ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Iron Hill Newark. Pours a slightly hazy mahogany color with a minimal light tan head and scattered lacing. The aroma has strong dark fruits, caramel malt, brown sugar, and a distinct spiciness. The flavor follows suit throughout with a nice smoothness. Endind with a light spiciness in the finish with lingering fruity sweetness. A delicious dubbel.
Slipstream (1776) - USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light fruity aroma. I could taste banana, apple, clove, esters, and a little bubble gum. I like a good dubbel, and this was a very nice one. On tap at the Wilmington brewpub.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a copper toned crimson body with a whtie head. Fruity and bread y body with some light doughy notes and apples tones. Decent.
dmac (3174) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maple Shade. Poured a muddy brown with an average sized off white head. Aroma was sweet and fruity with an underlying chocolate base. Medium to thinner bodied with strong carbonation. Flavor was similar to the aroma with lots of sugary chocolate and dark fruit. Once again another great beer from IH.
KornDogg (498) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at IH of Lancaster. Cloudy amber body with a candied plum aroma. Flavor is sweet and filled with hints of banana, cherries and spice. very smooth, sweet finish
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Phoenixville. Dark brown amber with faint white head. Aroma of cherries, and various dried fruit, raisins and some spice. Bitter at the front with a lot of sweetness in the middle with a smooth finish. Not as complex as others but enjoyable.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Phoenixville: Aroma of spices, yeast, cloves, slight bubblegum, and pepper. Poured copper/deep amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Tiny lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of spices, yeast, bubblegum, chocolate malts, cloves, light tobacco, and light caramel. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Spiced, sweet, finish.
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the West Chester location. Stale tire air to start, with some very light fruit. Appearance much like the ESB, generically "dark." Sweet taste, some dark chocolate and gritty grain (or grainy grit), smooth faint roast with some lovely wood. Very dry. Decent for style, a nice dry example. Taste is much better and stronger than the scent leads to believe, though ultimately a little bland for style. I wonder if the bottle conditioned 750 would develop a significantly better character.
Aurelius (3445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazy, medium cherry brown, light thin head. Slightly smoky dubbel aroma. Herbal, bitter, medium-light sweetness. Light candi sugar. Medium body, lively CO2. Tacky mouth, long bitter finish.
alobar (2301) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogony color. Aroma of banana and spice. Taste is banana and spice. Seemed to lack authenticity.