fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to joshmcg000. Hazy, dark copper tinted brown pour with a tall, fluffy beige head that has great retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, Candi Sugar, tree fruit, sweet cherries, fruity floral notes, a little banana bread, a touch of lemon curd and nice, deep toasty pastry notes. Flavor is chocolate, dark toast, roast, wine soaked dark fruit, light nutty notes, roasted stone fruit, spice, banana, bubble gum, dates, caramel then some floral notes, crusty bread, toffee and spice to the finish. Medium body, creamy to syrupy feel, with a medium, blanketing carbonation and off dry finish. Really good stuff, one of the better Dubbels I have had. It really opens up around cellar temp, which is probably how it should be drank.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
> Overcarbonated red apple and soy whoopsie
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ Discount Liquor Milwaukee ][ $2.50 ][ Oerbier Stemware ][ 8.21.14 ]
>> Highly carbonated pour results in a murky umber pour with massive yellow foam that towers out of the glass. Weak retention though and little lacing. Nose is phenolic, cider at first (volatiles). Cleans up to prunes and dates, red oxidized apple slices, and soy. Taste is bubbly up front, overcarbonated, with a seltzer like drained finish. Modest alcohol warmth. Finish is oily and medium bodied. Minerally flavor with mild soy. Not much body or density. Feels like this one might over overattenuated.
>!< drier, overcarbonated
BrewMstr (85) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber to brown color, tan head. Malt and bread aroma with spice notes. Strong taste all the way. Nice.
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep copper with very large beige head. Aroma, malt, some CO2 burn, and light caramel. Medium body, malt, raisins, medium sweetness, very effervescent, and very metallic/copper finish.
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, off white head. Banana bread, spice cake, caramel malts, figs and dates. Pretty ok.
fluffy (1590) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
not a huge fan of dubbels, but this one is ok. not something i would pick up again.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with off-white head. Spice, caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to TheAlum for sending! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a heavy brown head. Red apple, banana, candy sugar, cooking spices in the nose with some fairly bitter herbal hops. Nice mouth feel. Slightly metallic. Toffee, burnt sugar, white fruits in the flavor. Pretty well balanced. Hint of oxidation. It’s decent but maybe should have been drank a bit more fresh.
GJF (1241) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Steves in Madison. Pours a cloudy amber. A good version of the style--lots of malt, dark fruits--cherry and raisin--a nice spicy yeast finish. I like it.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper colored with a huge tan head mostly lasting. Nose is caramel with some fruitiness. Very creamy with plenty of carbonation on the palate. The taste is of caramel, bread, yeast with some fruit notes. No bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet with carbonation throughout. A fine complex beer. Can be enjoyed alone or with nuts or mild cheeses.
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Musty, yeasty toffee malt and cherry aroma. Dark amber with large head. Musty cherry and toffee malt flavor. Dry finish. Pretty good - very dry for the style.