ForenTox (12) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2009
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bomber
horrible aroma, possibly infected, I taste some green apple flavor
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours a dark murky brown color and in the glass there are deep crimson highlights when held up to the light. On top sits a tall beige head which is slow fading and long lasting with good splotchy lacing. The aroma is very sweet overall and full of candy like notes, dark sweet malts and fruity yeast. There are absolutely no hop notes at all. The flavor has loads of sweet malt and dark candied sugar notes up front. There are also some tart, fruity, cherry, and raspberry notes, with chocolatey maltiness. As it warms, this tartness seems to emerge stronger. On the finish I get more of the tart, cherry-like notes, along with some dry yeast and dry earthy hops which add some mild bitterness as well. It is interesting but the tart and sour beer seems way out of style for a Dubbel.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
so not what i was expecting. deep brown color with a head that disappeared. Lots of small bubble up the sides of the glass. Aroma is a bit of rasin and tart fruit along with malt. The taste is the tartness of booze soaked cherries along with toffee in the finish. Is this a dubbel or a brown sour ale?
BelgianBeerGal (3254) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz traded bottle about a year old. Pours a dark brown with a small, bubbly, khaki head. Head settles quickly with a little lacing. Kind of a dubbel aroma of sweeter caramel malt and some raisons but also a strange sour note and acetone? That sour note continues into the flavor too...not necessarily in a good way. I doubt that sourness is on purpose but it pretty much covers anything remotely "dubbel-related" until the finish. Not a terrible beer, just not a dubbel.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of apples and pears with a light tartness. Taste is of yeast, caramel and fruit.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pint 6oz bottle into an Otter Creek glass. That came as part of a three pack gift set. The bottle itself has no freshness date or abv% on the label but it has a nice description of the beer.
Appearance: It pours a dark murky brown color and in the glass there are deep crimson highlights when held up to the light. On top sits a tall beige head which is slow fading and long lasting with good splotchy lacing.
Smell: The aroma is very sweet overall and full of candy like notes, dark sweet malts and fruity yeast. There are absolutely no hop notes at all.
Taste/Palate: The flavor has loads of sweet malt and dark candied sugar notes up front. There are also some tart, fruity, cherry, and raspberry notes, with chocolatey maltiness. As it warms, this tartness seems to emerge stronger. On the finish I get more of the tart, cherry-like notes, along with some dry yeast and dry earthy hops which add some mild bitterness as well.
Notes: A very nice and interesting, tart and sour beer which is way out of the Dubbel style. This beer reminds me more of a sour brown ale.
stephenj007 (114) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour, little to no head, slightly cloudy, rich brown-red color. Spicy, malty aroma, with herb and resin hints, couldn’t detect the caramel. Flavors were milder than expected, slightly sour, not much hops presence, but still smooth, almost a wine cousin. Finish was slick and lasting. A nice, relaxing brew for an easy Friday night hangin’ out.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small head. Nice malty spicy flavor with a lingering sour finish.
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, walnut colored with good foam, great aroma of chocolate, figs, sour cherry, flavors are dry chocolate, cherry, nuts, finish is fizzy with some bitterness
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Coloa colored with a tan head. Rootbeer spice, mild vinous almost sour aromas with dark caramel. Light/medium body. Sweet dark caramel flavor with candi sugar and some off flavored sourness.
travita (4193) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is malts, caramel, sweet, and ok. The look is brownish in color with an off white head. The taste is malts, sweet, and caramel.