Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Light brown, hazy. Slightly plummy, bubblegummy aroma with hints of brown sugar. Fairly thin, but with some smokey notes. Vague plum and a fairly sketchy alcohol finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
341ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear nut-brown body with a small beige head that wholly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some raisin, vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, raisin, light vinous/alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
2009 bottle: A huge surprise! A reddish brown ale with a thick dissipating dark brown head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt with dark fruits, light molasses. In mouth, a dense sweet maple caramel malt with loads of sweet coffee, vanilla, vinous character. After almost 4 years, this one is superb! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
Glouglouburp again on the nice Canadian beer!! Nice brown pour wtih a light tan head. Aroma is full of caramel, fruit, yeast and some raisins. Flavor is sweet and fruity with smoe nice background hops. Some graham cracker notes and a hint of tartness rounded this out well. Very good. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2008
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Plovmand (8316) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
A basket full of raisins, dates, dried cranberries and cherries is doused in cocoa and able caramel, before earthy yeast and roasted malts seal this Dubbel’s finale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam dissipates atop the cloudy, brown-laced blood red.
-Alcohol is not much of a factor in the flavor profile.
-Roasted malt bitterness is light and achieves enough dryness to cut through the plump body.
-The flavor profile is not super complex, but it is very enjoyable nonetheless.
-Carbonation is levelled and the body quite round, making for a valiant mouthfeel for the style.
-A green malt character (Frontenac?) is found alongside the yeast.
Bottle from TheJester. Thanks a bunch!! Brewed 2009. Wow this beer is good! It pours dark brown with a medium long lasting creamy tan head. The aroma has loads of ripe dark fruit, black berries, sweet toasted caramel, light tobacco, light chocolate and port. The flavour is overripe fruit, light chocolate, light roast, light licorice, caramel and dark mollasses. Long dark fruity finish. Wow this is a fantastic brew indeed! TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est bourgogne. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de raisins avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de raisins en arrière goût. (Rating #2149) blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
My bottle (341ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o Viper666. Pours a murky dark ruby-brown with a large mostly-lasting creamy tan head -- looks pretty good. Nice aroma of yeast, some alcohol, caramel malt, brown sugar, fruit, herbal hops and more. Sweet, yeasty, fruity flavour along with alcohol and hops -- a nice bitterness to go along with your typical Dubbel flavour. Good body. I really like this. HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep clear ruby with a very large, long-lasting straw-coloured foamy head. Solid roast caramel malt with pear and peach sweetness, lovely yeast and green herbal bitterness in behind. Taste follows, wow that’s grassy-bitter, which really balances the sweetness and the building alcohol presence - quite a lot going on with fruity roast malt and the pungent yeast - an interesting take on the style. Thick, mild carbonation, quite pungent yet sweet on the palate, long bitter linger - trés bien!! Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of deep sweet malt with traces of candi sugar and nice dry raisins with a subtle notes of anise. Taste is more complex then I had expected with loads of maderized sugar and dry raisins with some great notes of candi sugar ad deep caramelized malt. Body is quite full with limited filtration and great carbonation with no signs of alcohol. While I appreciated most offering form this brewer I must admit that this is quite better then I had expected.