BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured as taster at Ft. Collins site - mild aroma -maybe too cold - coffee, raisin, farmhouse, raisins, toffee, molasses, funk
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $8.48 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, garnet-hued body with an initially foamy, but, quickly receding, off-white head. Slim lace coating.
Smell: Sweet-scented, moderately spicy, and with transient, less-than-potent notes of pink peppercorn, cinnamon, tobacco, chocolate, brown sugar, and bubblegum-flavored vodka.
Taste: Sour berries enveloped generously in brown sugar and spice atop some light toast, light chocolate. Bubblegum. A little snap of sharp herb. Fairly sweet, still. Pepper, tobacco on the back half and into the spicy-sweet, warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit silken.
Overall: Wild². Not bad, but certainly not great, either. Like the film Prometheus, I’m just happy to have made my way through it.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a strange dubbel/strong as it definitely has some tartness and funk, mostly up front. An okay beer. Definitely different than most Belgians.
JDBaker11058 (1608) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: dark clear purple with one finger of very creamy light tan head, poured into a chimay goblet. Aroma: very fruity, with cherries, raisin, fig, prunes, all in syrup, with cinnamon, clove, and graham cracker; hint of leather and pipe tobacco. Taste: as the aroma indicates--pretty sweet, with fruit, clove, and dark brown bread. Finish: fruity and lightly sweet, with light dryness and lasting yeasty clove. Notes: Interesting. They bill it as a dubbel, but some of the traditional dubbel maltiness and candi sugar notes were definitely absent in favor of increased fruitiness. Nevertheless, the interesting fruit characteristics made this a pretty decent beer. Beerdvent 2013, day 24.
snoworsummer (3496) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin fizzy off white head. Tastes slightly sour, dry, with light herbs, grass, some bitter hops, light citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells musky and grassy, stale and leathery.
sonnycheeba (4384) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, woody notes, light spice, fig, raisins, and light floral notes. Flavor is semi-sweet bready malts, mixed spices, some dry woody notes, light hop bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish with a touch of sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Pours a dark amber red, good initial head fades to nothing, clear. Aroma lightly of sweaty socks, a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is a bit like a cross between a weizenbock a dubbed, and La Folie. Some clove up front, along with a touch of sweaty sock. Middle of the beer is caramel malts and cherry. Finish is lightly spicy, with pepper and a bit more clove. Rather liked this one, good complexity. Wish it had been just a bit more full bodied.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour, nice head. The smell is slightly tart, fruity, plenty of schisandra. The flavor is real good. Has notes of juniper, cedar, and brett. Slight bubblegum aftertaste. Nothing like a dubbel but a nice brew.
GTAEgeek (1532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Ale Yeah!, with much thanks to Timmy. Pours brown, with a small, tan head. Biscuit dough, cloves, light sour cherries, chocolate malts, a slight note of green chilis, and toffee. Very sweet flavor, with a light sourness, and just a hint of hop bitterness. Medium body, chalky, and sticky. This is a distinctly sour beer, but very mellow and yeasty. This is delicious, thick, and very drinkable beer. Unique, and very nice.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/26/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown color with a tan head. Aromas of yeast, sugar, malt and spice. Peppery flavors with dark malt and dark fruit. interesting beer, but I think the peppers take over too much.