keepersj12 (3058) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a lacing tan head. Quiet nice looking. The aroma has caramel, roast malt and some wood. The flavor is similar but a bit too sweet for me. The booze is nowhere to be found, rich and warming.
NikkTwist (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Draft at Moriartys. Pitch brown pour (darker than a Dubbel) with a large foamy head that left some unusual fizzy marsmallow lace. Clean medium-dark malt flavors. Some red fruits. Some burnt caramel. Bit of coffee and chocolate. Coke syrup. Otherwise complex notes, though they a bit shallow. Little thicker body than most dark ales. Update: Have had this a few times now and beginning to like it more than I did at first. Finding it with a creamier mouthfeel. Nice semi-dry finish for a malty dark ale.
Capa (2616) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby with a firm head. Aroma is dark fruits, candied malts, toffee, raisin. Mouth is much more creamy than expected. A light carbonation bite but mostly smooth, thick, creamy. Flavor is dark, ripe fruit, candied sugar malts, toffee, and just a hint if alcohol in the finish. Highly enjoyable brew. The 9% is well hidden, which meant I drank it a bit faster than I would normally have. Very good. (Firkin)
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured a very dark brown with thin head and lacing. Dominated by candi sugar. Notes of dark fruit, molasses. Pretty boozy.
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown with hints of ruby, beighe white head. Very complex nose - Toffee, dried fruits and a hint of pine. Taste is much the same with a medium bitter grapefruit that persists through the finish. Very good.
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin Pour .... Dark brown pour almost black tan creamy head .... aroma of dark fruits and belgian candi sugar and sweet malts .... taste of dark fruits and belgian candi sugar little chocolate and sweet malty taste cherries as well, with a malty dark fruity finish ... a good combo with more dubbel qualities a great brew ... abv hidden well
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and muddy pour in glass. Extremely sweet ale. Too much molasses and brown sugar. Rated 4/5/03
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown wit a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, light spice. Tastes sweet and cherry like with some spicy hints on the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 02/21/2004
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
Appearance: dark brown,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: slightly tart flavor
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tad tart with alcohol apparent, and fleeting sweetness. To address the previously stated idea that the sourness is an unintentional feature of Yards’ bottling process, I will say that I’ve had it straight from a keg at the brewery, and it still tastes that way.