fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nearly clear brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel and toffee, with a little sweet citrus and herbal hops thrown in, surprisingly weak aroma. Flavor is roast, chocolate, molasses, licorice, some dark fruits, earthy leaves, nutty notes and citrus. Medium body with a creamy to syrupy feel, light, but blanketing and pretty sharp carbonation and dry finish, with a lingering prickly carbonation and a sort of tree bark-like astringency. Good stuff overall, but the aroma being so weak brings it down a peg. A bit weird, though. I think if somebody were trying to make a fruitier Dubbel using American-style ingredients they might come up with something like this.
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly mundane offering from Lakefront, I was expecting more. Pours a dark amber color, but not a whole lot going on in the aroma department. On the palate there is some spice and a little hop resin.
TheHopster (839) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Minimally filtered light brown appearance with thick head and lacing. Flavor of alcohol mixed with malt. This one falls short from this brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
akoeninger (491) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Willy St Coop. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Very floral of apricot and citrus. Some candied sugared aroma as well. Taste is floral and juicy with a strong caramel, malt backbone. Slightly bitter on the finish with some alcohol. Slightly warming. This is a very enjoyable beer, I wish this came in more than sets of four.
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csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - tan colored fair size head, murky dark brown color, sweet dark fruit and malty aroma and flavor, good fruity hop balance though, almost reminds me of a Belgian dubbel style ale - very good overall
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SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: I was a little hesitant about this beer until I saw the ABV, and only then did I think this might actually taste good. Created a thick pillow of fluffy foamed head while the color was a glowing brown hue. This must be an old bottle because there is so much sediment floating the liquid was completely opaque. There was some scent of dead yeast in the aroma which I have started to really dislike, but there is a background of maple syrup, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and reminds me a lot of the French toast I make. The flavor is thick with molasses syrup and has a sticky residue in the palate. The malts are extremely sweet while the hops are in perfect balance and allow the malt to dominate the profile of this American strong.
spatenfan (31) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap: Very good beer. Be careful, the alcohol will definitely sneak up on you,
peteinSD (1407) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky dark rust colored pour with a forth of tan foam. Aroma is heavy sweet malt with buttery caramel, pine, and slight hop bitterness. Taste is heavy sweet malt with raisin and light char over pine and bitterness. Mouthfeel is even and surprisingly not too heavy. Decent malt heavy strong ale with complimentary hops.
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt, light creamy chocolate, and very light hoppy aroma. Clear mahogany with a large tan head. Roasty creamy caramel malt, light astringent citrusy/grassy hops flavor. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation. Quite nice.
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of fruit, spicy hops, fruit cake, toasted caramel malt and pine/resin. Medium body.