bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wordeful fruity, malty aroma. Slightly hazy ruby brown color, with a finely bubbled beige head that just won’t stop. It laces. Starts with a plumy raisin flavor, that mellows out into a fruity sweetness, but a light sweetness. Caramelized? Perhaps, but I’d say more of a slightly simmered, al dente, fruit. Wonderful, in any event. It finishes nicely, and I would say there is some hop, but it is definitely sidelined. Great stuff.
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12-oz., courtesy the kind hospitality of BitBucket, jr. Big yeasty candi sugar nose on a deep cloudy coppery medium amber pour with a sudsy white head. Big fruity yeasty sugary mid-palate and a clingy sweet finish. A little on the sweet side; made lovingly and well if not from an inspired recipe.
alfmaester (8) - godalming, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark but translusent brown in colour. IT’s aroma is slightly roasted. Nice flavour.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Incedibly dark brown, nearly black, color with a thin head. Slightly roasted aroma with a lot of caramel and molasses. The caramel comes out nicely in the flavor with a moderately rich maltiness. Not fancy, but a solid Dubbel.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Full sweet body. The malt is the focus of this beer, with nuts, figs and caramel showing through.
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark sugary, fruit cakey aroma -- raisins and dates. Kinda sweet and boring. Lightly bittered, a little under carbonated. Brown sugar, light molasses, somewhat watery. Clingy sugar finish.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared 11.2 oz bottle. Deep cloudy amber in color. Aroma is very malty, caramel, raisins. Taste is caramel, raisins, some burnt sugar, very sweet with alot of residual sugar. a bit cloying for me.
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz, no date. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a two finger beige head. Aroma of powdered brown sugar (this makes sense), raisins, prunes, some toffee and a bit of cola. Flavor is oxidized, but doesn’t seem to make the beer too bad. A little too sweet for me, little bitterness noted, dry finish. Watery body, moderate to high carbonation. Not too great.
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Those Belgians know their beer! Holy crap how did I pass this one up?! Dark red/brown pour with no real head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is caramel when it first hits the tongue. After that there is a free for all between chewy malt and slight hops with the malt reigning supreme.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of vinegar and strong yeast. Initial flavour was quite vinous but settled into a sappy cola feel. Raspberries, chocolate in the finish. Enjoyable.