RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Belgian-style dubbel aged in brandy barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy brown colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Fruity, vinous nose with notes of caramel, oak wood, raisins, prunes, dates, a touch of brandy and hints of sour cherries. Malty, fruity, vinous taste with caramel, oak wood, hints of brandy, dried fruit, some coffee, chocolate, dark cherries, a gentle spicy bitterness and a light acidity in a vinous finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite soft and velvety mouthfeel for its strength, with alcohol fairly well hidden. Complex and tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Short grey head. Clear dark amber color. Delicate aged aroma from the brandy casks. The taste is also delicate with a bit thin body.Mild and balanced belgian notes. Low and nice bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3483) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
Pours murky reddish brown with a low off white head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, oak, booze, slight cognac, apple, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, raisins, figs, dates, roasted oak, cognac, ripe apple. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty honey dark fruits woody brandy aroma with vanilla notes. Brandy dark fruits vinous a lot of alcohol, oaky flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bob. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong brandy, spice, yeast, dark fruit. Medium mouth, strong booze, dark fruit, oak, very sweet, really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (977) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
750 ml. bottle from the Sierra Nevada gift shop in Chico. A powerful sour smell came out of the bottle on opening which was a bit disconcerting (especially considering that Ive probably held on to this bottle too long). That followed into the glass and the taste along with some very nice dark cherry and raisin flavors. But as this warmed up, the sour became a nice wooden barrel flavor that enhanced the fruit and emerging sour apple taste. This is a beautiful looking beer with a crystal clear dark amber/orange color with an appropriately small head of light tan foam. Eventually a vineous character comes out with sweet caramel, vanilla and honey flavors and whiskey-like alcohol fumes. This literally gets better with every sip and should definitely be served at proper cellar temperature (or a bit higher). Leaves a nice toffee sweetness and wood barrel flavor behind. I hope Sierra Nevada releases this again and that Im lucky enough to be there when they do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5076) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Rated on 9-14-2013 at Fort Wayne, IN RateBeer gathering (bottle courtesy of patrick767). The appearance is a small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, amber transparent body, no carbonation observed, and no lacing. The aroma is oak, raisins, cherries, sour, tart, and some brandy. The flavor is sweet, vanilla, tart, brandy, oak, and light vanilla. The mouthfeel has a warming sensation and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer and complex. There is a lot going on with this beer. It would be a good winter beer on a snowy night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (2107) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
650 ml bottle. Clear brown with white head. Smell is raisin and sugar. Taste is light malty with sweet raisin, dried fruit and warming alcohol. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SandB (33) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Mrk frg, lite kolsyra. Vldigt vins doft med frukt som dadlar/fikon. Smakar russin, fikon i starkvin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Ugly brown colour, brief head. Port wine aroma with figs, prunes, some red berries. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Dry with some tannic bitterness, some acidity.

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