KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle shared with Zinister. Thanks! Pours a solid tea-brown with a beige head. Deceptively active body. Yeasty raisin and plumb dominate the nose. Raisiny coffee dominates the flavors upon first sample; as it is allowed to warm, the beer exposes dark fruits (cherry, blackberry, and currant). Mouthfeel is a bit thin but the flavor is nonetheless spread nicely. A light Belgian style, for sure, but very nice.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with KAggie97. Pours a murky, dirty brown. Thin tan head. Visable carbonation. Nice lacing. Nose of dark fruits and sugar...along with belgian yeast. Flavor is brown sugared coffee with good malt balance. A bit ashy on the finish to me. Good beer.
TURDFERGUSON (4039) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I bought in Bethlehem, PA on the way back from BCTC ’07. Also bought a 2003 WWS. Nice little store, but a little overpriced. 10.99 for a 22 of wipeout ipa. anyway, this was a tasty dubbel. Its been a while since I have had a good one and I have kind of been avoiding the style recently, well not avoiding it but not explicitly going after it. Lost and Found pours a dark chestnut with a small off white head. Good lacing . Nose is raisins, prunes, plums. figs, brown sugar, and candied fruits. Flavor is nice and malty, with some more brown sugar, a little coffee, and cocoa too. Nice brew, enjoyed with tasty shrimp and grits prepared by the world’s best chef, Wanda Moore Hunter.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice brown color. It took several tries but finally got a raisin taste out of it. Very well done.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours red brown with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is full of dark fruits, raisins, figs, candied fruits, and brown sugar. The beer hides the alcohol content pretty easily. A very nice beer to have as a night cap.
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 22, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml. brown, Belgian style bottle. Corked & caged. No freshness date. Maybe not the freshest sample because it has very little carbonation to it, and it tastes kind of weird. Aromas are of cardboard, some dried fruits, funky Brett, burnt cookies. Flavors are metallic mostly. Has a nasty aftertaste.
alexanderj (3511) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Poured a nice reddish brown; Small off white/tan head. Aroma was good; with hints of dark fruit, brown sugar, bubblegum, yeast. Flavor had very strong chocolate component; also hints of caramel, dark fruits, and candy sugar. I enjoyed this, and it got better throughout the tasting.
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown hue, with a thick tan-colored head, yeasty, fruity nose of candied dried fruits of figs, raisins, with a spicy nutmeg, brown sugar note, a cookie dough, with a chocolatey, toasted, caramelized malts, with a faint mochaish hint in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, chocolatey character, with some raisiny, figgy and plummy, winey fruitiness, with a grainy toasted malt, some mild toffeeish and caramel accents, with a sip of black coffee, within a brandy liquor mouthfeel, leading towards a warmth alcoholic, malty, dry hop finish.
JK (5624) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good beer that I probably don’t appreciate enough because Pannepot Reserva preceded it. There is sweet malt in the aroma. Opaque brown appearance. Flavor has some fruit, including prunes and apple, as well as sweet malt. A thick beer, and very good in or out of its style.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with a big foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits and candi sugar is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with candi sugar and some notes of dry figs and raisins are also noticeable. Body is quite full with some good carbonation and no alcohol was discernable. I thought this was well done overall but lacked some complexities to take it to a greater level.