jcnielsen (3095) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany brown color with off white head. Fruity, plum, malty, yeasty, raisin aromas. Dark fruit, malty, yeasty flavors. Top notch dubbel
Itzjerm (2158) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of light grape and metallic. Cooper with a nice head. Malty and sweet with light grape and Belgian yeast. Very nice flavors nice brew.
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Aggiebob (630) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color with a big frothy biege head. The aroma and flavoring includes orange, coriander, and Belgium yeast esters. Very tasty.
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The abbey dubbel I chose for the abbey vertical tasting (after RR Redemption and Chimay Doree). (This includes Abbey Road and the cutest 4 year old, Abbey wager, an inspiration for the tasting!) Pour reddish rust with a caramel beige head. The aroma brings light spice and some sweet Belgian yeast with some sweet malts as well. The flavor has a nice sweet malty profile balanced with the Belgian yeast and just a kiss of the Belgian spice.
mkel07 (4921) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel 040316. Dark red copper in clout with a solid even layer of foam. Plums and raisins permeate the nose and the flavour is all spiced fruit. Great beer that has a big body and a strong finish.
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. A dark fruit (plums and figs) and sweet spice are most noted with a mild citrus and light, sweet licorice. The beer pours a deep, dark mahogany color with a khaki, foam-cream head that has good retention and mild lace. The taste is a medium / medium high bitter with a medium sweet note. The oily texture has creamy carbonation and a medium body with flavors of prune, fig, and molasses and a finish with a warm bakinh spice and molasses combination, as well as woody notes. The aftertaste is bread crust with a bit of a pumpkin / squash note.
Tranquillity (1743) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Wow. This is really Belgian. Itís brown-red, lovely small bubbles. The aroma is like dark bread, the taste is malty and toasted with a lovely alcoholic finish.
altonbrownd (5281) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at movie theater in Bethesda, MD. Nice dark amber body with fluffy head. Nose is floral, dark fruits and caramel. Taste is also of fruits, cherries and darker maltier, toffee and caramel. Nice and strong finish.
ej (1209) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery, brownish body with a frothy light tan top. Complex aroma with leather, honey, caramel, liquorice and a whiff of alcohol. Nice, rounded flavours with a mix of sweet malts and sour/salty liquorice notes. Notes of raisins and wood as well. Light bitterness. Fullbodied with high to medium high levels of co2.
migwell (274) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a Spencer chalice at about 50 degrees F. Cannot find a date on this, but I think it could be quite old. The surprise is that there is no sweetness in it at all. Has a good head, smells yeasty, looks fine, Iím getting the dark fruitiness, the complexity, maltiness and spiciness. It has a nice body and a good dry finish. Maybe Iím just expecting too much sweetness from this style, but this ale is underwhelming. Will give it another shot at some point.