Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured medium brown with amber highlights and a well-retained, dense khaki head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted nutty malts, soapy hops, and lightly clovey yeast.. a bit too soft and airy. The flavor had a little more substance to it.. nutty notes, toffee, and a dusting of cocoa at the core.. darker fruit extended outward from there, along with cloves and a touch of banana.. prickly carbonation and dry Belgian-y spices on the edges and through the finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, with prickly carbonation as mentioned.. the yeast played a larger role as it warmed up, and I enjoyed that.. overall a decent brew.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Capones in norristown, PA.
Pours a dark copper color with amber edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lace left behind.
Mild aroma with some candy sugar, dark fruit notes and mild spice. Pretty tame though with minimal malt presence. Some caramel and toffee but the sugar and vinous fruit notes are overpowering.
Medium bodied with a slightly tart yeast presence along with some peppery spice, candy sugar and vinous fruit flavor. Dry with subtle funk, pepper, clove, candy sugar sweetness and licorice. Again, the malt presence is minimal with subtle caramel, toffee and biscuit followed by more grape, raisin and dark berry sweetness. Decent but leans heavy on the Belgian not enough on the brown ale side for my preference.
slowrunner77 (11472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
more a brown ale that happens to have belgian yeast than a belgian ale that happens to be brown, if that makes sense. a nice crisp, malty sweet american brown ale base, subtle hops make a showing. as it warms the interplay between the dry, spicy belgian yeast and the malt is really nice. good brew."
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brown beer, nice, but a bit harsh in the finish and so not super drinkable. Brown coloured, no head. Very malty and rich aged malt aroma.
hopdog (12102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Scratch 80. Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, dried pile of raked leaves, caramel, toasted bread, and some yeastiness. Tastes of caramel, toasted nuts, cola, and yeast. Somewhat on the thinner side.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - @ RHP. Pours clear caramel-brown, nice medium fizzy whitish head, fully disappearing. Nice aromas of caramel, malted chocolate, roasted nuts, and dark sweet fruit, plums and figs. Tastes of malted vanilla, nice dark fruit, touch of bananas and other esters. Medium-full bodied, rather lively (belying its appearance) with long finish. Good brew. Belgian in ancestry fer shark.
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy dark amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of toffee and butterscotch. Taste is cocoa, brown bread.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear dark amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cotton candy, some raisin, acetone/alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cotton candy, some caramel, light banana, alcohol. Medium body.
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a dubbel. Nutty, toasty, semi sweet, light fruit esters... Overall a solid brew but nothing too great.
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like an awesome dubbel, great flavor, nutty and a great dry finish like it
DocLock (10458) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from PUB’N. Pours a great shade of ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is rich, complex, a nice figgy and berry-fruity nose with hints of spice, hops, and yeasty malt. Tastes malty, spicy, rather dry, with a lot of Grand Cruey fruity notes, figgy, cherry, spicy, and cobwebby old-aley esters. This one is outstanding, and I’d love to see this introduced all year round. I discovered Scratch 4, and I discovered this one, which I would call Musty Dusty Old Ale.