camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Toasted malt nose. Kinda muted at first and opened up nicely. This one is six Years old so has mellowed quite a bit. Nice toasted malt and funky caramel flavors. Finish is short and smooth. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a bit of soy sauce with dark musty grains. Flavor has dark grain and musty roasted malt with a hint of soy sauce. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a light brown head forming on the pour. Some splotches of lace are left behind.
S: Boozy, some sweet malts and fruity notes as well. An odd minty note on the finish, reminiscent of toothpaste.
T: Brandy soaked plum, some anise and a ton of booze. Light roast with herbal mint qualities on the finish. Not as noticeable as the nose.
M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Herbal and roasty finish.
O: The odd minty and toothpaste like flavors on the finish detracted from an overall decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours opaque and very dark brown, tan ring. Cocoa and dates aroma, sweet cocoa, chocolatey taste. Smooth texture, minimal carbonation, long, sweet wine-like finish. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Darker more full than the older VEs. Lots of cherry, plum, sweet, and smooth. Not amazing, but pretty good, and since it’s younger, has some more character.
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Brown-colored. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of plums and raisins notes and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, a bit of cocoa, some dark fruits and a bit of spiciness in a drier finish. Medium-bodied. Decent. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) Murky brown pour with a very thin layer of foam. Chocolatey aroma with a very nice yeast backbone. Sweet and malty at the start of the flavor with a dark fruit middle and a light chocolate aftertaste. Nice dubbel, made a bit nicer by its age. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Huge thanks to Tim and Rachel! From bottle. Deep mahogany color with and dissipating white head. Aroma of deep toffee, roast and Belgian yeastiness. Flavor is pretty similar, but a lot weaker. Flat, thin and dead palate. Most of these are hits and misses. Have the later ones on draft, they’ve definitely held up better in kegs. jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a hazy, deep reddish-brown with thin lacy head that leaves a film, but no real lacing. Aroma of spice, caramel and toffee malts, and a hint of yeasty esters. Taste follows, but a hint of chocolate comes in, a little astringant on the mouth. Pretty good. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From bottle. Dark brown pour clear. Caramel light roast/burnt. A bit flat. Thin not much flavor. Is beer has probably seen better days. Toffee caramel and chocolate.