badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel, molasses, toffee, bubble gum, banana, and clove aroma and taste with a big burnt grain and clove finish, but there are some unfortunate phenolic notes that lingering in the after finish. Thick sticky palate. Nice complexity. Gerbeer (3698) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with almost no head. Aromas of caramel, grass, roasted malt, and spice. Flavors of caramel, resin, bitter licorice, and malts. Dry and spicy, but a little too bitter. brewballs (215) - USA - JUN 18, 2013
This brew is not 2 bad. It has a fight taste and it washes down fine. While it does not excite it does not offend either. It’s a good brew for a crisp summer day of conversation. As long as you are not discussing Crime and Punishment. el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Good. Not the best Belgian style I have ever had. 22oz. Bottle. Tastes like something is just a little off from other really good Belgians I have had. Still glad I found it at our local shop. Suttree (6360) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Honestly, I wanted to like this. I really, really did. It’s a decent looking beer, ruby red with a nice head. Smell ok, too. But it’s just a boozy mess, the tropical flavors clash with the malts. Just not my thing.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
22oz bottle. Purple color, rusty head. Odd fizz. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian Dubbel yeast esters. Flavors of burnt rubber, juiced figs, dark fruit esters. Malt is the dominant character in this beer. Dry, wooded, rubber, alcoholic finish. (3731) drjay44 (3680) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is dark malts, with light coffee, molasses, brown sugar.....taste is moderate sweet, with brown sugar, molasses, plum, prune, finishing with light hop bitterness, with a twinge of spice.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds slight acid tingle. This is not a bad beer, but it lacks the incredible depth in the malt backbone of a Doppelbock. Also, it is sweeter than a typical Dubbel. Hence the brewery’s given name. I would prefer less muddle in aroma and flavor. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7 b3shine (8802) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent copperish brown with beige lacing. Smells solid too; dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Better than I expected. jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pours a clear ruby amber with a small off white head with good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, some breadiness and spices like cinnamon and clove. Taste has dark fruits with the same breadiness and a lightly roasted malt flavor. Cinnamon, clove and brown sugar on the finish. Mouthfeel is full and medium/full bodied with medium carbonation. Tastes as billed, a malty bock with Belgian spiciness and dark fruit flavors. Not overly complex but flavors meld well. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2013
The appearance of this beer is a dark and clear mahogany color with an off-white head that fades from a medium size to nothing quite rapidly. The aroma of this beer smells strongly of booze with an undercurrent of sour fruit; furthermore, the taste is mildly sweet, mildly sour, and a touch umami, and the palate combines a thin texture, soft carbonation, long finish, and a medium body.