blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Light spicy yeasty aroma with some sweeter and toasty malty notes. The flavor is on the bland side, with some light banana-like fruity sweetness, spicy yeast, and toasted malts. Decent.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The whole purpose of buying the boat in the first place was to get the ladies nice and tipsy top side, so we can take them to a nice comfortable place below deck, and you know, they can’t refuse...because of the implication..
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/31/11. Boo. 22oz bomber. Dark brown pour, clear red pour with a small khaki head that cuts fast and laces a little. Fruity bubblegum aroma with apples, berries, and a bit of banana. Really sweet, fruity flavor that touches on berries, lemon peel, yeast, and roasted caramel. Meh.
Plovmand (7755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bit hazy amber pour with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet mlayt, caramel, yeast, spices and some ripe fruit. The flavour is sweet malt, fruit, caramel and light acidic. Light bitter finish.
after4ever (7486) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours a nearly clear rubied dark amber. Set to the side, it looks muddy brown. Up to the light, it looks like a glittering pendant from an Indiana Jones movie. Loose tan head falls quickly to a loose smear of film. Big bready nose, smells like brown bread that somebody knocked some sugar into without realizing it and baked it anyway. Creamy medium body. Very little carb, especially for a dubbel. Brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and a little bit of a ginger snap effect on the mid palate. Mildly sugar and spicy finish. Clean and well made but nowhere near the power and complexity of a world classic, especially given the depth and intensity of the tools (e.g., yeast flavors) available to the brewer with these. But that’s the trick. Those yeasts aren’t always actually available. So you get this nice bready flowery business too often.
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel. March 9. Pours a dark amber with an average size diminishing off-white head. Quite a mild aroma of caramel malt, fruit and yeast
Flavour of caramel malt, fruit, yeast and some sugary sweetness. Average to medium bodied. Just O.K., pretty mild for a Dubbel.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with a touch of tart dark fruits and yeasty esters. Starts with good fullness and toasted malty sweetness with a touch of tart fruits before a slightly drier biscuity finish. Could be a little smoother and hide its alcohol better, but still pretty true to style.
PorterPounder (7116) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark copper with a sticky, bubbly, off-white head that sticks around a while. Aroma is somewhat neutral, pick up some light raisin-like notes - but not very prominent. Flavor is mellow but nice. Pick up some Christmas-like spices, light toffee, some nectarine-like fruitiness and just a hint of chocolate. Not chock full of flavor but session worthy. Mouthfeel is warming and thick.
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from the state wine store
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly to a small ring, leaving some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, dark fruits, and caramel
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel and spices
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red/orange pour with a thin off-white head. Dank and musty malt aroma with some banana. Cloying sweet flavor with caramel, cherry and banana character. Not my thing.