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.
Nische (514) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from backlog. Draught @ the brewpub. Dark amber with a white head. Lightly yeasty aroma with caramel. The flavor has a lightly sweet caramel and bready crust malt profile, with light yeasty flavors and a spicy, hoppy, bitter finish.
Jimmythespoon (437) - 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 (2676) - 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 (8033) - 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 (5723) - 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 (2038) - 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.
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lusikka (5187) - 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 (2435) - 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 (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, 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 (2014) - Lyme, 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.