Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is excellent and complex.
It’s very dark ruby red with a medium off-white head that shrinks steadily to a foamy ring and wispy top with a little lace.
The aroma is subdued but good. It’ssweet and fruity, dried figs, ripe plums, stewed pears, and toasty grain.
The taste is excellent, restrained yet still fairly assertive, well-rounded and balanced with some complexity. Raisiny and a little spicey, it has stewed, caramelised pears, hint of dried fig, fruity grain, toastiness, hint of pepper, and a little light red wine. Sweetness is consistent and balanced with light bitterness and spicey warmth. Aftertaste is caramelised toast and fresh plums. All is well-integrated and well-rounded, smooth and drinkable.
Ron (2595) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Russian River. Copper color with lots of carbonation and a fizzy burnt-vanilla head. Aroma is light fruits with prominent grape and biscuit yeast tones. Simple, straightforward flavor of caramel malts with a touch of raisin and Belgian yeast on the end. Dry palate and the ABV was not noticeable.
PhillyCraft (3326) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at brewpub. Maroon brown pour. Notes are malt, peanuts, toffee and grain. Lighter to medium in body. Nice finish but this style isn’t my favorite.
htzpah (99) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel candy nose, very busy ale. Gorgeous brown appearance. Amazing nuts on the tongue; like enjoying a side of peanuts and cashews. Toasted nut finish.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dubbel in presentation, though on the lighter side for that style. It’s a solid if not spectacular double...very clean and tasty, just lacking in the wow factor that so many RR beers do not lack.
yiannnos (899) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler @ RR. Light brown colour. Toffee, coffee aroma and flavour. Light bodied.
Defreni (2618) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Ravfarvet klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er tydelig belgisk dubbel men med et lille snert af røg der gør øllen lanngt mere interessant og kompleks. Bakker sødmen virkelig godt op og ville helt klart være et hit i et lidt koldere klima.
Homer321 (1971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is sweet caramel like a candy bar. Dark red pour. Full of fruitiness and almost a cheery chocolate combination. Very fruity and well balanced.
Reynolds314 (2362) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source. Pretty ok dubbel. Aroma is sweet bready malts and mild nuttiness. Taste is kinda just carbonated bread. Sweetish and sticky a little grainy.
GenDV138 (1440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Amber with off-white head. Aromas of coffee, spices, yeast, floral notes. Tastes of coffee, dark fruit, spices, yeast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RRBC . Draft opaque brown body. Light rosary malts in the flavor. Not particularly Belgiany to me. Utah, a nice beer none the less.