Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BCTC 2010. Pours rich amber with a moderat, brownish head. Nose holds sweet malts, fruits, faint spice and caramel. Similar attributes in the flavor, along with some roasted malt character. Medium to full in body with average carbonation and mild warmth. Finishes sweet with notes of raisin, plum, caramel, toast and very light hints of hops. Good, not great.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of in laws for birthday. Really pretty brown pour with tan nice sized head. Taste is sweet malt with soem bitterness from hops. i get dark fruit and light citrus. maybe some nuttiness. pretty enjoyable on my end.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beer of summer @ OTH.
burgundy, tan head.
aroma and flavor, strong dark fruits; fig, date, plums, candi sugar, caramel, light chocolate malts, grainy, overall finish is roasty and chocolate malts. The finish is boozy and warming, this one has to be more than a dubbel.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not bad when cold, but a lot of butterscotch, scorched earth, and old bread notes come through as it warms. not my cup of tea.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has its abv listed at 9%. There is no freshness date.
Appearance: It has a deep garnet color body with good clarity and some nice viable carbonation flowing up to the surface. On top is an average size light tan head. It hangs on well as I drink it slowly fades to a thin covering that lasts to the end. On the glass the head leaves behind some spotty lacing.
Smell: The aroma has a sweet candy like nose that reminds me of cherry flavored Jolly rancher candy.
Taste/Palate: Its flavor has a big malty sweetness with the same cherry candy notes as in the aroma. There is also a slight cherry chough syrup like alcoholic touch in there. Hop bitterness and flavor are mild and really only show up in the finish where they try in vain to balance the malt sweetness. On the palate it has a slightly thin feel for the sweetness and nice average carbonation.
Notes: Overall I feel this one was a bit on the sweet side with a simple raw character.
osu97gp (612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a large tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and citrus. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel and roasted malts. Decent beer.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Very spicy and warm banana aroma. Some cloves, toasted sesame seeds, and a run of fig paste and cinnamon. Vibrant nose. Pours a dark ruby-tinted mahogany. There’s a lot of good flavor here, with a deep caramel profile, browned sugar, toffee and all that good stuff with a punch of mulling spice sweetness. The biggest drawback to this beer is the immense heat. It seems disproportionate, even for the style and the state alcohol level. Otherwise, a great combination of richly flavored malts and expressive, exciting Belgian yeast profile. I don’t know why people are so opposed to this example, aside from the high heat.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From 7%+ Mix 12 pack - It’s extremely rare that I cannot finish a beer. Could not put this one down. Just I could tell they were trying for an abbey style, the attempt was there, just not successful.
redtechnj (175) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice mahagony color with a light tan head with little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, dark fruits, fig and brown sugar. Flavors of dark rich caramel malt, fruit and brown sugar this beer without being too sweet. An above averge Abby Dubbel but not the best I’ve had.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle as part of the Mutiny Series sampled at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/8/10. Pours clear copper/brown with a medium beige head. Banana aroma that isn’t too bad with sweet malt and candi sugar. A bit of roast, caramel and booze in there too. Sweet flavor with Belgian yeast and bread with a boozy and somewhat bitter finish.