CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sampled at Noog Four-0 5/31/08: Pours a transparent copper amber with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and biscuity Belgian malt with a nice yeasty character and light fruity esters. Body starts with good caramely malty flavor and body along with a doughy yeasty character and some fruity complexity with a touch of brown sugar toward the finish. A nice Belgian abbey ale.
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jack of the Wood. Dark ruby pour with ring of tan head. Sweet dark fruit aroma. Well hidden abv. Plums and sweet dark malts in the flavor. Damn good brew.
Drake (8561) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft as part of a sampler. I asked my server if this was a dubbel before tasting it, and she said "yes, itís high in alcohol." Sigh. Pours a gold tinted brown. Thin head. Fair retention and good lacing. Aroma is toffee and nuts. Taste is toffee, nuts and earthy hops. Medium bodied.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at bar. small fizzy tan head that mostly dissapated into brown body with decent lacing present. aromas of heavy spices (cloves) and yeast. flavor is strong sweet. soft to flat carbonation, medium mouthfeel, and moderat finish duration. not bad but a bit too sweet for me.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noogfest í08. The body was dark brown to ruby. The aroma was sweet pancakes with some caramel and almonds. The taste was caramel with some wood notes. There was also bread crust.
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This Belgian Strong Ale pours a deep amber brown color from the growler. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, fruit and sweet. A medium bodied BSA. The malts are fruity and sweet, dark fruit plums and apples. Some other fruity esters as well. Nice beer. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one has a slight bit of apple and plum. Touch of caramel sweetness. Sampled from a growler at Noogfest.
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, rich, mahogany-hued body with a small, ivory-colored head.
Smell: Predominately fruity aroma smelling almost entirely and rather strongly of ripe plums with a minor backdrop of good wholesome alcohol.
Taste: Again, itís rather fruity, still with the plums and with a sugary sweetness. Light chocolate malt hint. Some warming booze. Finishes fruity with a sourish yeastiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Itís good! Different, yes, but good.
Suttree (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown, no head. Aroma is pretty sweet - caramel and fruity, with notes of apple and pear. The flavor was a bit more dry and crisp, but still plenty of fruit and spice. Tasty stuff. Sampled from a growler at Noogfest 4.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is caramel, green apple, toast, fruity, and some clove. Flavor is malty, caramel, apple, sugar, and a bitter spicy hops.