Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)
Deschutes Brewery

Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)
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Strong Ale - American
4.18 | pDev: 9.81%
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale)
Notes: Released February 2010. This is, according to the brewer at the Portland Pub, the same recipe as 'Super Jubel', but was aged in pinot noir barrels for 13-months before the release.

Approx. 500 BBL produced.

10% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
55 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
Reviews: 342 | Ratings: 603 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, kindly shared by gunnar, as Deschutes Jubel 2010 Once a Decade Ale. ABV is 10%. Very dark brown colour. Extremely malty intense aroma and flavour, caramel, oak and dark fruits. The flavour is to some extent balanced by moderate hops. Nice aftertaste.

Mar 20, 2021
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Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I purposely bought a bunch of these when they came out at John's Market in Portland. I've purposely aged them in a basement that is at perfect temperature year-round and randomly opened them up over the years for special occasions. This is one of my favorites and it only gets better with age. Just opened one and it is delicious! The best thing is, I have a bunch still aging.

May 17, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I bought this when my son was born in 2010 and decided to drink it when he turned 10. The bottle made it through 3 moves.

I'm not a pro reviewer so I'll keep this short. Very dark and deep deep red color. Very little carbonation. Little to no head. Strong smell of chocolate. First sip also tastes of chocolate, caramel, raisins. Sweet, almost syrupy. To me, the strongest chocolate taste I've ever had in a beer, perfect dessert drink. I'm wondering if there's anyone out there with an unopened bottle now.

May 15, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Alright, second attempt reviewing this one. First time I had this beer was at the West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival on November 13, 2010. I think the next time was at the Old Bridge Pub.

Anyways, pours a brown and dark reddish auburn like color with 1/4" beige head. Aroma is similar to a Belgian strong dark ale, but without as much yeast impact, but otherwise, the toffee, brown sugar, caramel, earth, dark fruit bitterness is there similar to the aforementioned style of beer.

Taste is alright, moderate bitterness, more related to bittering hops than yeast. Little bit of contributory malt cooking/roasting going deep but not porter/stout dark. Also that earthy red malt feel. I would have thought something like this is bourbon barrel aged, but they went with pinot noir barrels, which I guess also contributes to that red malt beer earthiness component. Alcohol is definitely there, plenty perceptible. Keeps up all the dark fruit notes in the properly carbonated mouthfeel. Kind of feels like one of those kitchen sink beers. Not really worth the cost of admission when it came out, would rather have a 6 pack of Mirror Pond or Black Butte.

Mar 14, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light fizzy head, little lacing, dark hazy brown

Nose big sweet malts, candy syrupy, toffee caramel, lots of caramel and vanilla barrel notes, sweet red malts, toffee candy, little dark raisiny fruit

Super sweet candy, syrupy little booze, heavy red malt and toasted brown malts, caramel and big candy toffee, little bitterness, candy sugar, fluffy nougat notes, faint barrel and little acidity, brown sugar, etc, finish is not too sticky, soft aged malt, candied dark fruits raisin

Mouth is fuller bod, decent carb, little booze, little creamy soft

Overall not bad, not great but ok

Nov 18, 2018
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Moose90 from Washington

3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from 22oz bottle

A — Pours a deep ruby amber hue, there is a puffy cream colored head on it, spotty lacing left behind.

S — Smells of rich and sugary dark fruits, plums, figs, dates, raisins, sugary sweet malts.

T — Exceedingly sweet and rich, lots of dark fruits and candy sugar. Bitter sweet coffee, but just a lot of sweet dark fruits.

M — Full bodied, long finish, lingering.

O — OK overall, may be a bit past its prime in 2015, but just came across as super sweet to me.

Jul 15, 2015
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unionturf from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I bought this beer in Las Vegas back in 2010...have sat on it till today. Been hitting my cellar since I drain poured by 2010 Dark Lord last year and decided not to keep beers so long.

This pours very murky and very dark ruby I poured it fairly aggressively so I had a good head and some decent lacing. Smells and taste of raisins and prunes...very sweet. To me the aftertaste is all raisin every sip. Since I only got one bottle of this nothing to compare it to...

