Tmoney99 (14612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear ruby brown color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet malt, wood, alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew. stevoj (5274) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Minus the barrel aging, this already a pretty good dubbel. Barrels add just the right amount, woody, slightly sour, smoky. Aroma is yeasty, herbal, taste brings in some molasses sweetness. This would probably be a decent dubbel without the aging, so the added accents are a nice touch.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says not hoppy interesting belgium yeast she gives a 3.5.
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Refrigerated 2014 brown bomber poured into a tulip. Hazy dark brown with crimson hightlights and big beige head. Aroma is dark candy sugar, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar, caramel, some brandy, oak, some alcohol. bwa5879 (945) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Deep mahogany brown/red with a thin layer of pinkish head. Smells like tequila a bit, perhaps brandy, woodsy charred oak, Carmel, milky. Soft carbonation, nothing notable about mouthfeel, clean finish. Taste of Carmel, leather, some boozy brandy and toffee, similar to creme brûlée, vanilla, boozy ashy oak finish flavor. Tastes go together really well but aroma is a bit off putting.
slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Never had the base. Apparently it’d beeen thorugh some tougher times, but this barreled beer had qualities of both a good dubbel (bubble gum, clove, bready yeastiness, some sugary sweetness (but not too much)) and excellent use of the barrel. Enough for the brandy to shine without overpowering the beer. Super smooth, very much enjoyed, and a bit of a pleasant surprise. Will actually be one of my better scored dubbels Itzjerm (2955) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma is molasses and banana. Nice mouthfeel and lasting head. Flavor is honey molasses and light banana. Out of a 2014 bomber. Not my thing can't tell it's barrel aged.
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Bomber to a tulip. Deep amber mahogany color very pretty when held to the light. Foamy dissipating off white head and lacing. Spice, caramel, toasted grain, dark grit raisins and some brandy notes on the finish... A very nice Dark Abbey style ale... jw0406 (1285) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
22 oz bomber pours a dark brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, dark malt, with light brandy in the background. Full bodied, very nice.
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5/30/14 pint @TGL. Late Saturday afternoon during beer week where TGL had all barrel aged beers. 2nd one I had tonight. If I had to describe it in 2 words...spicy and sweet
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