jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle. A dark brown murky color with a big foamy tan head. A classic malty dubbel aroma that sweetens as it warms with some raisins and spices. Dry and malty flavors with a light fruit (raisin) and touch of pepper. drowland (9078) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2011
4/18/11. 750mL bottle. Not clear, but not exactly hazy, deep brown/red pour with a big fluffy tan head that cuts in half but sticks very well. Dry Belgian yeast aroma with a hint of grapes and caramel. Caramel and grapes in the flavor with dry Belgian yeast and a touch of metal. Not bad! ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bready yeast aroma. Flavor more subtle than expected, mildly malty with a hint of spiciness. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
10oz pour @Fountainheads. Nice brown, murky appearance. Bready, yeasty, nice interpretation of a dubbel. A little thin for me, but a nice beer. corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
Draft at Capone’s.
Pours a deep, dark maroon/burgundy color with golden mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Sweet malt aroma that is slightly spicy with hints of rye, caramel, dark fruit, pepper, cinnamon and candy sugar. Bready yeast in the nose with zesty clove as well as a slight cough syrup presence and dark fruit. Hints of plum, raisin and fig. Faint alcohol.
Medium bodied with a blast of zesty spice up front that lingers throughout over the sweet malt backbone and boozy heat into a dry finish. Hints of pepper, clove, brown sugar, cinnamon and candy sugar. Sweet vinous presence with hints of grape, plum, raisin and fig. Slight alcohol but the ABV is well masked and the beer is decently balanced. As it warms, the malts become more prominent but it’s very dry and spicy and could use some more complexity.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle @ home. Cork opened with a huge pop and a chocolate nose. Brown appearance with a medium sized creamy tan head. Candy sugar, chocolate, dark Belgian malty nose with a hint of fruitiness and light booze. Creamy, carbonated, fairly thick dark Belgian malty flavor with hints of dark chocolate and light fruits (apples, pears). A touch spicy, but mostly just a sugary dark malty Belgian ale finish. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
poured a slightly opaque brown hue with a light beige head. The aroma was a mild disappointment it had some roasted malt notes and some caramel even a little bread but it was very mild nothing really profound. Flavor was balanced between sweet and bread malts and finished with a nice yeasty note. Some mild cloves in the finish. A nice beer that needed a little more spice to it. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2011
on tap at Tyler’s Apex, 3/22/11. Good aroma, sweet, hints of yeasty spice, clove. Mild chocolate, dried fruits. Reddish brown color, Good head and lace. Sweet flavor, Lite body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, mild spice finish. Tasty, rich in flavor, yet easy to drink. I wonder if I liked it better because people at the bar said they didn’t like it. jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours a one-finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light malty, caramel nose and flavor is similar - not sweet caramel with hops staying in background. $10.99 for a 750ml caged & corked bottle from Kappy’s Liquors Peabody, MA. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2011
750ml bottle. Clear white head on top of a light yellow beer. Sweet aroma and very first taste. Thin bod with some carbonation. Sticky mouth feel from all the caramel and fruit sweetness. None of that musty Belgium funkiness. Crisp and drinkable.