mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red brown colour. Some acidic wine tones in aroma and flavour. Well rounded and smooth red wine fruitiness but is a touch too sharp for a Dubbel.
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at coles and blue monk. Raisiny colored pour. Dark fruits, raisins, red wine, bourbon. Bourbon notes on top of raisins and dark fruits figs etc. sort of muddled. Decent
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is sour fruit and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a light tart and fruit with light sour finish. Easy to drink a very good dubbel from Sierra Nevada.
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with a thick tan head. Sweet aroma of dark grapes and malt. Taste of tart grapes with a smokey currant finish. Dry and crisp in the finish.
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thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clearish rich amber/copper, wispy offwhite bubbles. Nose of tea, cherry, pipe tobacco, light barrel flavor. Taste is lightly tart, tea, juicy dark fruits, some odd flavors in this one. Herbal, dark fruits, sweet.
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at common table. Deep brown with a cream head. Nose is tart, lightly acidic, wood, and faint alcohol. Nice palate, wood, brandy, cherries, acidic, and a smooth finish.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tonyís Darts Away. Pours a hazed plum-amber color with a finger of khaki head. The aroma is slightly sour, with a hint of vinegar on top of major vinous notes, oak, sweet malts, and berries. The flavor has sweet and tart grapes but leans sweeter and maltier. I didnít get any of the peppery notes I got in the regular version. Medium-bodied, with a malty, vinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Neat beer but I prefer the regular one by an edge.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark nut brown color with a plum tinge and a medium sized foamy tan head that left no lacing. The aroma was dry, bitter and vinegary with a cherry undertone. The flavor was dry and bitter and had a woody bite like Canadian whiskey followed by a vinegar presence and notes of cherry and berry. Long bitter vinegar, oak and cherry finish. Medium body. Odd but interesting.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Carrboro Beverage Co. Pours a clear amber. Weak head. Funky red wine nose with Flemish Red character. Woody, salty, light acetic. Taste is oily, buttery, minerally, sweet cherries, paper. Muted tartness. Not bad. Not a full sour like the nose hints at.
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TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at bottle shop. Word. Pours a garnet brown with small sudsy off white head, light to medium carbonation. Nose is akin to a nice Flemish red, lots of vinous notes from the barrel along with some funky cherry, light leather. Barrel continues to show in the flavor, but itís more muddled and less pronounced than the nose. Candy sugar and dark fruit yeasty sweetness that could be found in the base beer are almost voided out by the barrel character. As a result, the palate is fairly dry. Nice stuff, but this is own Iíd rather just smell than drink.