jmm635 (806) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color with a beige colored head. Caramel malts, nutty, dank hops, overall sweet aroma. Good, but I think this might be an old bottle. Would like to try it fresh!
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish orange with miniscule off white head. Aroma is fruity with toffee and malt. Medium body. Flavor at first is sweet and dominated by caramel malt. Then an herbal hop presence with rather dry finish. Interesting but very drinkable. Just grabbed this a part of a mixed 6 pack at the supermarket, and have to say it’s surprisingly good.
DutchHillbilly (52) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has strong malt aroma. Thick tasting with nice aftertaste. No head. Nice dark amber color. Good malt taste. Comparable to a strong wheat beer. Really enjoyed it.
fitch (1) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chimay Grand Reserve is far-and-away my all-time favorite, but I savor it only on special occasions. Second all-time fave is/was Sam Adams’ seasonal Double Bock, but they haven’t made it available consistently like they used to before the company went public. So-o-o-o, LT DB has become my goto brew since then. It’s almost as tasty as the SA DB, it’s got similar high alcohol content, but it’s also cheaper, and widely available all year round.
rondphoto (1254) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium amber - great color - long lasting head cover, hanging streams of lace. Perfect balance of caramel malt, light bitters, and a touch of hay and biscuit. As easy to drink as this is, it makes sense the brewer warns against overindulging. I visited Maine in late June, bought back 100 bottles of beer that’s not available in Cincinnati, but only two bottles of the Double Bag - what a mistake!
nj_BierMaven (83) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On vacation in Vermont, picked up a few six packs of local brews with Double Bag among them. Pours a slightly cloudy amber, head dissipates quickly, no lacing on the glass. A fruity, malty and inviting aroma, tempting one to take a sip. Toasty, caramel, enough bitterness to balance it out resulting in a malty-yet-crisp brew. Tastes lighter than it really is.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample as part of a flight at Mew’s Tavern on 7/3/13. Clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, rum and raisins. Malty and caramelly flavor with some fruit before a semi-dry noble hop finish.
warhawk91 (145) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours medium amber, fast fading off-white head, not a whole lot of lacing. Smell is caramel dark fruit, a bit of bread, faint hops a bit of roastiness. Taste is semi sweet, caramel, earthy malt, nice bitterness from the malt, a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is syrupy yet bubbly. Texture reminds me a bit if a dunkel. Overall a decent beer, best part is the aroma, but I like how the bitterness and sweetness mesh in this beer. I've had this many times in the past and I always liked its drinkability.
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pcstuck (42) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a frothy head. Slightly fruity aroma with some malt. Nothing too complex. Smooth and medium bodied with little carbonation. Malty, slight fruit with a hoppy finish. Would be a good beer for a hot summer day
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark orange amber. Slight fizzy head that disappears. Juicy dark red fruits. Plums. Raisins. Vinous quality too. Sharp resin hop bite at the end to overcome the sweetness. Strong alcohol feel. Anbesol. Varnish. Turpentine. Bit much, but good.