Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Pours brown with a lazy tannish head. Smells grassy with some sugary elements. Tastes of molasses, and some fruit, but otherwise one dimensional. Alcohol is well hidden. Somewhat disappointing compared to their other brews.
On opening a second bottle of this one, I find it to be very green (and as such a potential aging candidate). The nose was bananas and bubblegum with some buttery elements suggesting a potential infection. Tastewise, this one was equally unbalanced and one-dimensional. While far from peaking, Iím not sure what this oneís going to gain through aging.
Update 12/16/13: Pours dark brown with a white thin head. Smells of oak, some vinouous notes, dark fruit, figs. Tastes of dark malt, spicy, boozy, some bourbon like elements, semi sweet chocolate finish. Definitely different from what it started out as. Ar: 7 Ta: 8 Ov: 15
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark, a bit red up to the light. good amount of head though itís pretty foamy. smell is totally candi sugar but i love it. in the flavor alcohol jumps at me right away. there was a whole lot going on, but i remember it also being a little too bitter. unexceptional light/medium body.
mjg74 (2910) - 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 (2570) - 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 (3357) - 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 (1059) - 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 itís 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 Itís really starting to come together. A pronounced chocolate and roasted coffee bean character is emerging nicely. The medicine has left the building.