bbbeer (863) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2016 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a murky chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that had good retention, receding steadily down to a thin film with a medium collar which lasted throughout and possessed excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a dark bread malt and an earthy Belgian yeast with notes of molasses, dark fruit (raisons), licorice, brown sugar, cinnamon, banana and a bit of clove.
The taste was moderately sweet and quite malty with a hint of molasses, dark fruit and licorice from the get go, becoming a bit yeasty with a just a touch of banana and clove midway through and a nice cinnamon alcohol finish. The flavor stuck around for an average duration proceeding the swallow, with a slightly yeasty and dominating cinnamon, clove taste left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a mildly dry yet creamy texture and a effervescent carbonation.
Overall this brew was packed with flavor, lots of creamy sweetness and a strong spicy finish. A very unique and tasty Dubbel
A generalized brown with small tan head. Aroma molasses, malt, dried fruit. Medium body. Flavor is mostly sweet malts and purple dried fruit and there’s a kind of toasty dryness as well. Not bad. Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle shared in Canaan, NH. Vintage 2011. Pours clear amber-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some toast bread, creamy caramel, burnt leaves. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, some ripening berries, mild alcohol, leaves, toffee. Medium to full bodied with average massaging carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, some burnt grains, earth, toffee. Good stuff. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2011. Pours a cloudy dark brown color with white head. Plums, belgian yeast, raisins, caramel, dark fruit aromas. Dark fruit, malty, molasses, brown sugar flavors. A touch of oxidized cardboard, but generally held up pretty good. kevinator (2597) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Found an old bottle and it held up well. Bready aroma with spices like cinnamon and coriander. Normal brown color for the style but this had a good amount of debris, which I attribute to the age on the bottle. Solid flavors of bread, cinnamon, clove and other spice from the yeast. DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle, shared with friends at game night. Hazy medium "nut" brown with a lively beige head. Very nice aroma of estery yeast, raisins and caramel. The palate delivers the same, nice brown sugars, raisins, hints of spice. Very nice dubbel.
hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Rated on 02-04-2012. (Corked and caged bottle, Batch Number/2011-2, Best By Date: 04-2012) When poured, this beer’s appearance is a medium sized frothy, very fizzy beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, yeast. sweet, bananas, spicy, clove, and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet, caramel malt, spicy, cinnamon, and coriander. The mouthfeel of this beer is tingly carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very quaffable beer and the various flavors come together very well. This beer has a cinnamon aftertaste and this beer is worth trying. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3/6/2014. 750ml. bottle. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aromas of dried fruit, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Light spicy flavors with a nice sweetness. Good balance. Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Hard to rate considering bottle was 3.5 years old. It actually stands up pretty well. Molasses was subtle, and very little oxidation occurred from what I could tell. Nice brew. boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a medium sized brownish head. The aroma has brown sugar, cinnamon, some licorice, and maybe a bit of banana. The taste has some drk fruit, a lot of brown sugar, a bit of banana, and slight spiciness. Solid. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle shared at Oxford tasting Nov ’12.
Pours a reddish amber, clear with a large head. Fruity aroma, with molasses and dark bread. Yeasty flavor, with raisin and other dark fruit tending towards sweet , finishes with licorice and light sweetness.