mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My contribution to the Proof NYE bottle share. Pours an amber brown with medium light tan head and medium tan collar. Aroma is leathery, some dark raisin and a faint fig, caramel and wet earth. Nice medium body and low carbonation. Taste is very fig forward. Good raisin as well. I really like the fig-leather combination. The aftertaste is a bit off, astringent.
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish garnet pour with a thin off white head and very light lacing .... Aroma of dark fruits and apple brandy .... Taste is slightly boozy with some oak, apple brandy, and dark figs .... Very light beer although a bit thicker in the mouthfeel ... Has a nice balance of Apple and dark fruit ... Meh average
knickskicks (764) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red pour. Nose is brandy, figs, raisins. Taste is raisins, sweet brandy, apropos of the name. Medium body.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, raisin and fig. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, fig and light raisin with a smooth dry lingering fruity caramel finish.
jbruner (2508) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper from the bottle with dissipating white head that leaves little to no lace. Aroma is dark fruits and booze, a hint of vanilla. Taste is moving toward the brandy barrel with a nice dark fruity sweetness. Very intense, but not bad.
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown/ruby with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of dark fruits, strong caramel and toffee malts with a lot of sweetness, some oak and vanilla, hints of alcohol, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a very nice blend of the dubbel, the fruits, and the barrels. Average to smoother texture. A very solid dubbel.
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy chestnut with a fairly thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity overtone - definitely raisin and fig - with subtle notes of brandy-soaked wood and vanilla. Flavor is - sublime, superb, lip-smacking. Fruity notes are strong but not overpowering, a little sweet, a little sour, letting through the brandy, malt and vanilla notes to strut their moment on the tongue. Texture is firm and smooth, leaving a fizzy and fruity finish. Pick a bomber while you can, as it won’t keep!
emacgee (4148) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber brown pour with a minimal tan head. Rich nose with lots of dark fruit and buttery notes. Some Bourbon/oak and woody notes comes through as well. Very rich in the flavor, Bourbony and buttery with some dark fruit and pie spice. Full bodied with a soft carbonation
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG meet and greet. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of sweet rasin, brandy, oak, fig, dark fruit and bready malt. Medium body.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at rbwg. Wow, like GT, was surpsied by how good this was for several reasons. I don’t much care for figs. Or raisins. And every other one of these windowpane series beers I’ve had have sucked big time. I have not had the blackberry which I hear is pretty good. Anyway. Mildly funky, Flemish bruin type flavor and mouthfeel. Not sweet like I expected. Count me impressed.
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Premeet ][ 750mL ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Clear amber pour with weak foam. Nose is somewhat sour, funky, red wine barrel. Taste is much better than other beers in the windowpane series: lightly fruity, lightly sour, low sweetness to balance. Nice oud bruin nose, definitely funky. Was shocked that this one tasted good.