bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At the brewery before the penn state Wisconsin game. Go Penn State. Pours a see through dark red color with no head on it. Smell is sweet dried fruit and anise ( not really a fan of anise). Taste is sweet and the anise comes through, boooooo. Not really for me but I had not problem finishing the sample size.
Dogbrick (8965) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly hazy brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and caramel. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, plums and earthy yeast. The finish is fruity with a spicy yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
DrSilverworm (7790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz on tap at the brewpub. Mostly hazy dark red, slight brown color to it. Nice thin khaki head, decent bits of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Some caramel malt, bigger dark fruit, light spiciness to the aroma. Some belgian yeast and candy sugar. Moderate spicy taste, moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light bit of heat. Some raw grain in the finish. Solid american dubbel.
notalush (5172) - 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 (1879) - 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 (3582) - 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 (479) - 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 (435) - 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 (4876) - 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 (2822) - 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.
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.