style, but it was almost appropriate for this beer which definately had some cognac and liqueur characteristics. not as hearty as the ’real’ dubbels that i enjoy, too much emphasis on heavy unbalanced malt darkness but without the raisins and plums id enjoy. still a very complex beer.
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught 8/25/08. Nice dark purple/red hued brown with a nice creamy head. Strong sweet clove and sugary aromas. Spicy flavors very present and linger while body is sweet with a dark fruity character. Not bad.
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a flaired tulip shaped glass. Aroma really wafted out of the glass into your nose. When served to the table, the beer had a great head and had a very deep brown with a reddish tinge to it when looking through. Aroma is very strong of bananaís and a little bit of clove. Flavor is very heavy in banana esters at first and then moves into a very sweet middle and finishing with a slight alcohol flavor. Overall a pretty good offering and something I look forward to having again soon. Banana esters are not as overpowering as they were in the tripel.. Definitely recommend trying.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a snifter at the brewery in West Dundee. Very dark ruby with a thin brown head that is long lasting. Nose is somewhat thin but malty and some yeast. The taste is mostly yeast and malts and is solid. Bannanas, dark bread and caramel here and there. Thick and complex. Overall pretty good.