snoworsummer (2949) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Bruery. Pours clear reddish copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like watery milk chocolate, toasted malt, and a hint of dried fruit. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like peanuts, chocolate, and toasted malt.
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lighter all around than expected for an 8% dubbel. lightly bready, sweet and spiced. good, but underwhelming.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. Nice clear deep amber. Aroma of chocolate, cookies and some dark fruits. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, some cookies, fruitiness, a bit of spiciness and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the Bruery tasting room. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Dark fruits, some chocolate, and some yeastiness.
DesertDevil (618) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 32-oz. growler. The rather typical dubbel nose features cocoa powder, banana esters, light plums, yeasty raisin, brown sugar, pie dough, and cinnamon. Clear dark copper in color; no head. Malted chocolate is the main flavor, followed by dark plums, a touch of cloves, molasses, and faint vanilla, all capped by a minor herbal tone and the tiniest hint of mint. Somewhat watery body. Just OK.
thome50 (1181) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Bruery. Pours a deep black with no head. Aroma is slightly coffee and chocolate forward. Taste is way more Scotch barrel and pette. Loads of this. It really seemed barrel aged. Not in my favorite way.
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant reddish purple in color... Slightly vegetable aroma, Belgian malts, yeast, hint of cherry... Flavor is thin and boring, light Belgian malts, hint of cherry and vanilla, nothing on palate... Barely anything there
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Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of bready malt, earthy yeast, cherry and vanilla. The finish is chocolate malt and fruity yeast. Decent overall.
ineedbeer (1013) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bruery.
Aroma has a lit of dark fruit and yeast notes with some lighter phenolic character. Toasted bread, toffee and caramel are all very present. An odd, peanut butter like nuttiness. Faint chocolate and non existent vanilla.
Pours a clear copper amber with a tan head that recedes quickly to the edges. Light lacing and medium legs.
Flavor is medium sweet with moderate nuttiness including peanuts. Some dark fruit notes and light phenolics. Moderate toffee and caramel. Light chocolate but no vanilla.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a weird beer with a bit of an odd peanut character. Light chocolate but pretty much no vanilla. Good dark fruit notes and light phenolics.
DedicatedToFun (3589) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel and vanilla, nice.