elbernays (1555) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2017 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage, 12 oz bottle from Happy Harry’s in Grand Forks, ND. Dark brown pour with chunks of yeast floating in the beer. Guess I should have shouldn’t have poured quite so vigorously. Two finger, eggshell colored head. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Flavor is sweet, dark fruit and a bit malty. Finish is tangy and slightly hoppy.
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 (220) - 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 (7) - - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Dark and complex ale. Lots of malty sweet flavors. Some hints of chocolate. GlennHendry (467) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Complex and tasty. Spices, dark fruits, dark fruits, and brown sugar. Smooth with a full body. thepatrickman (1369) - Jevington, 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 (1121) - 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 (1616) - 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. kathouse (1914) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Clear light brown with orange tints. Sweet aroma of candies and raisins. Body is light and sweeter than I would expect. Light spice with a lingering finish. Luvystypotables (1994) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Aroma of prunes, raisins and malt, pours a cloudy reddish brown color. Heavily carbonated. A full bodied feel a boozy malt taste with notes of plums and prunes.