mverity (265) - 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.
Ratman197 (9794) - 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 (2315) - 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 (3937) - 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 (3304) - 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 (4024) - 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 (8393) - , 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 (3954) - 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 (8425) - 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.
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Light malts and sweet barrel notes. Cloudy copper with a thin beige head. Barrel and booze notes, with a sweetness that just doesn’t agree with me. The brandy, sweet fruit and yeast just put me off this.
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #21. Bottle shared at the RBWG Welcome Dinner. Brown-amber. Aroma of tart raisin, fig, earth, spice, warming brandy. The taste is earth, fig, citrus. Mild tartness, medium bodied.