Emeister84 (2029) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of red wine, toffee, dry berries, and vanilla. Hazy brown with orange-gold highlights, head is off-white with good retention. Tastes slightly sweet, with flavors of port wine. Medium-full bodied, good carbonation, and finishes with dry, fruity notes.
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown with a light beige head. Medium bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a long lightly sweet finish. Taste is raisins, caramel, brown sugar. Yum.
Benzai (13612) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [from trade with abitker, thanks!] shared with friends. Nice red-brown color with a dark red glare and an average sized white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is a bit faint apart from a clear bourbon touch. Taste malts, sweetish, bourbon, caramel, slight candy sugar. Don’t get the red wine influence. Medium body and carbonation. Quite pleasant. Nice.
SHIG (4500) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a caramel brown with tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. Nice booze dry dark fruit.
jb (2898) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from one stop. Was skeptical to see a top 50 dubbel not from Belgium. The look and nose seem right on. Hazy, red orange, some head retention and lace, not tons. Nose is heavily cherries with a bit of yeasty spiciness. Tart, crisp, start. Yeast and apples blasts you a bit but in a great way and do not overwhelm. Then it just fades out gracefully. Yes really good, but not like a dubbel when the drinking part starts.
weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped $18 poured into a Trappist glass. Opaque medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is slightly fruity dark malt, medium body, medium soft carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is fruity (light raisin) dark malt, some earthiness, and some red vineous. Overpriced for me.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CC bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy muddy brown with tan head, Nose was earthy malt, assertive oak, vinous fruit, fig. Tastes rich, hefty and complex on the palate, with big oak, viney fruit, earthy yeast, and a complex finish.This one is great.
leinielover (31) - - JAN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a bomber brought back from Sacramento. Brown sugar, bourbon, smoke. This is a fabulous beer. Pours dark, opaque. No head. No lacing. Shared with friends.
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RRistow12 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy dark ruby brown with off white head. Aroma is dark fruit and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet with a little alcohol taste. A little thin on the mouthfeel. Flavors of plums, raisins, caramel, maple syrup, red wine, earthy notes. Overall above average for an dubbel.
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BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours murky dark brown with a small, tight bubbled beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is rich malt, dark fruits and bready notes, earthy hops, and soft vinous notes. Flavor is sweet dark fruit and rich malt with light earthy hops and bitterness, vinous notes, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at the Mills River brewpub. This batch is 8.5% abv with 14 IBUs. Looks good; a mostly transparent copperish orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells of dark fruit, vanilla, and oak alongside mild notes of Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.