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.
Beerman6686 (5281) - 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 (2209) - 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 (79) - 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 (2476) - 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 (879) - - 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 (11097) - 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 (2920) - 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 (4666) - 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 (3983) - 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 (4367) - 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