TAR (2677) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark rust. Persistent custardlike froth dots the glass with some lace. Exquisite aromas of black tea, anise, toasted bread, red currants, anise, date sugar, ripe plum, banana bread, rock candy, spice cake, flowery hops, etc. Secondary notes of gum, concord grape and puttylike yeast. Somewhat spicily phenolic, as well. Expansive, softly prickly carbonation. Airy and fiercely spicy with immediate clove warmth and alcohol. Immensely luscious, multilayered malt soon takes foothold as it offers up a deep spice cookie and plummy brightness along with fresh baked banana bread and an earthy breadcrust contrast. Considerable residuals from the candy sugar, though there is plenty of underlying gummy, yeasty luster and fruity esters to thwart any cola-like character from encroaching. Otherwise the sugar purely dazzles with malt-enhancing sweetness. High attenuation and exceptionally clean malt makes for endless quaffability. Telltale lilac-drenched Styrians add to the appetizing nature as they assertively deliver a lip-smacking wallop. Dried fruit twang imparts the faintest bit of flabbiness, but stops shy of overexertion thanks to the ongoing firm maltiness. Closes dryly malty, firmly cookielike and phenolic with an equilibrium of caramelized raisin and sassy clove accompanied by a tardy flourish of bright floral hop burps. Aside from the minor flabbiness, this is a quality dubbel all-around.
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample during the 11th Annual Day Before Labor Day Party on 09/04/2016. The beer pours a ruby-brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Yeast, fruit and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, earthy yeast and fruit. The finish is fruity with a Belgian yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
lmojoh (348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske 0.75L 8.3% I gave fra naboen. Farge delvis klar rødlig med brune nyanser og beige skum. Lukt malt, belgisk gjær, fruktig. Smak malt, karamell, belgisk gjær, litt søt, fint balansert, føles ikke som 8.3%. Godt øl
flatearthman (30) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored with dark copper colored hue and a foamy head that clings to the glass (small eruption out of bottle when opened). Has a subtle earthy nose. Medium carbonation for mouthfeel. Front pallet taste is of caramel with an appricot flavor that finishes very quickly to a dry somewhat bitter / earthy taste.
MelvinKalksma (946) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, overripe fruit and nuts.
Turbid/opaque orange/brown beer with a slight beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast and overripe fruit; ends slightly dry with nuts.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. A really unique Belgian Strong Ale, thanks to the overripe fruit and nuts.
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Cloudy amber with a small off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Medium to full body with a nice balanced finish.
MarcoDL (4151) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma of ripe fruit, caramel and some spices. Taste of sweet ripe fruit, caramelised malt, raisin, yeast and sweet spices. Nice belgian beer.
ippopotamo36 (1652) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Luppolo Station in Rom-Italy. Cloudy amber, medium ivory foam with drafts. Nose: unpleasant flavor of sewer. Mouth: sadly not tasty, I am disappointed a bit. Maybe I need to taste it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone I asked another glass! Same appearance. Nose: little caramel, a bit funky, yeast. Elegant. Mouth: caramel is elegant and mild, cleans and dry finish.
nilsas (3432) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Frukter, karamell og krydder.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter, karamell og krydder.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untapped Stokka.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@8,3%, Når@04.06.2016
Hopverdju (671) - BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donker amberkleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: wat metaal, karamel. Smaak: zoetig - bitterig, peren, karamel. Medium volmondig. Afdronk: bitterig en nog wat karamel.
Rask0lnikov (751) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark yellow colour. Slight layer of froth around the glass. Berries, dark fruits, caramel, hints of flowers and grass in the aroma. Caramel, dark fruits, hints of plums. Notes of port. Slight sourness and berriness in the end. Quite interesting, drinkable, descent brew.