kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 12, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, good dose of chocolate, fruity esters, touch of phenolic spicyness
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, complex malt, touch of caramel and chocolate, just a touch of spicyness, light bitterness, needs sweetness to bring out the fruity esters
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Pinball (10872) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy amber, smooth beige head.
hoppy, "red" ,caramelly, nutty aroma.
flavor is caramelly, flowery hoppy, "red" flavor.
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Small beige head. Aroma of fruits, spice, light caramel. Flavour of fruits, caramel, light liqourice. Meidum bodied. Carmamelly, syrupy end.
Ratman197 (9982) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, fruittiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar, dates, figs and light spice with a smooth toffee finish.
adnielsen (9286) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted on tap at FreshCraft in Denver, Colorado. Amber appearance with a light head. Candy sugar in the head that’s just like an Abbey Dubbel should smell like. Sweet candy sugar with dark slightly burnt malts that makes it taste like brown sugar. Somewhat noticeable alcohol. Flavor is a bit more flat than most abbey funnels that I enjoy.
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled this while I was helping in the Atlas Bistro kitchen. Aka, being Josh and Keenans kitchen bitch. Brown pour. Dried fruits, malt, candi sugar aroma. Flavor is almost good. But it’s a watery version of the aroma. Bummer.
Sammy (8762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish hue with a small off-white head. A good yeasty aroma. Its the style, but nothing to write home about: bitter-sweet,a tad of toast. not too complex. Middling mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (8627) - , 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.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, opened 10/5/10. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, raisins and faint caramel. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, raisins, spice and a faintly hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Decent beer.
Dogbrick (8310) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. Pours a reddish-orange color with a medium off-white head that that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bananas and spices. Medium body with a sweet fruity character that has malt and yeast notes. The finish is caramel malt and bananas. Decent overall.