Travlr (24897) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft. Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, toffee. Taste has vanilla, toffee. Nice. Tmoney99 (14495) - 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. Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bread, spice, umami, mild brandy. The taste is bready malts, spice, raisin, date, brandy, vanilla and a bit of booze. Medium bodied. Very nice. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours murky brown with a medium, frothy beige, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brandy, oak, vinous notes, caramel, brown sugar, dates, and Belgian yeast spices. Flavor is malt dominant with brandy, oak, and dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, Belgian yeast spices and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
22oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Aromas of toffee, wood, yeast, and some dark fruits. Tastes of wood, caramel, and dark fruits.
slowrunner77 (12051) - 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 deyholla (11606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at the 2014 RBWG, thanks! Pours a hazy gold with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet grains as well as a bit of light fruits. Flavor has notes of earthy grain with caramel and a bit of mustiness. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate and barley malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Milk chocolate and barley malt flavor. Light alcohol finish. Pretty good. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
22oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Mostly clear red - orange color. Slightly brown. Thin, off-white head. Couple dots of lace on the side of the glass. Kind of spicy taste, moderate sweet. Minimal bitter, just the slightest bite in the finish... 9% ABV is otherwise reasonably well hidden. Bigger body. Kind of smooth, lighter carbonation. Slightly dry finish, and a somewhat spicy, slightly slick finish. Good caramel, butterscotch, light spice, vanilla, hint of candy sugar. Burnt caramel type sugars, kind of tiramisu-like... Pretty solid, complex, tasty barrel-aged belgian... Not sure what genre it fits under, dark trippel? Heavy dubbel ? Whatever it is, it’s pretty nice, and a great value for the money. solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Sharp on brandy aroma in beginning. Some prune and raisin. A little booze. A touch touch barrel on what would otherwise be a good Belgian strong. Pours dark brown with OK head and lacing. Light bittersweet finish. Pretty good balance. Tap at Churchkey.