MadRobin (982) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 2 oz. sample at the Russian River brewpub in Santa Rosa, CA. Part of a 10 beer "Belgian Sampler," which is a bit much to try to keep straight, even with written notes.
Clear, light mahogany with white head and very good lacing.
Mild aroma of dark fruit, spice and caramel.
Taste of bitter herbal hops, pepper playing against a molasses and brown sugar background.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jimmythespoon (283) - CYPRUS - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at brewpub in sampler. Light brown colour. Little aroma, easy smooth beer. Nice clean dry finish.
mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown colour. Has a very smooth, rich taste with malts and caramel sweetness coming through.
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty though simple dubbel, enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Poours Cola brown. Not so yeasty or too sweet. A nice mouthfeel. Characteristics of a dry stout, and featuring licorice. Medium bodied, a little bitterness, malt, spice, and a tad fruity.
phaleslu (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub, served in a sampler. Pours a clear amber color with a medium beige head that laces the glass. Notes of nuts, dust, dark fruits, spice, caramel malts, and cookie. Medium-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good dubbel overall.
kaser (994) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suyrup and malty earthy taste. Very unusual. Pours dark with a little white head, doesn't stick to glass at all. Just ok. Style isn't my favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Rated on 20.10.2012.
Pours a copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malts, biscuit, raisins and almonds. Flavour of rich toasted malts, syrup, grassy hops, some metallic off-flavours, sweet dried fruits and biscuit. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet malty finish. Good.
bytemesis (1407) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a small beige head and great lacing. Aroma is of caramel, yeast, light fruit. Flavor is medium sweet caramel, toffee, and dried fruit with a touch of yeast thrown in. Light bitter citric finish, particularly after it warms a bit.
DruncanVeasey (6101) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@ the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Warm copper with a tuft of white. Oddly coal-like aroma; chocolate-coated curry leaf. Curry leaf, English woods, peppery tones. Herbal and strange with banana and sahti-like impressions.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 oz pour at RR
A - Amber hazy pour.
S - Smells like a lot of brown sugar, heavy malts
T - Cough syrup viscosity with orange and honey. Apples and pears.
M - medium carbonation and body.
O - It’s okay. Nothing to write home about. Almost too sweet.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma is stale with woody notes, some hay and bready malt. Flavour is sweetish with brown sugar. Malty palate and dry finish. Balanced.