Slipstream (2197) - USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Theresa’s. Fairly thin for the style, with flavors of brown sugar, figs, bread, and a bit of yeast. An average dubbel.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured amber-brown with a medium-sized but quickly dissipating light tan head. Aroma and flavor struck me as more of a mildly sour ale than a dubbel. Mildly tart cherries and prunes, a mild yeastiness. A bit thin, I thought, but quite refined. Light mouthfeel (particularly for a dubbel).
thirdeye11 (5746) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy amber ruby, lasting fine tan head. Nose of raisin, dark fruit, cream. Oats. Taste of oats, raisin, smooth, light alcohol, nice lingerX very well carbonated.
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown body with large tan head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light caramel, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some caramel, light wood. Medium body, slightly watery.
presario (4836) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure I like the way Generaal talks in the 3rd person in the brewer tasting notes. Sounds like George Castanza. The Generaal is not happy if served too cold. Found fresh bottles on a beer store shelf. Amazing what you see if you keep your eyes open. "I’’ve lost my sight, but not the vision" Yeasty sludge left in the bottle. Nice foam on dark copper. Big chocolate waffer aroma. Lots of chocolate, choclate waffer, Belgian chocolate, cold hot-chocolate. Very drinkable desert.
patricks110 (1971) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A gorgeous pour with a dark Burgundian body, a sparkling carbonation at first with a thick and fluffy beige head. The nose is sweet, candied brown sugar, raisin, caramel, and a sweet taffy throughout. A bit of an odd fruity nose that I can’t quite place. Rather sweet and candied with molasses and brown sugar, prune, raisin and cherries. A beautiful caramel and toasted roasted malts. A bit odd and astringent on the finish though. Great brew!
jaghana (4493) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with medium head. Nose has dark malt notes as well as an oude brun touch. Aroma is is on sweet caramel, dark malt, lot of fruit, red fruit, prune, light acidity, wood, chocolate, light burnt notes, cherry, good !
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date: September 09, 2012
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big tan head, sudsy lace
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, rich ripe fruits, chocolate and candy caramel
Overall: sweet rich and fruity flavor, lots of dark fruits enhanced by the eatery sweetness, low balancing phenols, chocolate add richness and depth
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
hayduke (3583) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A draft pour at THE LOCA:L beer bar in Eureka, CA. . Pours a dark ruby with brown mixed in with a large and robust tan head leaving good lacing. Nose is of ripe dark fruit. Medium in body with a well carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is rich with chocolate along with the fruit which tastes like plums and raisins. The finish is dry and not too sweet. This is a very tasty beer, and exceptionally easy to drink.
sonnycheeba (4148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours murky brown with thin beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts, heavy dark fruit (figs, dates, cherries), booze, grassy hops, and yeast. Flavor is sweet malt forward with good dark fruit esters and hops (light bitterness); oak and faint booze undertones with a slightly bitter finish.Med/full body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.