Mep3222 (315) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost get a chocolate plum aroma? Sweet and malty. Nice smell. Taste is on the chocolate side, not too sweet or sugary. Full bodied. A very nice dubbel, and very well priced.
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fiercepanda (455) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like dark, cloudy iced tea with a very small white head. The aroma is dried fruit, malt, slightly burnt. The flavor is bready malt, sweet, caramel, and prunes.
Niksko (269) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 floz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a very fine and creamy off white head. Nose is very interesting. Some sweet malt and bread, but also a generic íred wineí nose that Iíve never smelt in a beer. By íred wineí I mean red fruit. Also, some nice banana and peach esters. Really tasty. Starts off very clean, with some right plum and raisin, some bread and clove. Finish is quite toasty, and very pleasant. Very interesting.
demmbonz (451) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750ml into a chalice. Nice tan head that remains for the length of the consumption. Nice fruity yeasty thing going on as expected but just a little more bitter than expected.
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with a puff of tan head. Aroma has notes of very ripe red apple, and bread, not entirely unlike apple pie. Taste is fairly down the middle with oxidized dubbel notes, and an aftertaste of artificial sweetener (not that I think they used one). $4/12.7 oz
Ed5388 (1734) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours an amber/brown color beer with a moderate tan head that settles fast. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, sweet malt, and yeast. Taste follows the nose with some dark fruit, spice, some hints of chocolate, and yeast.
Beergeek23322 (2041) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 2011. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Dark brown color with a beige head. Dark fruit, malt and spice aromas. Some sweetness when you take the first sip. Complex and balanced.
ROGUE (2086) - 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.
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/13/2011: Sierra Nevada Ovila Dubbel... Aroma: Candi sugar, ripe dark fruits; tinge of cherry cola and leather. Appearance: Big pop on the cork; brown color with a golden hue - maybe red-orange; foamy beige head. Flavor: Malty and fruity; good sugar level; caramel. Palate: Medium in body; good carbonation; smooth, but needs more body Overall: Drinkable, but lacks depth; too young maybe?
1 pt 9.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle (Alc 7.5% by Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #483 for this beer.
Davhgbrew (887) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Was excited about this one because of the nice package and I usually have no complaints w/ Sierra Nevada brews, but maybe I got a bad bottle cause this one just isnít special..or even good. Poured w/ absolutely no head (Iím aware it couldíve been my pouring skills) a flat murky brown. Aroma of fruit, alcohol, and light spice. Almost no carbonation on the tongue, which makes me think I got a bad bottle again, but it doesnít taste gone bad which confuses me. Taste is moderate to low body w/ malt, alcohol, caramel, and spice flavors. Iím afraid to buy another bottle that I might pour down the drain, but maybe Iíll get around to it one day. Original rate 1.8..08/10/13..Re-rate-.......So it was definitely a gone bad bottle. Luckily Total wine allowed me to exchange for a new one. Aroma of alcohol and prunes. Still hardly any head even w/ a brisk pour. Muddy dark brown color. Flavor is sweet w/ brown sugar and molasses. The alc is present but no overpowering. Mild carbonation. Flavors of yeast, nuts, caramel, smoke, and prunes. Nicely done brew and Iím glad I gave it another shot.