UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found this on a weekend in Jersey. Huge brown clamp-top bottle, perfect for homebrewing. Pours a thick milky brown, with a slightly tan white head. (You have to pour fairly vigorously to generate a decent sized head.) Aroma is very authentic. Fruity and estery. Flavor is very sweet and smooth, with hints of banana, grape, a bit of dry nuttiness, and a little plum. Very full bodied, almost thick. Tastes of caramel malt, with a touch of roastiness. An interesting style unto its own. I’d easily buy this again.
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had a small draft of the Trubbel. With an ABV of 9.6% I was surprised how well the high alcohol tasted was hidden. Aroma was strong, initially I had a "raisin" taste in my mouth, and some hop bitterness. It’s a big beer, worth sampling.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer from Yards was a very interesting brew, it had a dark Mahogany colored brew with a tint of red. It has a brownish/tan foam head. But then we get to the taste. It had fruitish smells of pineapples and oranges. But the taste satisfied the most advanced beer drinker. It has a complex smokey taste that has has the hint of fruits with a hint of hoppiness. It is a good beer with a good after taste, it is defintly worth the money.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hmmm, i was quite high when tasting this brew so my rating may be a little off. I did love this brew. It was very dark in color. Not much head. Very sweet and chocolate. I had the 1 liter bottle, i liked that!
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on cask: first impression was very sweet. It went well with to food we had, but I can’t imagine drinking one whole.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full dark and syrupy w/ a rich white head. At first I thought it was excellent, displaying corriander and a strong sugary taste. But over time it came to annoy me. Was like drinking maple syrup. A nice initial taste, smell, and look but it didn’t last.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, GABF 02: Sweet malty aroma, muddy brown color, very smooth. Ends slightly sweet. Alcohol not noticeable.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty damn good, one of my favorites at the GABF. Sweetish, "purple" tasting beer.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very good shot at a dubbel. Hits hard with a 9.2 abv, but over a pretty boring, yeast-dominated body. Ends with an almost cloying, lightly bitter palate.