Dorwart (2449) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sized creamy and dense malted milkball colored head of fine bubbles. Rich malty aroma with some milk chocolate, fruit and some yeast notes. Color is a deep crimson brown. Flavor is loaded with plums and raisins, dark roasted grains, sweet malts and some spices. Pretty dubbel-ish like in flavor and body. Finishes dry and a bit pasty with a lingering maltiness and a hint of tartness from the fruit. A decent offering from HeBrew!
patricks110 (2113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice fruity doppel/dubbel with figs, dates and a general sweet dried fruity flavour. Toasted toffee malts with big brown sugary sweetness. Not as fruity as the aroma with a mild fruit flavour. Warmth of the finish with a typical Belgian dubbel flavour throughout.
closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with ruby notes thin offwhite head; aroma of malt slightly sugary; Flava is def sweet with alcohol notes; feels thick and slick; finishes dry malty and sticky sweet
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Ruby. Aroma of dates, molasses, and other malty joy. Taste is similar, with earthy notes. Chewy.
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber ----> Snifter. Nose is big time dates, light molasses, fruity dates, belgian yeast, candy. Pour is dark brown, almost black. Flavor is lightly fruity, molasses, spicy yeast, semi-sweet. Not too bad.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by OmegaX. The pour was a very clean and deep brownish-purple with excellent head retention. The smell was all dates, figs and toffee. It tasted great with a full-on lager smoothness with light hops and sweet malts. The finish was subtle fig and yeast for a nice balance. Pretty good stuff overall.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours with a clear deep ruby red body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma is full and pulsing with dates, brown sugar, figs and a bit of caramel malts. Another pull brings up more figs and lagery yeasty and lightly fruity esteriness. The taste is similar as it is full of robust levels of dates flowing into some figs and prunes and browns sugar and caramel malts. There’s hops in this? I guess. There are lots of pleasing flavors mingling around together creating plenty of interest as well as balance. Cool beans.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel, molasses, toffee, bubble gum, banana, and clove aroma and taste with a big burnt grain and clove finish, but there are some unfortunate phenolic notes that lingering in the after finish. Thick sticky palate. Nice complexity.
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with almost no head. Aromas of caramel, grass, roasted malt, and spice. Flavors of caramel, resin, bitter licorice, and malts. Dry and spicy, but a little too bitter.
brewballs (214) - USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This brew is not 2 bad. It has a fight taste and it washes down fine. While it does not excite it does not offend either. It’s a good brew for a crisp summer day of conversation. As long as you are not discussing Crime and Punishment.