patricks110 (2428) - 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 (5523) - 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 (10883) - 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 (4948) - 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 (5146) - 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.
GuldenHoeck (11) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Koffiecreme schuim, rood bruin van kleur , mooi fruit en kruiden in het aroma. Eerste smaak doet een beetje ijzerachtig aan maar verdwijnt snel voor een afdronk van caramel en een beetje fruit. Mooi bittertje op het einde.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at BCTC. Light dark brown maroon. 1 finger head. Orange wheat and some spices. Pretty sweet but an overall weak scent and taste. "spiced lager" is what friends called it. Not a fan of this overall. The sweetness and spices were dominating.
MaartenRF10 (1870) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, hazy. Light brown head. very nice, well-balanced
Dubbel. Rate is somewhat cheesy, some dark fruit, distant chocolate, something funky. Nice one.
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark garnet with a thick lasting tan head. Aroma is raisin bread and caramel. Taste is raisin, caramel, and dough with some hop bitterness and a hint of alcohol. Creamy texture. Very nice dubbel.
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured and hazy. Has a nice malty aroma, lots of different bread-notes and grain. Light acid too. Sweet flavor, light chocolate, more dark bread, light to moderate bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.