Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours dark reddish brown with a medium khaki head. Aroma is caramel, pear, raisin, milk chocolate and spiciness. Taste is sweet with a spicy kick. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Delicious.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
6 month old bottle pours dark reddish brown with light tan head. Soy sauce, chocolate, nuts, caramel, bread. Moderately sweet. Medium bodied. Sticky, creamy with a hint of peppery aftertaste. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-17-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a murky brown color with some light hints of red within. Upon pouring there is a tan colored head of about one finger height. The head is composed of lots of fizzy bubbles fading fast to leave some light streaking lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of darker fruits with plum, cherry and raisin. Along with the fruit there is a rather strong roasted malt aroma as well as sweeter smells of toffee and candied sugar. Rounding out the smell is an aroma of yeast bringing with it some notes of coriander and clove spice as well as some banana.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and roasted malt flavor upfront. The sweet is heavier of a caramel and toffee flavor at the start, but transitions to being more dominated by some darker and lighter fruits more toward the middle and the end of the taste. Along with the fruits coming into the tongue, so too does some spice flavors of clove and coriander with just a hint of yeast. A chocolate flavor develops more at the end of the tongue and is joined by some warming boozy alcohol tastes to end up leaving a sweet and darker malt flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly high. The combination is very nice for the darker and warming flavors of the brew all while complimenting well the fruitiness of the beer.
Overall- Very dubbel like in nature but with a bit more potency and some notes of a triple mixed within. A rather enjoyable brew for sure.
Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
About a 1 inch thick light brown head of fine bubbles. Sweet malts, fresh cut grass, light spice and some fruit esters. Color is a dark mahagony brown with a hint of red in the background. Considerable malt backbone with some dried fruit, spices, roasted grains and yeast. All the characteristics of a fine belgian dubbel. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes with lots of soft malts and lingering spices. A pretty good dubbel. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
The commercial is an accurate descriotion - combines the malty sweetness of the dubbel with the dry hoppins of the triple. Interesting and drinkable. I liked it. Sampled at the 2004 Southeastern Ratebeer Gathering, Atlanta.
callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 It’s back! Dark brown body, healthy pale tan head, good soapy lacing. Nose show dark fruity malts, caramel, and a little chocolate. Some spicy/spicy Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar, perhaps, less yeasty than expected for this hybrid style beer. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, finish lingers slightly. Lmndrsn (25) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Appears nearly black in glass, small, tan head with some nice lace.
Tastes like chocolate covered bananas, coffee, and malt. Really solid. After taste lingers pleasantly. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
This is the best brew I have ever had by Yards. Pours deep red, almost purple in color. Aroma is sweet candy yeast and malts. Taste is chocolaty, yet fruity. Very smooth on palate, sticky finish with slight alcohol burn. boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. The aroma has banana, dark fruit, brown sugar, and a little booze. The taste is chocolate, banana, raisin, fig. Pretty nice. gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. Translucent dark brown with a reddish hue. Large creamy tan head. Yeasty toasted malt aroma with notes of brown sugar, cocoa and dark fruits. Flavor upfront is roasted malt, cocoa, banana and dark caramel. Chewy dark malt flavor comes through with more dark fruit and spicy hops. Finish is bittersweet and dry. Although it has hints of Belgian style, it is more an American dark ale. Very good none the less.