Iphonephan (5279) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Haymarket Pub and Brewery in Chicago. Pours a cloudy copper with an off white head. Banana nose. Flavors of grass and butterscotch. Smooth clean finish.
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery - hazy amber - decently done for the style - a lot of earthy, dusty basement yeast qualities add a fair amount of depth - some fruity easters and clove and pepper phenols - all kept in decent balance - malt character is a little lacking - some dark fruit, but overall a little flabby - decent otherwise.
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought big caramel, toffee, slight dark fruit, hints of earth, spice into a bit of slight banana in there, touch of nutty notes. Taste was a mix of sweet dark fruit, caramel, toffee, some spicy clove, touch of banana into a bit of nuts, finishing sweet.
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at brewery, i love doubles to i am biased towards them. This is a shock to say that I am displeased with this one, it is boozy and sweet. none of that balanced nutty flavors I like in a dubbel. BAD BAD BAD
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a chestnut brown color. Not much head on top. Sweet caramel, brown sugar and light booze in the nose. More caramel, unrefined sugar, caramel and dark fruit in the taste. Lighter alcohol notes and a somewhat grainy finish. Pretty good.
ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the brewpub, 5/28/14
Aroma: The nose is sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, spice, yeast, and some dark fruit
Appearance: It pours a hazed amber-brown color with a fizzy off-white head and average lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, rich malts, dark fruit, banana, spice, and brown sugar
Palate: The body is medium, it has some stickiness, and a has a smooth mouthfeel
I thought this was a very solid example of the style. It may be a bit too sweet, but that is on-style too. Pretty solid stuff, especially for fans of the sweeter Belgian styles.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Haymarket. Amber/brownish colored beer with an off-white head. Heavy raisin, plum, and banana fruitiness. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, some toffee, and baked apples. Flavor is very sweet and fruit forward. Tons of dark fruit. Brown sugar, banana, raisin, and cola. A hint of chocolate and lots of caramel. Too sweet for me.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Snifter, nice brown hue with fluffy head. Spicy aroma, malty, brown sugar. Thick body, taste profile is also spicy yeast, bready, good carbonation to balance the malty sweetness. Very enjoyable.
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a 4 oz sampler glass. The aroma is a combination of grape candy, caramel syrup, and figs. It pours a clear, but dark caramel body with a fluffy, whipped ring of head. It does leave behind some light, micro bubble lacing. The taste is highly sweet with a light bitterness. It’s a full body beer with a grainy texture, and creamy carbonation. If finishes with sweet caramel, figs, and grain. The figs and roasted grain linger a bit in the aftertaste (the grains longer than the figs).
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at haymarket. From notes. Belgian candi sugar and dried fruits. Another winner.