Crit (3943) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Archer: Brown, lasting tan head.Rich malt nose.More yeast than malt in the taste,undesireable for the style. Slightly tinny. Not a great effort.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown under a fleeting beige head. Aroma was sweet, some brandy notes, brown sugar, pear, spices. Watery texture, medium bodied. Flavor was moderately sweet, fruity, spicy, and a warm alcohol feel. Better than the triple.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark Burgundy colour with lingering thin tan head. roasted malt nose. watery thin light malt taste with slight sour finish.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - APR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sweet, caramelly, malty nose with typical American hop notes. Taste is mainly chocolatey with fruity notes like figs, but also citrus fruity notes, especially grapefruit. I like those hop flavours. Ends in a medium-bitter chocolatey finish.. I really like this beer. It´s more american strong ale than dubbel to me, but that actually doesn´t matter, as it´s delicious. Thanks to yogi_beera and pivo for sending me this one.
ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I missed the traditional cork and caged enclosure common to this style, but little else in this 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle disappoints. It pours clear, deep reddish-copper, with a largish tan-colored, quickly dissolving head; lacing was average. The malty, banana-like and fruity ester aroma hints at the flavors to come. A creamy and sweet malt initial palate quickly develops caramel, orange citrus and clove spice flavors in this full-bodied strong beer. The finish is relatively short, and adequately hopped, but the beer might be improved by some bottle conditioning.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet, malty aroma. Dark brown color, like very strong tea. Head quickly dissipates. Fairly strong flavor with caramel, hints of clove in the body, maybe molasses. Some coffeelike bitterness at the end. Definite yeasty notes, but not as cidery as some dubbels
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant mahogany brown color with a foamy tan head that evaporates over time. Malty sweet aroma tinged with hops. Level malty start with a ping of hops at the end that lingers long enough to make you want another sip. The palate is rather simple though, the flavor doesn’t change over time-- not alot of complexity to it.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
alcohol was well hidden brown in color, slim tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Intially a sweet taste that seemed a mix of fruits and vanilla. Finished with a spicy bite.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep but clear brown w/ a tan head. Somewhat loose lacing. Aroma of dark dried fruits, prunes, plums, raisins, candy, cloves, vanilla and more. A little light on the CO2. Body is med. heavy. Alcohol is well hidden but there certainly some phenols in there. Med. sweetness. Slightly oxidized flavors but they generally reflect the aroma with an added red apple flavor. Tasty yet their are some things missing. Maybe could use a little less alcohol and some bottle conditioning. Good but kinda misses the mark.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Much better beer than the triple. Dark fruit and marzipan notes with candy sugar and maple notes. Good spice with a hint of herbs, rosemary?
Poor head retention, clean finish. needs a little longer conditioning, I would guess.