QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured reddish-brown with a small head that dissipated quickly. Has a floral and slight coffee flavor to it. Some heat towards the good-sized finish, but no complaints here. Nice to know Iím the first in Jersey to rate. Of course, I have fairly easy access, but thatís neither here nor there ;)
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.
tekstr1der (370) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure Iím in tune with the Belgian dubbel style-ry, as thatís one of my favorites, and this bears little resemblance. However, itís not bad, whatever it is. Pours a nice dark brown with thin tan head that eventually fades to a ring. Color is very nice, darker than any dubbel Iíve seen. Aroma is its weakest area - very flat, with just slight notes of dark fruit and malt sweetness. Nothing bad, just mild. Flavor is much better than the nose, with a medium-light body delivering some nice plums and raisins without ever being dry or astringent. Fairly smooth mouthfeel and decent finish make this okay. Iíll try again fresher, since I got this at end of season.
nittanyjim (107) - - MAR 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown/red, like an unfiltered apple cider. Sweet, yeasty, fruity nose...not too overpowering. Thick tan head that disappears with lacing after a few minutes. Spices, fruit, slight bittering hops dominate the taste. Nutmeg, weak cinnamon, banana, cloves. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with mild carbonation.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/II/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: III/10/15 or 16 (smudged ink) (2016-163) Thanks to Tim DB for picking me up this bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, creamy beige irregular head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, some banana, hint of mocha. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some alcohol, banana, lots of dried fruits, bit earthy, dark chocolate, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: lots of dried fruits, raisins, banana, caramel, soft sweetness, more chocolate.
tfontana (695) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into tulip pint glass. Aroma is strong dark fruit/apple smell with astringent alcohol like acetone or witch hazel. Appearance is deep red, almost like a sangria, with huge chunks of dark yeast floating about (forgot to withhold last bit in the bottle--díoh!), no sparkle, quickly-fading 1/2 finger-width head to ring of off-white. No lacing. Taste is dark fruit moderate sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with sticky, thick texture, lively carbonation (stings a little) and dry finish. Overall, this certainly gets the fruity end of the taste scale but lack of complexity and deficits in aroma, appearance and palate drag it down.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - FEB 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap nut medium head goid malty note dry fruit fruity
nocciola quasi scura bella schiuma media persistenza buona maltatura frutta secca nocciola fruttato
tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy, dark amber with a very small off-white head. Aroma is spicy with hints of caramel. Taste is spicy and slightly sweet like brown sugar.
crajun (1174) - , Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer - parts of this are outstanding - armoa, color, and some of the taste... more of a winter warmer than dubbel...great aroma of dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar. dirty hazy dark brown sludgy pour. taste better as it warms and some great flavors - doesnít all come together perfectly but worth a couple of bottles.
edwardbass (789) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely like a dubbel. Caramel, dried raisins/figs, sour yeast along with very mild hops bitterness. Fairly warming. Would be better with food as opposed to just on its own, as I tried it.
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper pour from the bottle. Taste is grain, dough, mild citrus, malt and booze. Warm finish. Nice.