Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, toffee. Taste has vanilla, toffee. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours murky brown with a medium, frothy beige, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brandy, oak, vinous notes, caramel, brown sugar, dates, and Belgian yeast spices. Flavor is malt dominant with brandy, oak, and dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, Belgian yeast spices and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Aromas of toffee, wood, yeast, and some dark fruits. Tastes of wood, caramel, and dark fruits.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, spice, umami, mild brandy. The taste is bready malts, spice, raisin, date, brandy, vanilla and a bit of booze. Medium bodied. Very nice.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/2/13. 22oz bottle from Five Points. Brown pour, plenty of reds under the light, with a small khaki head, minimal lacing. Surprisingly light aroma, some sweetness, very mild barrel, plenty of brown sugar, candy sugar, and caramel. Lightly sweet flavor, caramel, subtle barrel, a hint of burnt caramel. Meh.
DrSilverworm (4747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Mostly clear red - orange color. Slightly brown. Thin, off-white head. Couple dots of lace on the side of the glass. Kind of spicy taste, moderate sweet. Minimal bitter, just the slightest bite in the finish... 9% ABV is otherwise reasonably well hidden. Bigger body. Kind of smooth, lighter carbonation. Slightly dry finish, and a somewhat spicy, slightly slick finish. Good caramel, butterscotch, light spice, vanilla, hint of candy sugar. Burnt caramel type sugars, kind of tiramisu-like... Pretty solid, complex, tasty barrel-aged belgian... Not sure what genre it fits under, dark trippel? Heavy dubbel ? Whatever it is, it’s pretty nice, and a great value for the money.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a trade with vlan1 and opened at an ESBLS. This was black but somehow clear. The brandy came through very nicely and it brought all kinds of fruit. Some wood with vanilla. Brown sugar and big malts. I like this.
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, brown sugar, grapes, and brandy. It pours a somewhat transparent orangish-brown with a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with toffee, candi sugar, and light caramel. It finishes with raisin, grape, chocolate, light brandy, and faint alcohol. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
b3shine (4218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a semi-transparent dark copper with off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid too; yeast and dark fruit.Tastes like it smells with a bit of clove too. Nice on the palate. A solid dubbel.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2013. 22oz bottle. Pours deep medium brown color. Aroma of brandy, cherry, oak, vanilla, esters of banana. Tastes of dark sugars, vanilla oak, toasted malts. Lingering caramels. ABV well hidden. (3840)