jtclockwork (16238) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initial wetness morphs into sour mash with an almost vomit-inducing finish. Very nasty stuff. Rated 4/5/10
FatPhil (15822) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (Vanha Posti, Tampere)
Very dark red, healty head. Sharp winey and sour aroma, some alcohol, maybe medicianl. Sweet alcoholic with medicine-like maraschino cherries and marzipan. Not sophisticated at all.
MiP (15484) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 6%. Roasted, vinous raisin aroma. Seemingly clear dark brown colour, red shine. Vinous raisin flavour, quite sweet, not bad. A bit like Gluehwein. Best glutenfree until now.
bhensonb (14983) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich dark fruits and malty aroma. Dark mahogany color with a vigorous tan head. Near medium body with a moderate carbonation. The flavor is dark cherry fruit. Notes of pineapple? The whole aspect is light dark fruit, but this is a dubbel? Very pleasant. The finish is the same as the start. Most excellent. Vanilla notes seem to erupt at the very finish. Canít avoid cherry. Itís a really good drink.
gunnfryd (14736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, caramel. flavour is caramel, roasted, coffee, fruit, raisin. OK beer.
Tmoney99 (14287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear dark brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with medium sweet finish. Soft drinkable brew.
Drake (13516) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown color with a large brown frothy head. Aroma of grainy malts, brown sugar and a tart note. Really a faint aroma. Taste is tart cherries, cola, grain, caramel, leafy notes. Medium bodied. A decent effort, especially considering this is gluten free, but as far as dubbels go, this sucks.
bierkoning (13138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. caramel, apple and a hint of vegetable in the aroma. Caramel, apple and a hint of milk chocolate in the flavor. Thin. Somewhat perfumed. Sweet and bad.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Swalden 28) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, vinous, plum, caramel, port, and apple. Flavor of dark fruit, oxidization, and cheap wine.
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and spice. Medium body with flavors of almost sour fruit and sherry, plus some off spices. The finish is tart fruit with a spice and yeast aftertaste. Not very enjoyable overall.