arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, toffee, caramel, slight oak into a bit of molasses, some candied dark fruits, hints of grass, spice in there. Taste was a mix of sweet caramel, molasses into some oak, slight vanilla into a bit of spice, grass, herbal hops with a hint of dark fruit, finishing sweet. ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
November 25, 2013 - on tap at Town Hall Lanes. Dark orange pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of caramel and fruit. Little bit thin on the body. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Clear light amber pour with a small head. Rich aroma of caramel sweetness, dark fruit, some nut. Very tasty and easy drinking. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2010
On tap. Pours deep red with a small slightly off white head. Dark fruit in the aroma with some burnt sugar as well. Nice flavor with dark fruit, spice, some chocolate too. Pretty good beer. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Growler pour. Clear dark amber pour, medium carbonation and a nice rich candi sugar aroma. Mouthfeel starts out slick with raisins, brown sugar, plently of rich malt and finishes spicy and slightly peppery. Been a while since I’ve had a good dubbel, I liked this one (and even moreso considering the low growler price.)
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a cherry-wood brown, with sparse carbonation and no head to speak of. A thin ring of foam clings to the side of the glass and provides sparse lacing throughout the pint. Sweet caramel malt and mild tea in the aroma.
One sweet tasting beer. I think it has a dark candi sugar flavor that dominates. A little caramel malt and rough grain in there too. Mild tart fruitiness, yeast, and a hint of black pepper in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, smooth, but too lightly carbonated in my opinon Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Hazy, still-looking, chestnut red color. Yeasty, bready, with malts, not really bubble gum but something suggests it to me. Reminds me of the backstage smell at my old high school theater. Not super fruity. Palate: tingling, unremarkable. Decent. (on tap at brewpub) Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2006
On tap. Deep, refined amber color with a beige head that dies a quick death. Aromas of banana, clove, and alcohol. Oaky fruit flavor finished with a lemon tang and a rummish burn. Less robust and more medicinal the second time i had this one. marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
On tap. Fruity aroma and deep amber color. Taste was malty with notes of rasin and carmel. Sweetly balanced. Not too strong and very drinkable. After going through an 8 glass sampler this is the one I ordered a full glass of. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Autumn Brew Review ’05: Mahogany pour with thick rich tan head. Abbey-type beer aged in oak. Very sweet and fruity...almost like caramelized pears, plums, and dates. Approaching the too-sweet border for me...almost, but not quite cloying. The oakiness seems to intrude somewhat. Not their best offering at this years festival.