patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours lightly hazy amber and has a dark fruit aroma. The flavor is on the sour side with sweet malt and oak character. It has a bubbly palate and finishes an oaked, sweet and tart taste. Very good.
joergen (19343) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Savoy.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, red wine and oak with notes of glue.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, red wine and spices.
Leini (547) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at a tasting. Hazy dark brown body with Lmost no head at all. Loads of red berries. Pretty sour.
marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Capitol Beer. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a sourish dark malt flavor with a bourbon sensation. A pleasant drink.
joeneugs (2778) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours a deep red/purple color with a disappearing head. The aroma is strong with sour red wine and acetone. A touch of maltiness. The flavor is very alcoholic and mildly tart with brandy notes, acetone, sour plum, raisins. Thin body for the ABV. The finish is a bit more pleasant with more of the tart fruitiness and warming barrel notes. Not really a fan of this one.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a foamy beige head. The nose reminded me of brandy. Sweet beer with caramel and loads of oak and brandy. Seems a bit thin and boozy.
ineedbeer (515) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fairly fruity with lots of prunes, figs, raisins and cherries. Moderate brandy notes with light oak tannins. Light tartness and faint vanilla notes. Some candi sugar and caramel with a light toffee character.
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it then lingers.
Flavor is initially somewhat tart with a lot of fruit character of cherries and plums. The tartness does help balance what would otherwise be a very sweet beer, but I can’t help but wonder if this was intended. Light vanilla and oak character with some alcohol spice in the finish. Some raisin and prune as well with caramel and dark candi sugar. Medium light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall an interesting beer but I am not sure the flavors and aromas are as intended. The tartness does work and balances out the sweetness of a typical dubbel. Lots of fruitiness persists with a light oak and brandy flavor.
swoopjones (5244) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of sierra rep scott, to me dubbel notes were long gone. aged in brandy barrels but tasted like a beaujolais or some other light bodied red wine. very enjoyable, completely different
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated slightly hazy ruby red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was hoppy sweet and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mildly vinous and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
JPDurden24 (1455) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/dark golden pour with an off-white head. Aroma is complex of brown sugar, raisin and toffee. Taste has a little booze with a good toffee flavor, and some vanilla. Very, very good.