GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Tap at both Pizza Port Carlsbad and San Clemente. Same recipe it looks like for both locations. Pours a clear, deep amber with tan mousse. Estery near dunkelweizen notes with chocolate covered banana and mild vinegar twang. Taste is sweeter, malty, cola, dessert like with banana split character. Quite good- more like a dunkelweizen to me. Maybe not the correct yeast strain but decent nevertheless. Sammy (12627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
On cask at Pizza Port Carlsbad. This was a version with sour cherries added to the cask Malty aroma,Cherry as it warms. Some toastiness . One quarter inch of creamy head on a dark reddish body. Lacy.Average mouthfeel. More sweet than tart, would like more t, significant tartness. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peat, raisins, and dates. Flavor of raisins, caramel, light peat, banana, and bubblegum. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Murky copper brown pour, with a small light tannish head. Raisin, caramel, and sugar soaked bread. Medium chewy mouthfeel. I think the abv on this batch was higher. A little too sweet for my liking. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Yeast and malt aroma. Yeast and light spice flavor with malt and light caramel. Medium bodied. Yeast and light spice lingers with light caramel.
Tmoney99 (14864) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Tap sample. Poured clear dark copper color with a large creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and yeasty aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation.Medium sweet flavor with a medium complex sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Pours a dark copper/brown with almost no head. Aroma is raisins, a bit of Belgian yeast and some bread. Taste follows the nose with just a bit of tart cherries in there too. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Medium copper, light clear, really great tope head, great lacing... Ok nose, dark fruitns, raisins, shocker, sugar a bit of alcohol... Tons of bread, raisins, dark fruints, very malty, a little to sweet but one of the better American trappist’s Ikve had BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Clear reddish brown hue, clovey bubblegum aroma. Sweet minty flavor, light raisin bread malt. Decent flavor but a little light in body for a dubbel. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at PP Carlsbad. It pours amber with an off white head. The aroma is fruity with raisins and a bit of pumpernickel bread crust and brown sugar. The flavor is fruity and yeasty with some clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It has a nice balanced yeasty dry finish.