madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, murky brown and a thin to medium light brown head. Great lacing. Nice fruity aroma of plums, apples and a hint of spice. Flavor is mostly the same dark fruits, lots of malt. Mouthfeel is creamy and full. The finish leaves me with a bready flavor in the back of my mouth. Very good beer, I’m looking forward to trying others from this brewery.
thornecb (5496) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours chunky mahogany into a snifter. Aroma of caramel. bread and hay. Medium texture, sticky and lively. Medium finish. Nice.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky hazy brown color with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is of cinnamon,nutmeg,baked apple crisp,plums and malts. Flavor is much the same as the aroma with hints of figs and other dark fruits. Very good but not as good as the 12.
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a thinnish tan head. Nose is stewed apple, fresh dates, malty. Flavor trends toward dark fruit (plums), malt, with rather tasty bitter finish. Not real complex, but very well done and very refreshing.
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Off-white lasting head. Amber body.Fruity malt aroma. Spcy caramel hops flavor.
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with burgundy highlights. Tan head with nice lacing. Aroma of yeast, rich malt, some fruit and spice apparent. Full malty flavor and mouthfeel. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to jimbowood. pours dark brown with a thin off white head. little lacing. aroma is sweet yeasty and fruity though i cant pinpoint any specific fruit as i have had too many beers tonight. mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and enjoyable. and i cant detect any alcohol. taste is sweet fruits malt and yeast. very good.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cinnamon, stewed apple and plum aroma. Opaque dark brown with large head. Sweet plum/prune flavor with a moderate astringent/bitter finish. Flavor not quite a complex as aroma would lead you to believe.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer. A bit more mainstream than I was expecting, not being a regular drinker of Belgian Strong Ales. Beautiful dark copper body with some sediment and a nice white head. Flavor of wine, yeast, and alcohol, complex and subtle. Very smooth.
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one solid dubbel (or strong ale, whatever). Strong and spicy, it has some coriander perhaps and other great stuff. Worth trying. Caramel at the end.