vyvvy (3268) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at UCBC Wolpertinger 2013 - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has cocoa, sourness and toasty malt. It has a medium / full body that’s still a bit crisp with light carbonation. The flavor starts with soured cocoa, roastiness,lots of green apples and a hint of spice. The finish has more of the sour apples and cocoa. This was okay, but I expected more.
ryecatcher (353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours a deep brown-blackish color, medium mocha-colored head, excellent retention and nice lacing. Nose is yeasty funk, roast, malt, dark stone fruits. Mouth is medium bodied, lots of dried fruit, spicy yeasts, dark roasted barley, some plummy notes, finishes with some bread. Really nice.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Sweet with lots of malt and dried fruit. I would describe this as a dubbel, and a very good one.
mcmisko (347) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Smell is supple roasted malts. Taste is sweet malts, with chocolate and dark roast. Med full bodied. Good!
nj_BierMaven (64) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 2 weeks ago, from the bottle tonight, consistent notes. Pours with a half-inch head, carbonation not remarkable after that. Expected more carbonation, but not disappointed in crisp bitterness that balances out a very unique dark malt profile. No coffee bitterness, no hints of chocolate. Absolutely fascinating, delicious, and unexpected. Totally unique, I will buy again.
Lukaduke (1021) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich mahogany brown color with a fizzy three finger eggshell foam. On the nose its a touch of warm spice, burnt sugar, fig and a bit of dark fruit. The palate is dialed in with those soft dark fruit notes mingling with the slightly sweet burnt sugar notes, roasted malt and a pinch of spice. Nice lingering finish that dries out nicely. Well done.
conway (571) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Appreciate the craftsmanship but I found the oat overbearing and unnecessary.
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jstraw (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with good, foamy, fine-bubbled, tan head, dissipates with no legs / Light nose, lots of co2, of dark fruit, banana, and chocolate / Medium to full body, a hint thin, smooth and creamy (after lots of swirling to release the gas), moderately sweet but decent hop balance, and a trace of bitterness on the good finish / Mellow, muted, clean flavors of cocoa, cooked banana & date, honey, and licorice / A pleasant, balanced Belgian dark/dubbel, with some flavor interest but lacking the body and depth of the best.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Falling Rock. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Candy sugar, brown sugar, quite fruity, very carbonated, zesty, fairly fruity aroma. Tangy, raisin, grape juice, somewhat spicy, light chocolate, brown sugar flavor. High carbonation. Fruity aftertaste. Ok.
SudsMcDuff (4698) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ Nobi .. . pours a cola syrup brown .. . a gopher? where? .. . light mouth .. . tart tar and a bit of yeast .. . a bit sharp and the abv shines through .. . not that good, especially, ..especially for the price! .. . . i’m gonna raise a fuss, i’m gonna raise a holler