Mar 14, 2015
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Phocion from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. wax-sealed bomber split between a pair of snifters. Purchased in 2011 on a West Coast trip and held at cellar temperature ever since. "Best after" January 29, 2011 and poured on January 21, 2015.

Dark hazy mahogony with a small and short-lived creamy beige head.

Aroma is heavy barleywine-like brown sugar malts. Dark fruit esters (raisins, plums) and wood. Light hint of spice.

The aroma is mostly dominated by thick, sweet malts, but the flavor is a little more complex. There's still a healthy amount of brown sugar, but the barrel flavors come out a little better with cherry, oak, and vanilla. A bit estery and some moderate alcohol flavors. Almost dessert wine-like with a touch of oxidized sherry. Warm and sweet, but neither cloying nor too hot.

Full body and low carbonation. Thick and chewy mouthfeel.

Perhaps a little past its prime. Resembles an English barleywine that's been aged in wine barrels. The complexity is sadly lacking.

Jan 22, 2015
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BierJager89 from California

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark mahogany red with a mocha ring of head.

S: Dark candied fruits, vanilla, oak and bready malt in the nose.

T: Oak, vanilla, dark candied fruits, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon.

M: Full bodied and smooth with a touch of alcohol burn.

O: Not as good as expected, but it was good. Perhaps a touch better than Jubelale.

Aug 11, 2014
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AgentMunky from New York

3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2010. Best after 29 January 2011.

A: Dark, impenetrable ruby. No head.

S: Sweet, boozy fruits. Spicy and dark. Loads of brown sugars. A little oxidized.

T: A bit flat, honestly. Old and mehhh. Strongly and pleasantly bitter (coffee? hops? alcohol?). It never really improves, but it is pleasant. Bright fruit and sharp alcohol.

M: Kind of flat and boring.

O: Disappointing after so many years, but not un-bad. Old ale-y.

Jun 22, 2014
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SilentBob2u2 from California

3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful ruby red/amber/copper color.

Smell is funky, musty, grape, boozy, sweet, spicy and earthy

Mouthfeel is very very thin, surprisingly thin

Taste is sweet, funky, winey, metallic, slight spice or every so slight burn from alcohol.

Overall: keeping this review pretty simple and to the point: it's just okay. Not great, not horrible. If this is supposed to be aged for 10 years, I don't see it happening. In my opinion, it's on the downward slope, but maybe it's on the upswing in a few years. Overall, slightly disappointed, but certainly drinkable.

Mar 30, 2014
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vfgccp from New York

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Jan 2010, opened Nov 2013.

A - Coca cola black brown with cranberry highlights. Mixed, light khaki head. Low retention. Light lace.

S - Huge, sweet brown syrup nose with licorice, plum jam, cherry wood, tootsie roll, and a touch of smoke.

T - Molasses, brown sugar, milk chocolate, tootsie rolls, buckwheat honey, chestnuts, raisins, burnt caramel.

M - Medium-full body, appropriately light carbonation, syrupy finish.

O - Incredibly sweet, but otherwise complex. Drinks like a fortified port.

Nov 30, 2013
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lsummers from California

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich dark brown with a nice one finger tall cocoa coloured head that dissipates shortly. Reminds me of a lot of common English barleywines in colour.

Smells of dark fruits with a rich complex blend between brown sugar, molasses, burnt cookie, and some charred oak.

Tastes come through similarly as the smell. Lots of burnt brown sugar/caramel with a nice raisin/prune character. Sweetness of molasses paired with the malty roasted nutty character.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich and has a syrup quality that coats the tongue. Medium amount of carbonation helps it from feeling too viscous. A great sipper.

Overall, this is a fantastic once a decade beer. Great smell, flavours, and feel that all comes together to create a rememberable beer. Definitely glad to have tried this one and I would recommend this to anyone who really enjoys English barlywines and American strong ales. Celebration ale indeed.

Sep 13, 2013
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allforbetterbeer from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened on my 2nd wedding anniversary, ~June 2012. Wrote the review on paper for lack of internet access, and am just getting around to putting it down here.

