Beerhunter111 (21993) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017 jb (3311) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet Goose Island versus Founders event. I was a tad disappointed by this one. Dark amber, sickly sweet medicine nose + oranges. Spice + orange marmalade in palate, sweet. Interesting but misses the mark for me, and lacks dimension.
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! 2008 Vintage. A clear orange brown beer with a mid-sized most good lasting off-white head. aroma of dark riped fruits, caramel, oxidized fruits. Taste of dark caramelish malt, riped fruits, raisins, toffee, some wood, good! Erzengel (9092) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2017
2008 vintage. Great smooth mild nose. The beer starts fresh and malty. Very nice smooth with malt and cookies in the back. Refreshing, smooth and mild malty. Nice smooth beer. elbernays (1626) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2017 2009 bottle from McHughs. Bought this a while ago. Might be the oldest beer I?ve had. Pours reddish brown with tan head which disappears. Lots of raisin, Christmas cake, cinnamon, chocolate, soft leather on nose. Smooth sweet date, raisin, cake, some raspberry in flavour. Short wood, earth slight cocoa finish. Delicious beer and a real treat. ghostbeer (230) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Fairly malty. Lovely deep amber color. Noticeable Belgian yeast funk going on. Not unpleasant, though. Complex and some subtle spice. wyatt_rb (4) - - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Dark and complex ale. Lots of malty sweet flavors. Some hints of chocolate.
GlennHendry (487) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Complex and tasty. Spices, dark fruits, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Smooth with a full body. thepatrickman (1409) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle at a share. An excellent example of a really under-brewed style. This nails the sweet, raisin malt and Belgian yeast interplay of some of the best dubbels. Complex and heavy, but worth sipping slowly on a cold night. markducommun (1205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottled 1/14/13, consumed 9/11/16.
Cloudy light mahogany, minimal tan head. Nose of deep molasses, raisin, allspice. Dark fruitiness. Lightly bitter, spicy. Muted, mellow sweetness. Medium to heavy body, creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Long finish. Everything blends together beautifully. Undertone of alcoholic sharpness. This aged remarkably well. Excellent. geologyguy (1632) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 Smells like apples...very nice, taste is very malty and heavy medium sweet...smooth and low hops...some complexity but not crazy amount...finishes like apple cider for a second...but aftertaste isn?t great...kinda bitter...lip smacking...hard to place...Had at Nora’s for D&D Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 8, 2016
2011 bottle. Pours a hazy brown color. Aroma and taste are bready malts, toffee, and brown sugar.