DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014 beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JAN 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jan 07 botte. Poured a deep redish/brown. Great head, carbonation and lacing. Aroma of raisins, toffee, dark fruit and bread. Taste is very similar with additional malt overtones. This beer is very nice but not quite a grand cru in my opinion. The tartness is missing. I followed the sampling with some world class Rodenback-no comparison. This seems more like a Belgian Dubbel.
Bottle RBAG 2014 prelim. Vintage 2007. Picked up from the brewery a number of years ago and stored lovingly and carefully until now. Dark brown with golden amber highlights; the end of the pour delivers a bolus of chunky particulates (I think Derek and Sid got the lions share of these). Sweet and malty, brown sugar, raisins, dates. Silky and heavily malty, lightly estery, no sign of the ABV. I was worried that this beer’s time may have past by, but thankfully it was a rounded tasty treat. dfearnley (2143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to goblet at the RBAG14 warmup
Burnt sugar, maple, caramel, vinous, and lots of malts. Dark brown with tons of particulates. Taste is burnt sugar and caramel, a touch of red pepper, soy, and Worcester sauce. kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 2007 bottle shared by Tony at RBAG. Beautiful thick brown viscous pour with a thin layer of white head. Aroma is some slight vinious,some brown sugar, lots of malts. Taste is light carbonation, thick syrupy mouthfeel, some light vinious, brown sugar, with no hint from the abv. Not sure what this was like fresh but it’s drinking great right now. Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2007 - Brown sugar, raisin and barrel notes. Floaties and cloudy brown with a decent brown head. Chocolate, malted milk, raisin and a really nice sweetness. Wonderful, aged well. gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Vintage 2007. Slightly hazy reddish brown with a dense and creamy beige head leaving laces. Sweetish aroma of dried fruit and a lightly fusty aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, dried and overripe fruit with some br
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2007 Bottle, drank Nov ’13 .. Past prime for sure but everyone around me really liked it, not me though. Thought it was so fuckin gross! I had to chew on a used diaper to the get the taste outta my mouth..
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2012 edition. Light brown with a large beige head. Aroma is apricot, orange peel, candi sugar, pear, raisin, cranberry. Full bodied, sweet on the palate, long fruity finish. Nice. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle share taster. Hazy burnt orange and big airy cap. Aroma is sour, dark fruit, wet stuffy attic. Taste is weak sour notes, and a solid sweet bitterness. Lingering, gentle dry finish. phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
750 ml bottle via brewery order a couple years ago. 2009 vintage. Pours a berry-tinted amber with a large beige head that takes a while to settle. Notes of dark fruits, brown sugar, oak, earth, caramel, and a hint of metal on the finish of the flavor that isn’t in the nose. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, fruity mouthfeel. Rich. Body has held up and nothing overhwelms. Good quad. Travlr (24768) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thank you sir! Muddy brown color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of boozy prunes and dates. Taste is sweet Christmas fruitcake and dark fruit.