zebra (2143) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
on tap @ eataly chicago. head didn’t last. that didn’t matter. belgian sweetness, lots of bourbon. the dubbel and the woodford did the horizontal tango? phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft at The Lackman. Like Chris said, good thing I got a hold of this during happy hour or else it’s a $10 pour. Pours a hazed chestnut amber that clears up after a while. Small off-white head that hangs on as a ring all the way down. Notes of dates, raisins, vanilla, caramel, cream, toasted sugar, oak, dark berries, and resin. Medium-bodied, with a chewy, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice and tasty. Best American-made dubbel I’ve had in quite some time. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
10oz on tap at Lackman, $8 during happy hour. Pretty much entirely hazy slightly reddish brown color. Thin ring of khaki head, couple loose bits of lace. Head fades to minimal eventually. Very nice complex aroma. Caramel, vanilla... Little butterscotch. Hints of dark fruit, light spice. Bigger body. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Kind of a crisp texture. Lightly slick. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Nice light alcohol warmth. Just a very light bite. Very tasty, complex, barrel aged dubbel. Great one to sip on slowly. Nice, rich, tasty, complex aroma. A lot going on. A pleasure. 10oz is a bit much right now, though, more than I needed (no smaller serving options offered) especially after the other barrel aged beers I’ve tried today.. It’s like having 3 desserts in a row, you know? jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Quite good. Sweet, malty, with flavors of caramel, toffee, and a slight tartness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at Revolution. From notes. Boozy with vanilla, bourbon, caramel and slightly fruity. I would gladly drink this everyday.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Tap flight at the brewery. Chestnut color with a whispy cream colored head. Pretty well laced. Toasted marshmallow fragrance. Taste is sweet and boozy, but not overpowering. Vanilla, marshmallow, and Woodford bourbon. Very good. crossovert (12937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Doesn’t taste like a dubbel. Huge barrel character. Tea. Tastes like a barleywine. Weird Rev brew barrel character. dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft sample at the brewpub. As soon as the glass hit the table I could smell the bourbon. I like bourbon, so that was awesome. I didn’t get a lot more out of the beer other than the bourbon notes. I guess it there were some belgian notes, but for the most part I thought I was drinking cool, slighty carbonated woodford, with no whiskey burn. I enjoyed the sample, but glad I didn’t spring for the full pour. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Nice dinner with the Mrs. to kick off a 4 day weekend. Pours a nice deep brownish copper pour, decent haze, some darkness in the body. Frothy tannish head atop dies to a firmer ring, laces ok. Aromas present caramel and toffee, fruity apple and estery elements. A bit tart, green apple meets some spice, gentle brown sugar, caramel and oak. Some spirit, toffee, vanilla, and belgian yeast. A bit thinned, some barrel life. Initial is medium bodied, a bit hot and apple driven. Some yeasty life, fruity esters and some oak. Caramel, carmelized malts and biscuits, some brown sugar. Middle is a bit sweeter, some dried and dark fruit, some estery life. Gentle yeast, spice, and sweeter malt elements. A bit more girthy, some oak, the spirit is more gentle. Backend is a bit warm and tannic, richer oak and vanilla, a touch of dryness and barrel tries to cut through. The body stands the test of time here. Some caramel, biscuit, and estery fruit keep kicking from the base. Finish is a bit warm, a touch sticky, lingering yeast, fruit, and malt girth. The barrel is a compliment here, more subtle, some girth upf ront but tapering out as we finish. Some life from the base keeps kicking. I remember the actual base being quite brooding and too thick for me. This has a nice kick of barrel without compromising the base character. Solid