chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Reddish brown and and cloudy. Moderate head with good retention and lacing. Aroma was bubble gum and spices. A touch of yeast. Fruity. Strange...I expected more of a brown ale nose. Very faint roastiness. Taste is a fruity but not sour. Sweet dark fruits with a hint of roasted malt. Aftertaste is consistent with the first flavors. Not a complex brew. But not disappointing. The alcohol is not noticeable. Finish is clean. Texture is watery. The whole thing does not seem suited as a "strong ale". But then, I don’t know what you would call it. It’s drinkable and not unpleasant.
LilBeerDoctor (3463) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, allspice. Flavor of light roasted malt, sweet pumpkin pie, and pumpkiny spices such as allspice, nutmeg. Plenty of spice character but also plenty of pumpkin.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy spices and vinous notes. Flavor is malt dominant with lightly tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Rich amber color short lived off white small head. Sweet fruit and malt smell. A great mixture of malt sweetness, tart and mild alcohol presented in a medium bodied beer.
Luvystypotables (668) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild aroma of molasses, slightly sweet taste of molasses and malt smooth with a good malt finish.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little strange, but quite enjoyable. Why this one is listed as a dubbel is not clear to me. I would think it was more of a brown ale, albeit slightly hoppy, and slightly more carbonated than typical.
Flavor and aroma were nice, brown sugar, dark fruits, a little bit of yeast, and some floral hops. With a good smooth, medium body, I found this beer quite enjoyable and would certainly buy it again.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours turbid brown with tan head. Nose is earthy Munich malts, brown sugar, cacao, nuts. Tastes earthy, with notes of brown sugar, nuts, roasty malt, and cacoa. Comes off like a hefty nut brown ale.
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/13/2011: Pike Tandem-Double Ale... Aroma: Subtle spice; lightly roasted malts; dates, fig, red plum, dark bread and bread crust. Appearance: Opaque, brown color; lasting, rocky beige-colored head; really nice lacing. Flavor: Slightly smoky; toasted grains with just the right amount of roasted malt; mild sweetness; bread crust and a bit dry in the finis; their description of "baked bread and treacle" is right on the money! Palate: Average. Overall: Very good "double" ale!
Draught (IBU: 25; ABV: 7.00%; OG: 1.073) at Pike Pub & Brewery in Seattle, WA. Rating #275 for this beer.
AndyW68 (1083) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark garnet pour with little to no head. Aroma is sweet raisins, plums, caramel and grainy malt. Taste medicinal version of the aroma. Ok, had to rerate. This aftertaste killed any chance of a better than average rating.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a muddy river-bottom brown hue. Firm, but super thin head. The aroma is of sweet banana flambe. Smooth drinker, with sweet bread, brown sugar and cream. Nice night cap. (#5168, 7/9/2013)
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz. served in a Chimay goblet.
A - Pours a garnet hued dark brown. Thick cream colored head forms a razor thin pattern of micro-bubbles. Thick lacing around the glass.
S - Wow this smells just like Golden Grahams! Sweet toasted wheat bread, honey sweetness, plums, grapes, alcohol, phenolic yeast, brown sugar.
T - Tart plums, thin vinous fruit, brown sugar, cocoa, bready yeast, slight oxidation.
M - Medium thin bodied, low carbonation, slightly tart finish.
Great aroma but the fruit tartness, while nice, seems to take away from the malt. Nothing complex but has an interesting character.
Serving type: bottle