JDBaker11058 (2375) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2011
Appearance: dark reddish/brown, with orange notes; thick, creamy one-finger light tan head; tons of silky, tiny-bubbled lace curtains . Aroma: notes of caramelized brown sugar, raisins, graham crackers, clove, hint of banana. Taste: ginger snaps, molasses, brown sugar, toasted bread, clove, a little peppery spice, a hint of old leather and maybe some cherry pie filling. Finish: a little sweet, with a pleasantly soft zing of spices giving way to a bit of tobacco. Notes: Absolutely wonderful. Might be the very best American version of an abbey dubbel I’ve ever had. To me, this beer is just a notch below the Chimay Red.