swanmann (561) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark cola brown color with tan suds that dissipate immediately; aromas of raisin, brown sugar, some spicy notes; the flavor is deep caramel, toasty bitterness with some metallic twang; semi-sweet finish with just a little fruit and bread crust, plus the metallic penny taste. The carb is lively, mouthfeel is medium bodied. The flavor is a bit confusing, not sure how schisandra was supposed to compliment this dubbel.
jeremytoni (2891) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet spicy flavor with a quick finish.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle. Dark with a rich head and nice lacing. Aroma is typical of a dubbel. Slight saccromises or bret type aroma. Flavor is similar, typical of a dubel. Malty, caramel, can’t tell the abv. Some ginger type spice? Overall very good. Palate finishes sticky sweet.
EtTuCthulhu (859) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma blends dark fruit is a funk-filled yeast, and the appearance is a clear very dark reddish brown with a white head. The taste is a weird yet pleasant blend of a mild sourness, slight sweetness, and a touch of umami, and the palate fuses a slick texture, medium body, nearly flat carbonation, and a slight sour yet light finish.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear ruby brown color with light tan head. Bubblegum, kelpie, plastic, rootbeer spice aromas .medium bodied with average carbonation. Nutty, rootbeer spice flavors with some herbal, pit fruits___the schisandra adds some depth to this brew---tasty
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex toasted dark fruit, malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
Bricks (554) - Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Peppery, funky "off" aroma. Clear, medium dark ruby appearance with OK head. Tastes like metallic, peppery something.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark clear red color with a thin off-white head. Aroma nice and fruity with berries and tart notes. A good amount of clove as well. Taste is balanced very well with good sweet fruit flavors and cinnamon and clove spices. Maybe a touch too much clove. The finish is mostly berries with more clove. Overall it is very refreshing.
Nero55 (414) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark amber/brown with thin head. Strong aroma of fruits and floral notes with hint of yeast and sweetness. Medium body with some sweetness, caramel, fruit (berries) notes, and a slight alcohol finish. Really nice.
Malaclemys (194) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours hazy red copper with off white head. aroma very floral (rose), hay. Taste is toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, slight floral at the end. Balanced to sweet finish with a hint of alcohol warmth. Full body with low-medium carbonation.