Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque brown with thick tan head; a lot of fine carbonation with substantial lacing. Sweet plum and grape aromas with hints of cherry. Sweet fruit--plum, cherry, and raisin--followed by a finish of deeply toasted biscuit with nutty notes along with slight bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
teromous (119) - - OCT 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Itís a hazy brown colored body with a thick fluffy creamy khaki head that stands for a long time. Itís a very beautiful looking beer in the glass. The head really accents the beer nicely. It doesnít produce much lacing.
Aroma: Alcohol...Itís right up front on the nose. The beer is only 8.2% ABV and it doesnít do a very good job of hiding it. There is a light "bakery" scent to it...kind of like cookies...but not sweet or artificial. Itís not that strong of a scent. Not much going on in the nose really.
Taste: Alcohol flavor, with some light caramel that coats the tongue and slowly increases the caramel flavor in the mouth as drinking this beer continues. There is a light hint of banana chips in the background, but very light on overall Belgian yeast character.
Mouthfeel: It has a good presence in the mouth. The beer is smooth and the alcohol gives it a faint warming sensation. Good carbonation. Very easy to drink.
Overall: Itís a decent enough Dubbel if you have that Belgian Abbey Ale craving, but it doesnít quite meet the mark when it comes to some of the more diverse flavors that are available on the market. I wouldnít say "donít drink it" because is is a lovely beer. It just feels like a beer that was hurried or something.
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"deep and complex. intermingling dark fruit and spicy aroma and flavor. one of the better ones iíve had within the style. read brewerís description...you can actually taste or smell most of those things!"
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Dark chestnut body with a bid, tan head that recedes to form stiff peaks. Very little lace. Aroma is heavy with sugar; unidentifiable spice, dark malt, hint of molasses, banana, pear. Light to medium body; chalky mouthfeel. Very nutty, caramel malt flavor; some floral and fruit notes on the tip of the tongue; moderate bitterness. Very sweet, a little cloying.
RhetoricalAns (506) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mahogany brown pour with a nice tall bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some dark fruit, malt. Full body with a nice complex taste similar to the aroma with more toffee. Soft carbonation.
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark caramel color with a fizzy tan head from a cork and cage bottle. Aroma of malty caramel. The head dissipated quickly leaving just a few sparkly bubbles rising to the surface. Surprisingly dry with flavors of caramel, a bit of dark fruit, an a harmonious blend of spices. Easy to drink in spite of the alcohol level. Really nice double.
Bif (1619) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick tan head that fades slowly to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, and bit of caramel sweetness. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, mix of honey and caramel sweetness and bit of chocolate in the background. Subtle bitterness and a dry finish. A good medium nody, smooth and creamy. A well crafted beer that has no hint of the 8.2% ABV. Well worth checking out.
ljthiessen (621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown pour with a thick beige head, and classic splotchy lacing. Tons of dark fruit and liquorice in the aroma, sweet with chocolate, bread and candy notes. Flavour has more bitterness, with dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, caramel, and a touch of citrus. Dry finish. A bit of an off-tasting bitter note at the end that keeps it from being outstanding, in my opinion.
Fantomasus (269) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had to google the word "preheat" to make sure there wasnít a hyphen in there some where. Iím older now and Iíve drank too much. I drink too much. I forget things like that now. I guess thatís what getting old is like. A continuous disconnect from things you once took for granted.
Time to preheat the oven for the steaks.
Linnet (1205) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty, rich Brown sugar, dried fruit, alcohol and yeastiness, very rich, complex and Rewarding. Murky brown/reddish colour, medium beige head. Big sweetness, soft bite, complex and layered, fullbodied, sweet finish. Workd class