DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, 2008 from Buffalohead. Clear amber with a healthy light tan head. Caramel and dark fruit, hints of vanilla and a bit of earthiness. Alcohol is quite evident. Smooth and creamy, rich medium/full palate and light carbonation. Lots of malty sweetness, peppery bite comes through at the finish, which ends up softly dry. Enjoyable, smooth, nice balance.
PGHbeer77 (565) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/20/13 trade from Jamil. Yeasty, banana, fruity, malty scent and flavor with less of an alcohol presence than I expected. Beauty of a dark brown pour with a medium, cloudy feel. Overall, quite impressive.
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harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: pours toasted honey with little/no head production, some wisps of white here and there. No lace. Hazy. Like Ramen Beef broth.
S: Brown sugar, plums, figs and toffee. I like the way this smells. Some notes of tea and honey.
T: Taste follows suite and adds a bit of cola and subtle, nice belgian yeast additions. Too often am I turned away from Belgian style beers because they are overly yeasty in character. This was tasteful.
M: Medium bodied bordering on thin with moderate carb. The finish is semi dry.
O: Well done, pretty decent brew with some age on it. Was it worth waiting 18 months? Meh, not really.
Serving type: bottle
maltdog (610) - Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2010 vintage. Pours deep orange with large bubbles and a short parchment head. Aromas of toffee and stale marshmallow, banana, star anise… and undeniably oxidized. The flavor is caramel, Sprite, solvent, potpourri, wax; a somewhat cloying sweetness pervades throughout. Noticeable alcohol sting. Full palate and a slightly astringent finish. Even if it weren’t way past prime, still too perfumey-tasting and too thick and sweet (dubbel is not doppelbock!)
DalzAle (1847) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium brown pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of malty brown sugar and stone fruits. Flavor is also good and malty plums, brown sugar sweetness and slightly warming on the aftertaste. Pretty solid at $12/4-pack.
Haslinger (816) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
765 mL bottle.it seems big, very elegant looking label. Wonderful aroma of fruit and honey. Chewy malt almost like eating a piece of fruit cake, very solid mouthfeel. Really good beer
Ron (2202) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with a thin white head. The aroma is yeasty malt and a little caramel. The flavor is medium bitter, malty, yeast and some weak liqourice bitterness in the palate. Not one of my Fav styles.
beerbaaron (701) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, deep ruby reddish medium amber. Small partially lasting beige head. Aroma is very yeasty, overripe fruity, caramel . Flavor has alcohol, fruity, yeasty, Carmel, fairly spiced. Medium body, a little syrupy. Good beer, but kinda standard, not too exciting.
MarinEvelyn (330) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lots of malt, a little bitter, some caramel, roastness. excellent, smooth, roasty, toasty, and sweet.sorry i’m watching my loves the packers play so I can’t focus fully.
fishonmyplane (280) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich, with flavors of dates, figs, raisins, cherries. It is true to the style, and possibly even stronger and more complex than many Belgian Dubbels. I could have done with a little less of the brown sugar/molasses flavor, but overall a very good offering.
RespertFTW (356) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark orange amber color. Small white head. Fruity aroma. Nice amount of carbonation with a malt fruit flavor. Oily consistency. Pretty solid.