cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off, I am by nature a bit of a contrarian- hence I like this beer, despite the poor ratings so far. To judge by the "style", it is undercarbonated and not quite as full in mouthfeel as well as a little slight in fruity esters. But hey, its just beer, and it tastes good. It has a depth and smoothness often missing from many "winter brews". Donít compare this to a classic dubbel- think of it as a tasty amber ale thats great for winter.
ilovedarkbeer (2369) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a foamy taupe colored head. Notes of candi sugar, bubble gum, toffee, and dark fruits. Bit thin
kaser (3321) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour from draft at beer bistro. Off white head. Fruity and blackberry aroma. Taste is kind of sweet but not overly for this style. Liked it much more than expected
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber-brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts), with notes of metal, grape jelly.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
This is supposed to be Belgian-styled, really? Huh. Just smells like a poorly made brown ale...I really donít get any Belgian suggestions from any part of the experience (appearance, smell, etc.). Boring and slightly icky (metal, jelly) odor, flabby and overly sweet in the mouth. This is a bona fide dumper.
Jimmy79 (3) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little fruity. Easy drinking tho. Feels warm. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxzzxxzxxxxx
- via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tricyclist (924) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour of fairly dark amber to brown. Nose is lightl sweet malt and caramel with some figs and dates. Flavor is a little richer with a healthy malt note and some raisins and figs again. Itís not overly spiced from the yeast which is good with me. Not a terrible one.
sturmthis (639) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Brown color with some reddish tint, very little head. Aroma isnít very strong. Taste of sweet candy and dark fruit. Dry finish. Not bad.
Berard (357) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. It's a very visually appealing beer. Rich brown caramel in color with creme colored head that lingers. Spivey aroma like you would expect from the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The trick with this beer is not to think of it as a dubbel, but rather "reminiscent thereof." Am I getting a dubbel-y beer. No. Am I getting a wonderful beer. Yes. Solid dark malt notes. Flavorful beyond its abv. Highly recommended.
rondphoto (2375) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Clear dark amber brown, heavy beige rim head, streaks of lace. Taste is roasted, hard-edged malt that is joined by raisin and earth in the palate, then dark candied fruit and mild hops bring things to a close. Light brew with a harsh edge.
bubblehouse (544) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice winter beer. A little weak on aroma but I havenít been able to smell anything for days.