merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Brown/Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Dark Plum, Raisins, Sweet Malts, Boozy
T: Raisins, Sweet Plums, Boozy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Boozy, Mildly Sweet
Overall, very sweet and boozy, especially for a dubble...good but not great.
radio_nowhere (816) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking 12.7oz bottle into Trappist glass, rusty brown color with creamy tan head. Aroma of candy sugar, molasses, dark dried fruits (raisins, plums) and bread. Taste adds spices (clove, pepper), caramel, chocolate, nuts, fruit (grapes, green apples) balanced with earthy/herbal hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy, smooth with malty toasty finish. Pretty complex and delicious.
conway (1426) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours fizzy dark copper with a thin dissipating tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and a hint of vanilla. Taste is lots of raisin. Kind of buttery, maybe infected. Hard to say. Medium fizzy palate. Not bad but I'd like to try it again and see if this bottle is off.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle from Hampton Falls Village Market in Early summer. Deep brown color with a thin ring of head in the tulip. Nose of dark malts; raisins, plum Belgian yeast and molasses. The flavor is mostly the same as the aroma with a mineral type note and for some strange reason I also get alcohol notes. I don’t know why I taste alcohol in only a 7.5 % beer. Maybe the malt profile is something I don’t really care for. As it warmed I cared for it even less. Guess this isn’t my thing. And I do enjoy the style... don’t know.
rockyclark1 (6) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much head. Sweet and smooth, but I'd prefer more complexity in flavor. Overall, a good beer, but not great
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Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (Side note - the cork was really in there). Deep ruby brown with a beige head. Strong fruit and bready aromas. Toffee, caramel, candi and fruit. Slightly bitter malty aftertaste. Hint of alcohol at the end as well.
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Brawley’s with a little bit of age on it. Pours a dark berry color with a large frothy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of bready malts, toffee, spice, caramel, dark fruits, earth, mild hops. The taste is bread, spice, toffee, herbal hops, dark fruits, a bit of dark chocolate. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice. Nice beer.
PattyBat (61) - - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into chalice. Dark amber/hazelnut in color with a light tan head. Smells of caramel alcohol and spices. Malt, pepper, spice and caramel on the tongue. Very solid dubbel.
UDBeernut (1712) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cherry wood red with slight murk. nose of light cherrys, yeast, caramel. taste contains these elements with gentle sweetness. body is solid.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a three finger fluffy tan head that falls to a cap. Aromas are light, with sweet malts and caramel, dark fruits and spices. Taste opens up a bit more than the aroma with lots of malty/caramel sweetness and some fruitiness too. Clove like spice and fruity esters provide a nice Belgian yeast profile. Moderate carbonation and an extremely smooth, creamy mouthfeel.