GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells and tastes like caramel and bubblegum. Pours brown. Overall a very interesting American strong ale.
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Ariel at Beer Market Jaffa. Hazy deep red-amber color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruitiness, a bit of toast, nutty hints and light hoppy notes. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly, fruity, a bit biscuity, finishes with bitterness and mild citric hops. Medium to full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Decent, balanced and quite drinkable for 9.2%.
novice101 (186) - - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/red color with a small khaki colored head that leaves some lacing in the glass. Smells of caramel malts with something weird, maybe a bad combination of hops. Taste of sweet malt followed by booze and then the weird smell becomes a taste, kind of unpleasant. Alcohol is not hidden at all in this brew
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointed, Double Bag is a fav of mine, not so much with this. Not a smooth tasting beer, boozey, just didnít make it.
jkwood04 (3257) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber/ruby with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, some weird pale malts, some alcohol, and light hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. There is something a little weird with this, and the alcohol isnít masked well. Could be better.
solidfunk (2797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very astringent leave. Taste has some coffee. Pours dark brown with good head and lacing. Some dark chocolate. Soft carbonation with cloying texture. Bottle.
AirForceHops (2572) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT. Dark mahogany color, thin ring of head. Aroma of syrupy caramel, very slight booze with some fig juice. After sipping the glass for a good 10 minutes, it wasnít really working for me. Texture is very syrupy with the same flavors as the aroma. Alcohol shows up a bit too much. I guess if you like big malty beers, you may like this. Perhaps a few bottles to cellar to mellow out the ABV would make this much improved. I wouldnít recommend on draft. The Double Bag is a better drink.
Ocean82 (79) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured into snifter a muddy copper brown with zero head formation. Rich aromas of sweet malts, molasses, caramel, and alcohol...similar to barleywine. Flavors are different however with toasted malts, followed by bitter hops and finishes sour with a lasting off putting aftertaste. Not very complex on the notes. Little carbonation and a medium body. Aftertaste still unpleasant. Aromas are inviting, but this beer wasn't very enjoyable.
Lightrider (242) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a very dark brown with next to no head. Aroma is that a fruity wine with rich malt over tones. Taste is a very rich malt with wine like rolls. Finish is a nice warm wash of malt. A very good ale, one of the best.
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 330lml ($3): Pours a reddish brown with a small head that leaves no lacing. I havenít had double bag in quite a long time, so I canít compare the two. Aroma is dried fruit, malts, and some sugar... not really hops. Taste is lightly bitter, with plenty of astringency. Rather sweet and leaves a sticky taste in my mouth for quite a while. Not really my thing, but ok.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malts and alcohol, similar to a barley wine. The flavor is heavy malts, fruit, medium nuttiness and a sweetish finish.