GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at both Pizza Port Carlsbad and San Clemente. Same recipe it looks like for both locations. Pours a clear, deep amber with tan mousse. Estery near dunkelweizen notes with chocolate covered banana and mild vinegar twang. Taste is sweeter, malty, cola, dessert like with banana split character. Quite good- more like a dunkelweizen to me. Maybe not the correct yeast strain but decent nevertheless.
Sammy (10748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Pizza Port Carlsbad. This was a version with sour cherries added to the cask Malty aroma,Cherry as it warms. Some toastiness . One quarter inch of creamy head on a dark reddish body. Lacy.Average mouthfeel. More sweet than tart, would like more t, significant tartness.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peat, raisins, and dates. Flavor of raisins, caramel, light peat, banana, and bubblegum.
JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky copper brown pour, with a small light tannish head. Raisin, caramel, and sugar soaked bread. Medium chewy mouthfeel. I think the abv on this batch was higher. A little too sweet for my liking.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Yeast and malt aroma. Yeast and light spice flavor with malt and light caramel. Medium bodied. Yeast and light spice lingers with light caramel.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured clear dark copper color with a large creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and yeasty aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation.Medium sweet flavor with a medium complex sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper/brown with almost no head. Aroma is raisins, a bit of Belgian yeast and some bread. Taste follows the nose with just a bit of tart cherries in there too.
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium copper, light clear, really great tope head, great lacing... Ok nose, dark fruitns, raisins, shocker, sugar a bit of alcohol... Tons of bread, raisins, dark fruints, very malty, a little to sweet but one of the better American trappist’s Ikve had
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown hue, clovey bubblegum aroma. Sweet minty flavor, light raisin bread malt. Decent flavor but a little light in body for a dubbel.
joeneugs (5441) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. It pours amber with an off white head. The aroma is fruity with raisins and a bit of pumpernickel bread crust and brown sugar. The flavor is fruity and yeasty with some clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It has a nice balanced yeasty dry finish.