crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Profiles more or less as a straightforward dubbel. There is a medicinal quality that appears toward the finish that detracts a bit from the overall experience, but still a good brew.
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery - medium amber with a light haze - this one has some potential, but is far too sweet and alcoholic - there are some nice notes of plum and toffee, along with some spicy phenolics, but a sugary sweetness washes these out and the alcohol heat in the finish is a bit much.
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour - really nice nose on this one, permeating the table (maybe I’m just extra thirsty). Served in a pretty big chalice glass. A bit disappointed, they have the Apple Brandy version listed on their menu but don’t expect to tap it until the weekend - WTF? This may taint my rating. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma and the taste. Just a hint of booze in the finish. Nice spice character from the Belgian yeast as well. Nice.
kaser (2498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruit and syrup aroma. Deep honey and wheat taste. Dark amber pour. This was poured from a keg at vintage brewing in Madison, WI.
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it at on tap Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a clear brown hue, with a light head. Heavy Belgian malt aroma and the ginge and anise really pop out with this beer.
ChiGuy68 (393) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Vintage.a dark hazy amber with a thin head. Spiced fruit and the taste of malt.
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nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Vintage. Amber-brown body, steady beige head. Warm fruit tinged Belgian yeast notes, raisin, toffee. Has a nice doughy, soft carbonation, overall mouthfeel is great. A pretty solid effort, true to style. Vanilla amber malt fruit tones, but really well balanced and grounded in the smooth, clean base malts. Well done, great Stateside Dubbel.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Draft at the brewpub. Fruity and roasty with a good dose of caramel. Not super complex but very drinkable.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vintage. Poured medium orange with a short off-white head. The aroma was sweet with dark fruits and raisins leading.. cloves and white peppery alcohol were quite strong.. some vanilla too.. maybe a bit disjointed, but interesting. The flavor found mostly sweet, darker fruits at the core, along with a little toffee.. ginger, cloves, white pepper, and banana essence around.. finished spicy and hot. Medium-plus bodied and too aggressive on the palate.. seems like they tried to do too much here.
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with an off white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of dark grain and raisin with a bit of anise and dark fruit. Flavor begins with sweet gains and dark frui with some alcohol and raisin in the finish.