BlackHaddock (6550) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feb 2010: Brown 33cl bottle, drank three days after its best before date. This is gluten free, wheat free ídouble dark beerí.
Dark it is, very dark indeed, a really deep ruby red colour to be truthful, with a tan collar and wisps.
The smells given off where complex and different, chocolate malts and liquorice, then more chocolate, dark chocolate actually.
The flavours were deep and rich, again a mix of chocolate and liquorice.
Good feel to this beer, rich, creamy and full of flavour.
Didnít expect anything as good as this when I bought it, very impressed.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First full dark gluten free ive ever had. Great taste low carbonation. No raunchy bland sorgum taste.
doublebock (558) - California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So this was my first Gluten free beer and it wasnít as bad as I thought it would be. Its certainly unfair to compare this versus other true Belgian dubbels or other dark true beers. Comparing it versus Redbridge would be a better way to rank this. With that caveat, lets get into it.
Pours dark brown with a thick creme colored head. Toasted malt aroma with vinaigrette dressing notes. Flavor of molasses and raisins and red wine.
echoey13 (4) - - APR 6, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís good to see commercially available gluten free beers that are not made with mostly sorghum. The millet and buckwheat add a nutty and chocolate flavor.
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice deep brown with a foamy tan head and lots of lacing. The aroma has some apples and a bit of hops, and the flavor has some more apples and fruit with a sweet and slightly sour aftertaste.
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taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is the best gluten free beer Iíve had - and thatís saying a lot. Iím actually enjoying it. Itís dark with a nice head. A good standard dubbel flavor, but you can recognize that something is a bit "off" and strange about it.
Kennybellew (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A millet beer. It tastes like a cider to me. Regretted it because I wanted a beer.
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Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a small head. The aroma holds mild roast, light dark bread, glue, swimming pool, alcohol and liqueur. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and near medium acidic. Tones of mild roast, sugar and citrus acid. The mouthfeel is watery and medium carbonated. Acidic finish. Light bodied.
Ron (3690) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had given this one to Dan for Christmas. Pours a dark red /brown color with small off white head. Aroma of slight fruit and malt and a little toastiness. Some malty flavors with a little bit of carmel and nice toasty flavors and weird sort of acidity and sharpness that is out of place. a little thin too. Thanks for Sharing Dan.
wedgie9 (2652) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted on 10/27/11 from a 500mL bottle purchased at Binnyís South Loop. Pours a nearly opaque dark amber with just a tint of light allowed through, and a thick tan head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving uneven lacing along the inside of the glass. The nose is a really weird, hot, grape juice, date, and fig aroma. The flavor is the same strange grape, vinous, date, and prune juice as the nose. The body is light, with lively, fizzy carbonation, and a short, but hot prune, date, and grape juice finish.