AirForceHops (2939) - 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 donít know why I taste alcohol in only a 7.5 % beer. Maybe the malt profile is something I donít really care for. As it warmed I cared for it even less. Guess this isnít my thing. And I do enjoy the style... donít 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 (1204) - 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 (8030) - 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 Brawleyís 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 (59) - - 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 (1591) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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 (2085) - 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.
Davhgbrew (925) - 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.
shigadeyo (2973) - 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.
Mep3222 (395) - 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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