j12601 (13032) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a deep brown, clear, with a thin beige head. Plum and prune, deep dark stone fruit and caramel malt. Sweet, spicy caramel and sweet phenolic yeast. Boozy, but not too hot. Long sweet dark fruit finish. For what this is, this is very good. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
It pours a very dark brown with a 1 finger head with good retention and lacing.
The aroma is really bad and strong. It just smells like bad alcohol mixed with bananas.
The taste is even worse. There is light banana and lots of alcohol with a spit out bittereness.
Mouthfeel is poor and this is not drinkable. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dark rich brown color with a thick creamy light brown head. There was also light dusts of brown sediment in the head. Aroma is of dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is a bit watery and lacking of boady, taste is winey fruit. I wonder if this being an import had anything to do with the mellowness and/or the gluten free. Labelnoir (9) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011 does not count
Dark grassy aroma, but still subtle. Dark red/black pour with thick puffy head. Sat dark and musty in the glass, barely translucent like cola or a Root Beer.
Head stayed stiff until the bottom of the glass. medium sweetness, Cherry and Strawberry notes. Lively carbonation. Creamy texture, quick fading finish. i liked this beer at first, but as the pour went down it got warmer and a little more bitter. Not my favorite, ended it being glad it was gone. Next. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Pours a hazy brown and red. The NOT INCLUDED list is extensive. No crusteceans. Very tannic and wine like. cherry notes. Not a dubbel in my book. Maybe I got a bad bottle.
jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sampled with Linh at Ginger man in NYC, from bottle. Pours a dark cola body with thin foamy light brown head resembling soda. Aroma is somewhat bizarre with strange sweet notes. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin with awful notes of sweet nutty malts and alcohol. jb (3345) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Sadly I didn’t notice gluten free, I was drawn to dubbel. Nose is a bit of chocolate malt, that funky weird off nose characteristic to gluten free and a bit of dark fruit. Sharp taste, as opposed to soft, a bit vinegary maybe. Grainy. Overall really not too bad for one of these but when you are wishing for an authentic dubbel and get this instead...by the way the appearance is dark and decent. SpringsLicker (3664) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights under a tan head.
The aroma is mostly molasses with a touch of alcohol.
The palate is very light, especially since I generally find more body to darker beers.
Sweet tastes more like a soda or a cola drink than a beer.
I suppose for a Gluten free beer it’s o.k.
TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, funky yeast and and a sweet malt-like aroma. Taste is mainly reminiscent of dark fruit and sweet malt with caramel and yeast notes, however, it is obviously lacking something taste-wise. Body is medium but the carbonation is soft and like the taste, the body is missing something. Ends with more dark fruit notes, sweet grains, light yeast and candyish flavors. dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Also has that real old painty aroma. Flavor is a bit sweet, not real interesting, another average-at-best beer that is way overpriced.