mjg74 (2483) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown color, loooks kind of like a coke color. Sweet yeasty aroma, lots of dark fruit. Very rich right up front. Thick roasted dark fruit flavors. A touch of yeastiness. Finish is hoppy bitter. Slightly sour. Alcohol is very well hidden. Fairly spicy as well. Very tasty.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is belgian yeast and spices. Silght caramel aroma as well. Taste is much the same. Sweet toasty malt and spices. Palate is light and bubbly. Easier palate than the appearance would suggest. Finishes bitter and dry. Nice.
MIBRomeo (2536) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks filtered kind of crimson brown w a small tan head ok lacing
Aroma is nice rich & fairly mellow sweet carmels belgian yeasts clove some l peppers
Pal is well coated nice carb
Reminded my of a weisenbock light carmels touch of under ripe bananna some smoked wheat
Thanks to Blake for sharing.
kevie999 (3) - chino, California, USA - JUN 26, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good beer. Taste of sweetness with a hint of saltlyness. One of the best beer I have tasted.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks IrishBoy. The beer pours to a very dark brown body. Thin fizzy off-white head. Red hue to the body. The aroma is sweet candi sugar, green raisins, dark brown sugar. The flavor is very dark sugar. Notes of bubblegum, dark malt. The palate is tart. Medium bodied.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color, small off white head. Aroma is strong banana, very strong fresh banana. Flavor is a banana chocolate split with some clove and other standard spices sitting atop. Thinking weizenbock more than dubbel.
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
alcohol and other esthers leaping from the snifter. almost gray thin head. smooth in the mouth, expansive in aroma, softly sulphur, fizz of hops. why am I drinking this on a hot day? sour cherries. saving one for 7/7/7
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Pours dark opaque brown with a medium sized creamy tan froth that lingers for a bit. Aromas are medicinal with new leather and smoke. Full nectar with soft and creamy effers. Flavors are fruit filled and strong with malted pine leather and medicine with accents of iodine, raisons, dried stone fruit, melon, botrytis, chewing tobacco, and smoke. The finish has a peachpit bittering with a long medicinal occupation. I like it better as it warmed. This brew needs time in the cellar. I can tell it’s got the right stuff for the long haul. Overall: a complex brew that needs time to develope. It reminds me of an Abt Quadrupel more than an Abbey Dubel. It is very apparent they want this one to be in good drinking condition on dooms day 2012. REVISION 8-6-06 flavors of black unsweetened chocolate are starting to show thru. Becoming more dense and chewy. **REVISED** 9-20-06** Aroma has turned to bubblegum and beef jerkey. I hope all that medicine goes away. **Revised**1-28-2008 It’s really starting to come together. A pronounced chocolate and roasted coffee bean character is emerging nicely. The medicine has left the building.
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Am I allowed to open this yet? Pours brown off the mouth, jet adamant black in the glass. Falling tan head that manages to hang on in reduced form for quite a while. Big dark fruits--plum, prune--on the nose. Molasses sweet attack, with tiny-bubble foamy carbonation on top of a fairly thick body. Sweeter malts and some yeast lurk a bit from the nose through the mid-palate; coffee really stands up in the dry finish. Unique in many ways; well-made, interesting, satisfying. Borderline refreshing, too. Best of many worlds. Great beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2321) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to IrishBoy for this one. Dark brown body, moderate sized head, good lacing. Kinda fun to swirl it, I almost got a hurricane shape. Aroma is darker malts like roast and caramel, hints of coffee and chocolate. Also quite spicy with burnt bananas. Also other darker fruits are present. Overall I thought it was an interesting take on a dubbel, but it lacks refinement.