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.
BrewHaMeister (318) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap poured clear copper with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of sweet plums, vanilla, and grains. Flavor is creamy.
batneil (520) - - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown in colour with a creamy white head. Very smooth taste, with a little fizz. Really tasty.
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at RR brewpub
Heavy malt and a little yeast.
Clear, dark amber with a thin creamy eggshell head. Taste is booze, slight sourness, chocolate.
SinH4 (1395) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Brown color with beige ring. Spicy, nutty, earthy aroma. Taste is similar. Solid complexity and intensity. Very soft mouthfeel. Again: Well-brewed, but the classic Dubbel is just not exactly my style.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Tap ][ 5oz ][ O’Briens SD ][ $2 ][ Shooter Tumbler ][ 1.31.15 ]
>> Clear cola red pour with wispy white foam. Sarsaparilla nose, earthy root, dried beet or something? Biting, dry taste with lemon, paper, light acid, grass. Fairly light bodied for a Dubbel, quite drinkable. Just not my style and doesn’t seem to have the body to match the style either. With that said, no off flavors and the light acid makes it easy to enjoy.
daniele (6901) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap nocciola note fruttate malto lieve caramello leggere tostature non molto amaro frutta secca
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Russian River with Linh. Pours a clear yellow body with thin white lacing. Aroma is soft grains, weird fruits, spice and bread. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp with notes of fruit malt, grain, spice and burn.
Ron (3171) - 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 (4528) - 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 (105) - - 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.