mikesaum (519) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mahogany color with a nice tan head, aroma is lots of belgian yeast and spice, candi sugar, some booze, and a little bit of dark fruits. Taste is spicy, good clove hints, candi sugar, a bit of caramel malt, some dark cherry and some raisin. Pretty good brew and from my hometown.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle from Dutchís Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. Batch 234/235, bottled on 3/13/2012. Pours an amber-ruby colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big dark fruit esters with a light tartness, dark caramel malts, some bread, apples, and a light spice. Flavor is definitely infected...ugh. Sour, estery dark fruits and apples with a bit of a dark caramel and toastiness. Finishes dry with a slight malt sweetness and hop spicing, but overtaken by the sourness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a lively carbonation. Overall, I was really looking forward to this, but the infection is pretty bad at this point. I can tell there is a decent malt backing and yeasty bitterness so Iím hoping this is just a bad bottle. Oh well.
superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 2/25/2012. Pours very hazy reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing on the glass, wit ha fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of cherry, raisin, pear, apple, molasses, pepper, clove, herbal, earth, dark candi sugar, toast, biscuit, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength and complexity. Taste of big raisin, pear, apple, molasses, dark candi sugar, pepper, clove, herbal, earth, toast, and yeast spices. Lightly tart yeast esters on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, molasses, herbal, dark candi sugar, pepper, clove, earth, toast, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of flavors with good complexity, and no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and slightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after this finish. Overall this is an excellent dubbel. Great flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on. Very well done and highly enjoyable.
b33r (585) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with small off-white head. Sweet and malty with deep fruitiness and nice caramel notes. Very good- very expensive.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish red pour with fluffy off white head, aroma has notes of sour grain, mineral, touch of grain, biscuit notes, slight caramel. Taste is sweet dark fruit, caramel, hints of mineral, touch of bread, finishing fairly sweet. Decent.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of JStax. Thanks! JetsonFest II. Cloudy, brownish red appearance with a light brown head. Kind of a spicy, almond, cola, candy sugar, dark fruity aroma. Weird molasses, candy sugar, earthy, strange, sugary sweet flavor. This was a disappointment.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of slowjohn (thanks Dan) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, fruittiness, brown sugar and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, fruittiness, brown sugar and light spice with a crisp dry finish.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut pour with a monster cream head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and some yeast. Medium palate. Taste is nice dark fruit and caramel malts. Excellent.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hills Market during the Brewed Awakening Book Signing and Tasting on 02/05/2012. The beer is a slightly hazy dark brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malts, fruit and yeast. Medium body with a sweet fruity character and flavors of caramel malt, yeast and a bit of alcohol. The finish is malty with a toasty, fruity aftertaste. Good beer overall.
steelhead3686 (214) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This pours a unique brown that has a dark to light gradient from bottom to top and a medium caramel head. It has an aroma of honey, apple, and faint hops. This is a very tasty beer. A medium sweet and bitter taste that is a little more on the bitter side. The palate is light to medium body with a crisp texture and very lively carbonation from pour to finish. It also has a somewhat heavy bitter finish. This is a magnificent brew that I will be more than willing to pay $14.99 for a 750ml bottle if I have the chance.
BONUS: Itís USDA organic!