davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Racked on: April ’12, No. 003. 750 ml into a Chimay goblet. I purchased this in Frederick, MD over the summer. Roughly 8 months old at this point.
A - Pours a clear but dark brown/red body. Fizzy one finger light tan head forms and disappears for some thick edging. Solid amount of lacing.
S - Plums and raisins, brown sugar, alcohol heavy yeast, caramelized banana, molasses and copper pennies. Not very well integrated.
T - Caramelized dark fruits lead into some bready malts. Brown sugar and spices with a mineral finish. Rich and earthy.
M - Perfect level of silky carbonation, medium bodied. Clean finish with some lingering yeast esters and alcohol burn.
O - Not a bad dubbel at all. A bit weak compared to the Belgians, but it does manage to capture some nice flavors and aromas. Awfully hot for a 7.6% beer. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Racked on April ’12, NO 003. Cloudy brown with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, dark fruits, some earthiness, lighter nuts, and lighter maple syrup. Tastes of dark fruits, maple syrup, caramel, and some candi sugar. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
From the September 2012 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a nut brown color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet cherry, berry, sugar and a touch of vinegar. The flavor was tart and dryish with a hint of caramel, nutty malts, faint cherry and anise. Long dry, malty anise and cherry finish. Medium body. Ok. ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 9/9/12
RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Aroma: The nose is sweet malts/dark fruit, cherry, with some yeast and spice
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-purple color, with an average-sized beige head
Flavor: The taste is rather sweet as well, mostly fruity flavors, a little nutty, and a mild hop finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, it feels a little creamy, slightly cloying, and a little bit sticky
Very solid beer from Flying Dog, but a little too sweet/cloying for my tastes. I still enjoyed it, but as I kept drinking it that cloying feel overpowered the beer a bit. Solid, but probably could have been better.
C&C’s bottle. Pours light brown is a big cream head that dissipates fast. Not much carbonation. Tones of acetone here. Flavor is almost all butter. No belgian characteristics here, no fruit, no yeast, and really no maple syrup. Ugh. Flying Dog strikes (out) again.
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a muddy brown color with a large but short lived light tan head. The nose has a good dose of caramel, bread, and spice. The flavor has a bit of wood, caramel, plastic, artificial cherry, and a bit of yeast. The flavors don’t blend well together. Medium bodied but dull and flabby on the tongue with weak carbonation and an astringent finish. Mouthfeel is not very good and the flavor follows suit. This one is definitely a miss. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
tap at smoke and Barrel in DC. notes of brandy kissed dough, caramel, anda touch of maple. light plummy twang. okay, but not really my thing. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Taster at Flying Dog on 7/5/12. Deep red pour with off white head. Dark fruit nose. Med to full body with dark fruits and rich caramel malts. Sweet finish. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
An amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a grainy sweet caramel malt, lightly nutty, so-so. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with grassy nites, oily mouthfeel, light Belgian hops, a bit cloying. On tap at R&H, June 30, 2012. BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2012
a strange brew with little flavor in the mid palate or beyond and a sense of caramel creme fruit thruout. a little slick in the body and some sweetness as well as malt but really somewhat barren with perhaps a sense of nut but hey i really didnt feel it.