Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle dated 2011, "enjoy by" date was about three years ago. Pours ruby red amber with a nice off white head that retains and leaves lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt, earth, dark bread, cocoa, leather, and slight mineral/metal. Taste is dry and somewhat sour, seems to be lacking something. Has a chocolate and vanilla thing going on with the biscuit and tartness which is quite unique but not something I want to revisit very often. Kind of watery with a light/medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, and dry finish. Has a light feel in the mouth for being 7% abv. Pretty mediocre for a Belgian Dubbel.
60minuteman (1004) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice ruby red pour with a tiny bit off a yellowish head. Rich malt, bread, chocolate, yeast, booze, dry fruit aroma. Mouthfeel is dry almost wine-like with a bit of heat. Spice. Taste is same as above minus the chocolate? Clean finish. Super smooth and forgiving. Not boozy. Very nice.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2011. Bottle. Redbrown color with a tan head. Caramel, spice, dried fruit aromas. Flavors of caramel, yeast, malt and dark fruit. Not bad at all.
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a mahogany color with white head. Malty, toast, slight yeast aromas. Biscuit, malty, and a little caramel in the flavor with a touch of sourness at the end. A little off for a belgian dubbel. Not my favorite.
beernovice39 (3234) - Montana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a tiny off white top. Scent is yeast, candy and spice. Taste candy with some roasted malts and yeast.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber with thin off-white crown. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with notes of caramel and bready malt. Taste of caramel, bready malt, yeast and dark fruit. A touch abrasive on the finish.
gripweed57 (911) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark reddish brown color. Small beige head. Mild fruity malt nose with a touch of yeasty, smoky character. Subtle dried fruit caramel malt flavor. Notes of vanilla and herbal hops. Finishes dry and uneventful.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tab head. Nose and taste of fruit cake, dried grain, caramel toffee and Belgisn yeast. Medium body.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of molasses, a little sweetness, spice, malt, and caramel.
taste is a little sour, malt, a little fruit, and a little caramel. ends on the dry side and somewhat sour.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle $4, affordable as always which is nice. Clear amber in color, looks like Fat Tire, what a blast from the past. Smells odd, malty, Belgian? Who knows? I don’t care but the taste was odd, malt biscuit, a tad bit of belgian yeast but I was hoping for something more here. What, hell if I know....
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-05-2010 04:53:41