Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark amber pour. Sweet raisin, licorice, toffee aroma. Light sweet taste and slightly bitter.
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large corked bottle served slightly chilled. Shared with my good friend Kyle and many other friends on the night of his wedding. This is a dark red amber colour in the glass with a half inch off-white head. The aroma is nice and complex: raisin, vanilla, sugar, other dark fruits, yeast. Medium mouthfeel. I taste more dark fruits, plum perhaps, dark sugar, raisin, some more distant green hops.
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Horse & Plow
Pours Clear, dark amber with a good long-lasting tan head. Malty aromas with some banana and bubblegum. Slight touch of alcohol on the nose and flavor. Nice hop finish but light for a Dubbel. Not a bad beer but it could use a little more Umph to it.
Edgekrusher (84) - , Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looking at these other rankings, I must have had a bad bottle..... Pours light brown with thick foamy whitish/yellow head. Initial taste is sweet followed by a strong lingering bitterness.
matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Full dark brown amber with full white head that didn’t last long. Sweet caramel aroma fades to the overpowering alcohol. Flavor is heavy on the sweet side like dark candy sugar, but quickly gives to an unbalanced alcohol bite.
Ocean82 (82) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great American abbey ale that holds its own with its Belgian counterparts. Dark fruits, candied sugar, fig, with warm alcohol finish. Smooth on the palate. Not quite as complex as the top Belgians, but very tasty.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Slater’s 50/50 HB. Strong nose of banana bread, cloves & spices. It’s a clearing brown with minimal head. Taste follows the nose, very sweet and full of bananas & Fall spices. Decently long finish.
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually really enjoyed this beer. Poured very dark amber red with a small light colored rapidly dissipating head. I have read many complaints about the flatness and lack of carbonation but that is one of the reasons I liked it. As a stout drinker mostly I have no problem with lightly carbonated beers. I thought the sweetness was ok and has a nice finish. Not great but still very good.
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty beer with an incredible palate. A very sweet palate with a fruity type taste.
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick taste .. slightly malty. A small taste of alcohol. One of my current favorites.