mverity (294) - 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.
Iphonephan (6045) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared on Thanksgiving in the OB. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma of stone fruits. Flavors of figs and caramel. Yum.
hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a cloudy, murky brown with a tanish head that is full. It has a sweet malt base with aromas of caramel, raisins, figs, hints of apple, and bready aromas. It has an initial taste that is sweet, then turns to a combination of sour and hoppy. The apple with alcohol favors and caramel malt with hints of cherry tobacco and highlighter wtih the fig, raisins and floral hops coming on as the flavor lingers. As it warms a bit there is also a vinous flavoring at the end as well. It has a moderately heavy fell to it. There is a sharply bitter after taste with alcohol warming that is slightly on the hot side.
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a red color with a beige head. Aroma was of dark fruits, caramel and spirit. Flavor was sweet and candy like, but dry on the mouth, not much of anything I want to drink again.
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff was surprisingly amazing. Pours a clear reddish brown. No head. Aromas of dark fruits and apple brandy sweetness. Caramel in there as well. Almost like a candy apple. Beer tasted sweet but not overpowering. Slightly boozy but tolerable.
bierenjoyer1 (98) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Peabody’s, Boone, NC. Scents of fruit, fig and raisin plus the Belgian candy sweetness along the side notes of brandy from barrel aging. Pours dark brownish, purple with a medium brown foam that stays for more than a while. Awesome flavor of Belgian dubbel along the fruits used along a burn of brandy aging and a bit sweetness. The palate finishes clean and leaves you wanting more. Overall this is a great beer and supposedly Mother Earth is not producing anymore at least at the current time. I will getting this beer again.
italianjohn (2873) - 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 (1143) - - 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 (13094) - 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 (3926) - Marietta, 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 (5260) - 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.