chadski (151) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3123) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Must've got a little warm, because this opened with a gusher. Fortunately, I saved most of it. A thin, fizzy head under a dark brown body. Has a deep, rich taste of molasses or brown sugar, with subtle spiciness and tart highlights. Carbonation gives it kind of a champagne-like texture. It's winey-sweet without being cloying, and I also get notes of slow charries and raisins. Pouring in the sediment from the bottom adds an impression of grape tannins. Very finely done.
Cloudy, reddish brown pour. Sour, plum aroma. Lively and sparkling palate. Likely my least favorite of Ommegang's great lineup. DonGregorio (480) - POLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Unclear copper, light brown beer with average tan head. Aroma: caramel, cherry, plum, dried fruit, notes of molasses. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, caramel, cherry, raisin, plum, dried fruit, light spice. Plum and cherry in the finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Good, tasty dubbel. ALLOVATE (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2017
2014 vintage. Block (2894) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Into an Ommegang chalice at cellar temperature. A dull chestnut in the glass misted by the yeast. Head is short-lived and fades to just a ring of beige on the meniscus. Plump, savoury fruit nose hinting at prunes, caramelised dates, sultanas and bitter raisins with a touch of Bovril™ and Worcestershire sauce. Medium light on the palate and effervescent so shaking this off is a must. Sticky and sweet form there on. Sugary, sherbet-like berry infused front end moving through a muscat wine, vinous tale end. Soapy in feel; really does lather the tongue. Good length. Bitter, charred, savoury fruits dominate the aftertaste. Not the mind-blown Dubbel I had highly anticipated. Flawed by its soapiness. Lacking complexity and hasn’t aged well even well cellared. Disappointing. (12fl.Oz, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
This beer has a dark and rich amber-brown pour. Fluffy off-white, tan head. Flavor is mild. A little bite at the front and a little bit at the finish. Very smooth caramel notes throughout. Nicely done. Alcohol is nearly completely masked. Ronritter (840) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2017
on tap pours dark auburn with beige head aroma and taste is caramel and dark fruits very smooth
murran (680) - - AUG 5, 2017
Pours a dark body with a beige head. Aroma of malty bread. Taste is nice and creamy with well balanced hoppy tones and a mellow feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Matwill (101) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2017
Rating du 10 juin 2015. Essayé au mondial de la bière, belle couleur rubis avec une mousse légèrement teinté. Rien de bien extraordinaire, elle représente assez bien le genre avec ses saveurs de caramel, de sucre brûlé et un peu de fruits foncés. hauxe (864) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2017
Pours dark amber from the bottle. Huge, foamy head. Aroma is caramelized sugar, light cherry. Taste is sweet, a bit cloying, complemented by a mild tangy note. Body is light. Overall too sweet and one dimensional. KansaiBeerLvrs (5255) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle from rakuten served in a tulip. A lovely ruby brown with a long lasting beige head. The aroma is massively fragrant giving off a mouthwatering spicy raisin bread odor.
Full bodied with a round carbonation combined with a sharp finish. The taste is sweet fruity raisins, plums, molasses and some booziness. Good but KBC’s was easier to drink, more sessionable I’d say.
hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours murky brown with a small off-white to beige head. Nice dark fruit aroma, including plum, bitter cherry, perhaps raisins, caramel. Flavor is raisin, chocolate, figs, dates, plums, red cherry, caramel, a little yeast, a little glue. Lots going on here. Good!