agl108 (1005) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville. Poured deep ruby with fizzy brownish head. Sweet brown candi sugar and caramel flavor. Some faint dark fruits, plums, raisins.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle pours a hazy, brownish-mauve body with a small ring and skinny blanket of khaki colored foam. Soapy lines of lacing try to dry to the glass, but ultimately break apart and slowly drip back towards the body below. The nose is sweet and malty, with notes of raisin, fig, darkly toasted toffee, and smoky molasses working together nicely. There is a trace of dark cocoa in there, along with hints of earthy spice. Flavors match the aroma quite well, dark and fruity, with caramelized figs and dates, stewed raisins, cocoa, and hints of cinnamon. Licorice lurks deep within amidst the molasses and traces of maple. A very faint must adds a bit of wild character. Substantially bodied, sweet, and actively carbonated, the brew finishes with a moderately sticky mouthfeel. Sweet Belgians typically aren’t my thing, but this one is quite agreeable.
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, reddish brown colour with a thick beige foamy head. Sweet and roasted, slightly earthy malty aroma with caramel (Bavarian Blockmalz-like) and hints of licorice. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Solid roasted malty base with shy hints of berries, raisins, combined with caramel, licorice and crusty flavours. Sweet and roasty bitter, also earthy and subtle fruity finish (21.V.09).
BeerBitch12 (16) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty and caramelly in the nose
Nice malty, thick head
Hint of chocolate, caramel, toffee nuttiness.
Not too hoppy, just malty enough to offset the hops.
Had this one before Aventinus and the Aventinus Eisbock. Was my favorite until then. PetrUS, AventinUS....apparently I like this style...
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyed via tulip glass from an 11.2oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with perhaps a one finger-width head. Nose of caramel, Munich-type malt, and perhaps some brown sugar. Unfortunately, these aromatic notes come across forcefully on the palate. The label explains the flavor as being, "subtle and slightly caramelized." However, there was nothing even remotely subtle about it. I thought I was drinking unfermented wort, rather than a fine example of a Belgian dubbel. These flavors were so strong that it made it very difficult for me to finish this one; a feat from a drinker who loves dubbels and will drink anything happily. Overall, very disappointing.
eManu (525) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet coffee and caramel. Flavors are roasted malts, some dry fruits, caramels and spices. Very pleasant and well balanced brew, very tasty.
RichardGretton (4574) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is sweet, malty and spiced, and the flavour is syrupy and rich but generally quite sweet. Overall a nice beer.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an off-white head and dark brown body with copper highlights. Smells of malt, roast, and light dried fruit. Tastes of toast, golden raisin, and a little sour. Finish is smooth, brown sugar, and black tea. Lingers.
JPDIPSO (5373) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight gusher, just a small puddle on the desk. Dark umber color with a quickly diminished head, with only a small ring around the glass and a few bubbles in the center. Soft spice and ester aromas. Some caramel and hints of herbal hops as well. Caramel, brown sugar and sorghum flavors abound. Light spice of allspice present. Fairly thick feel, but enough zip to keep it from getting cloying. Dried grains and wood in the finish and linger.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Pours a very dark red with an impressive tall frothy beige foam on top. Overripe fruity aroma, oxidized malts, a bit grainy, some red fruits. Velvety first taste, very smooth and creamy, berries, oxidized malts, rich, lightly tart and sour, raspberries and cream, unique. Medium body, very soft fine carbonation, slightly creamy.