BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2017 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, dark ruby red with a thin pillowy head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of kola nuts (Coca-Cola), stone fruit (dried cherry) , and brandy. Taste is sweet, dominated by toasted caramel and chocolate malts. A boozy flavor of cherry is also noticeable, with just a hint of grassiness on the end. Mouthfeel is watery, with a prickle of light carbonation. In sum, a beer that is faithful to the style, but I am unable to taste or recognize most of the "special" ingredients. Not quite as eclectic tasting as many of DFH’s "experimental" beers, but worth a try if you like dubbel ales.
Pours out Cola brown with a little ruby red highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is pit fruit some yeast bread malts and spice. Taste is more of the pit fruit sweetness a bit of spice. hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2017
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a near black with a small sized off white. Roastiness dominates with some chocolate. Lots of roast and burnt malts. highwayempire (21) - North East, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2016
This beer is in my top 5. It’s amazing. It’s refreshing, tasteful, and everything a beer should hope to be. It’s impossible to find but worth the quest. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that’s completely opaque with purplish/plum hues and a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic splotches of lace left behind.
Surprisingly roasty aroma forthe style with a bit of toast, dark chocolate, caramel and coffee bean. This is not overwhelming, however, with subtle earthy hops and a good bit of estery dark fruit notes, notably grape and dark cherry.
Medium bodied and again, has a bit more roast than expected. The experimental ingredients give complexity to a style that can become boring adding a nice balance to the alcohol sweetness and estery dark fruit flavors. Hints of dark chocolate, toffee, oatmeal and subtle coffee bean flavor followed by alcohol, plum, raisin and dark cherry. Kind of like a roasted dark chocolate covered cherry. There’s also some subtle hop bitterness and well masked ABV making this complex beer very easy to drink. Nice experimental beer from dfh for a change. aumentm (750) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This pilsner is so interesting with bits of chocolate and candy. You can grab the hint of coffee and this taste is a treat in the fall.
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle @ ZZTX. Dark amber color.
Nutty, caramelly aroma with a hint of roast. Malty sweet flavor, caramelly and nutty. Some dried figs.
caesar (7398) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy light brown color, short head. Aroma of spicy yeast, bit caramel and chocolate, bit earthy hop. Quite bitter for an abbey dubbel, slight sweet, malty. USA take on an abbey dubbel. Benzai (16928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by MrHangover. Lightly unclear red brown color with a dark red glare coming through. Smell and taste sweetish, lightly malts, raisins, mint. Decent body and carbonation. Hmm not a lot to tell about this one. It’s ok I’d say. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZTX. Aroma is light s. Oke, red fruits, herbal notes. Flavour is red fruits, some malt. LRAB. ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by MrHangover. Brown color with a off-white head. Smells and tastes sweet, dark fruit, mint.