thorongil2 (1491) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear dark amber colour with small brown head; faint aroma of stewed fruit and flowers; balanced flavour wth long light bitter finish
SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tap Root Beer and Mead Social: Poured a dark brown with a bubbly off white to beige head. Aroma is strong dark fruits, malts, and spice. Taste is very malty and toffee with raisin/plum dark fruit, livened up with some spice. A nice example of a Abbey Dubbel.
hombrepalo (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8oz pour at Humpys. Pours brown with tan head. Plums, caramel, candy. Medium creamy body. Moderately sweet with low bitterness. Nice.
jsquire (3663) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the ’12 GABBF. Black beer with a whispy beige head. Nose of molasses and a little tar. Flavors of chocolate, coco puffs and spices. Nice light mouthfeel. Very interesting beer.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan foam. Big rootbeer, belgian spicy yeast, molasses, toffee aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Lightly sweet, earthy molasses flavors with toffee, belgian spice, rootbeer--almost a Quad
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cafe Amsterdam. Deep dark amber with a small head. Aroma is heavy spice, zesty yeast, burnt sugar and bread. Flavor of earthy belgian yeast, dark caramel and toffee and some zesty spices. Medium body with active carbonation and a dry mouth feel. About as spicy as I like a beer, lots of yeast and caramel flavors. Nice.
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABBF 2012. Almost black, beige head. Aroma of Starbucks. Taste is similar. Light to medium body. OK.