Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from realale420. Dark brown with tan colored head. Plums, rasins, figs, and caramel aroma. The taste was the same and very smooth. Soft, dare I say delicate mouthful. I would have rated this beer higher but as it warmed it took on an almost pepper like flavor. Thanks, Brian
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A murky dark ruby brown color with a foamy light brown head. A raisin, sweet caramel, dark fruit, pepper and spiced aroma. A well spiced flavor with candy, figs, dark fruits, raisins, pepper, and banana in the flavor. This bottle is much better than the tap version I had two times at the Toronado.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Roasted molasses, plum sugar aroma. Sweet and mellow. Pour is a deep brown with a small khaki head. Flavor is rich and velvety, lots of candi sugar and sweet beet juice. Correct for the style though lacking im complexity. Not the most exciting version of a dubbel in the world, but certainly fits the bill.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown, lots of carbonation, nice head and great lacing. Spicy aroma, sweet notes and some dark fruits as well. A lot of sweetness in the flavor, but there are some smoky tastes in there as well. Silky mouthfeel. Great beer.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle shared with irishboy)light brown body with a red tint.thick light brown head that left nice lacing.the aroma was a complex mix of raisons,apples,chocolate,caramel,spices and smoke.flavor was the sum of the aroma with some biskets and hard candy.palte was long lasting and the mouthfeel was nice and smooth.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mugs. 5 oz sample. Deep reddish brown in color with a nice medium head. Fruity spicey clove aroma. Yeasty, coriander notes. Smokey roasty dry flavor. Caramel, raisin and fig notes. Sweet tasting. Dry bitter finish. Very nice beer. Very drinkable. One of my favorites.
IrishBoy (3684) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Nose lightly spicy with dark fruit of plums and raisins, caramel, with a tiny bit of smokiness; Hazy dark brown witha big tan head that laces the glass; flavor is spicy with cloves, caramel, and raisins.
notalush (4449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from realale420 (thanks), and again at Mugs Belgian Blast - this beer was a bit drier from the bottle than on tap, but otherwise the same - red/brown pour, a little cloudy - dry, almost smokey aroma, with hints of clove and other spices - the roasted malt character is suprising for the style, but not unwelcome - a little bit sweet on tap, but the smokey quality keeps it from being too powerful - plums, figs, some dried herbs - I’m really liking this brewery’s output so far.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with a thin white head. Impressively fruity aroma of plums/prunes, toast, banana and melon. Some tapioca sweetness as well. Brown sugar and loads of toasted malt. Fruity flavour with cherry/berry, plums and banana. A hint of herbal hoppiness on the back that keep it from being cloying. Lovely sweet beer.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Body is a foggy brown, thin off white head forms. Aroma is heavy brown sugar, and caramel, banana, peach, alcohol, and powdered sugar show up. Taste has a good amount of brown sugar and yeast initially, along with a light hop background that shows with caramel.