nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BACK INTO TICKING after a long hiatus - BOOM!!!! On tap at ChurchKey. Hazy dark chestnut brown with a one finger tan head. Oxidized but nice raisin and dark fruit aroma with prune and fit. Nice flavor despite some cardboard - medium sweetness with smooth roast, dark fruit, licorice, and malt balls. Medium-full body with a slick smooth palate and medium-low carbonation. Not that epic, but epic that I ticked it. BOOM!
Chudwick (2542) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter - pours dark amber with offwhite head. Nose is just like the 06.06.06 I just had. Flavor is vinous. Honestly this is just like the 06.06.06 I just had.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma vs the taste on this beer is what has me at ends. The aroma is spicy with some caramel notes while the taste brings out a merlot quality, sweet with a grape type flavor, completely changing my expectation of the beer. Maybe that is contributed to the age. Mind blowing.
deekyn (1428) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours murky darker caramel orange brown. Little to no head. S - very grainy, barley, dark dried fruits, peppers, cinnamon, candied sugar, toffee, notes of tiramisu . M - medium bodied. Relatively simple palate. Sticky sweet no carb lingering lightly bitter grasses. T - sticky grainy up front, grains, dry dog food. Sticky caramel maltsand pepper on the palate. Lingering lightly bitter grassy malty end with notes of bread and over ripe bananas, scones, corriander. O - pretty good dubel 3.7
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Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at church key in DC. Pours a hazy brown with a creamy off white head. Mild cinnamon aroma. Creamy mouth feel with toasted malts and baking spices. Spices dominate the finish.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at Lizardville RR its a lighter colored beer than i expected and quite thin in the palate the spice has definitely faded and it tastes like an old belgian
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from tap at Brouwers in Seattle, leftover from Vertical Epic night. Deep woody brown. Rosy apple, sappy wood. Syrupy wood with right carbonation, grape/apple juiciness. Some off-bitter aftertaste. Dryness is odd. Interesting at least.
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Brouwer's, 12/12/12. Light brown/red appearance, head dissipates quickly to ring. Aroma is old dubbel (dark fruits, ester, stale bread). Taste is ... hollow. Surprisingly moderate carb, short dry finish. Oldest beer I've ever consumed, and it feels like it - it was my first of the night, and not inspiring.
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Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, CK. Deep dark hazy brown with a thinnish light tan head. Lots of sweeter dark fruit aromas, some yeastiness, touch of sugar, and some slight oxidation is apparent. Flavor packs in toffee, dark fruits, and very much leans to the sweeter side of things. Medium silkier body. Not bad.
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for 12/12/12. Dark cola brown. Dark fruit, allspice, maybe some nutmeg. Warmth from spices covers a slightly tinny note. The aroma is nice, but I’m not too impressed by this one.