drdisque (461) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle poured in a tulip. Pours flat cloudy dark ruby with no head and no lacing. Almost no aroma. Flavor is clean and fruity and slightly sweet. Notes of vanilla and caramel. Abrupt watery finish. Inoffensive but unexceptional - itís just a little too clean and polished, could stand to be more tart, juicy, or even bitter. It almost tastes like a bock.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, fruit and yeast. Taste of bubblegum, dark fruits, Belgian yeast and caramel. Not bad.
beastiefan2k (2201) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a Jolly Pumpkin & Maui Brewing Sobrehumano tulip. Pours a ruby brown with a small head that fades quickly. Too dark to see through the beer. Aroma is strong with uncontrolled Belgian yeast esters (sweet rotten pear) and some mild earthiness trying to take the edge off the crazy sweet candy esters. Flavor is a bit more doable with slightly subdued esters that come off more like very ripe pear mixed with estery caramel. Has a bit of a spritzy finish, again to take the edge off the beer. Bottom line: another American beer that doesnít know what to do with a Belgian yeast, particularly for a dubbel.
MarinEvelyn (330) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeast, spices, dark fruit, a little sweet. Tastes similar. Sweet, malty. Very smooth and creamy.
beerbaaron (701) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle. Unclear ruby brown. Small lasting off-white head - full ring around glass. Nice full Belgian aroma, Malty sweet, yeast, spices, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate. Medium body. Soft. Nice sweetness, malty, fruity. Accompanying spices are well balanced. Alcohol is noticeable and almost gets in the way but not quite. Tasty. Glad I picked some up.
joshmcg000 (268) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with not much head. Aroma is mostly just malty. Very big on the malts, lots of caramel mainly, little hint of chocolate that I probably would not have recognized if i had not read the bottle. The yeast profile adds a bit of Belgian banana yeast type flavor to it. Slightly sweet but not to much. I really enjoyed this more than I though I would. A well balanced beer that really doesnít do anything wrong. Would love to see it again.
kaser (1793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle at Andy's pad. Brownish red pour. Grape, sour, fruity, skunky taste. Hate the style. It's ok
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lovely dark ruby pour with creamy beige head. Appearance is a perfect 5 out of 5. Aroma is also very nice: dates, raisins, plum, homemade bread, waffles. Very nice. Strong presence of raisins, plum, and bready yeast. What trips this up is the high alcohol content. Itís detectable and the burn interferes with the dark rose family fruits it otherwise exhibits. It needs to be toned down to about 6%. Otherwise itís like drinking a glass of bread with fruit and nuts in it. Otherwise itís very nice.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a creamy toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and darker fruits with accents of earth and peppery yeast.. on the sweet side, but it smelled really tasty! The flavor found vanilla, licorice, and dark fruit at the core with clove and fruity yeast laced throughout.. sweet, malty finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. sweet for the style.. very drinkable overall, and Iíd have another.
nuplastikk (3839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 bottle. Nice ruby-brown, unfiltered body. Thin, glass rimming beige head. Really pleasant, pulls it off rather well. Pronounced yeast tones..raisin, plum...balanced and complemented by the chocolate malt, maybe candi sugar tones. At 7.5% itís not overbearing, which really works well here. Drinkable, and while sweet and full bodied, remains balanced and refreshing.