Appears dark int he glass, but bursts into a fiery crimson ruby when backlit. Small 1/2 finger of dense, light tan head. Poured into a Swiss wine snifter. Look about as good as any beer can in my book.

Fantastic aroma. Dark dried berries in a cookie crust, deeply baked bread (like smelling the loaf right out of the oven when the crust is dark brown). The hops have melded into a rather warm firelight sort of aroma.

The flavor is layered and dynamic- still packs weight. Starts with substantial bitterness from the fading hops. One can almost taste their slow transformation into molasses and burnt caramel. The malts are coming through with serious form. Richly layered and deep: Free from the meaty notes that tarnish some aged beers, but present in the sweet glory that seldom is seen in aged beer.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Alcohol burn is nowhere to be found.

I wonder, will this aged like the classic English barleywines? Time will tell. I am scheduled to open another on our 5th anniversary.

Review from 5th anniversary year (opened on 09/01/2015) I got married in 2010, and bought three of these to opened on my 2nd, 5th, and 10th anniversaries, and have kept them at 53 degrees since then. I missed drinking on my anniversary earlier this summer, but it is my birthday today so that serves as reason enough to pop it late. Enjoyed with my wife (who is growing to like old beer :) I never tried this fresh, but at 2 years it was astoundingly superb.

Smells like fig jam, under-baked raisin bread, a hint of leather chair, stewed plums, and sherry. Wowie... reminds me of Thomas Hardy's Ale.

Tastes remarkable. More of the sherry and stewed plums in the flavor, with less fig and raisin. Moderate sweetness balanced by substantial bitterness, almost like bitter dark chocolate. The bitterness gets a little out of control in the aftertaste and does detract from the overall experience.

My big question at 2 years was: Will this age like the best English Barleywines? It sure reminded me of them at that age. Now I see that it probably won't last like Thomas Hardy's does, as it is starting to show signs of decline. It is however very good and well worth waiting this long to find out. The mouthfeel is still lush and thick, and the carbonation is nearly what it was at 2 years. It could go longer, but I doubt it will get better after 5 years. I bet 2-3 years is optimal for my personal preference, but it is pretty damn unique at this age too.

Sep 10, 2013
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Gueuzedude from Arizona

3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled January 2012
A solid pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces an initially three-finger thick, pale-brown / amber tinged, tan colored head. The head leaves some nice, open lacing patterns on the sides of my glass as it subsides. The beer is a dark, concentrated amber-brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry-juice-red hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a rich, sweet, but complex, concentrated malt character to it that almost approaches a savory quality. Deeply rich, brown bread, toasty grain aromatics also play a dominant role here. The sweet, deeply caramelized malt notes that are found here in the nose almost have a red-wine and oak like character to it; in fact, the red wine character seems to be where most of the sweetness is coming from. The deeply caramelized, Maillard rich brown maltiness is really what dominates the nose though. There is a lot of toasted character to this beer, it is not just malt though, after recognizing it in the flavor, the oak also contributes to the toasted character in the aroma as well.

As the beer first hits my palate it is not that sweet, it has more of a toasted, brown grain character to it, but it does pick up some rich sweetness as it rolls across the palate. The finish has a bitterness / astringency to it that seems a mix of alcohol, hops and dark malt; it even gets a touch more aggressively, almost harshly bitter than I was expecting. Rich, brown bread flavors, mix with brown caramelized malt, a husky whole grain quality, and even some brown cracker like notes; there is a fair amount of almost spicy, whole grain character that usually is contributed by caramelized malts. Ah, I just got it, this beer has been oaked, which explain the astringency and alcohol enhancing spiciness that is in the finish. The oak also contributes a toasted character to it as well as a touch of woody-oak flavors. As the beer warms up a soft fruitiness really becomes more noticeable, this contributes notes of berry like red wine, some concentrated current notes and even some fresh, dark skinned, tannic, red wine grape fruit flavors. There is an almost roasted quality to this beer that seems to be brought out by the toasty malt and the toasted oak character. As the beer warms up it gets less harsh, and quite a bit smoother in the finish. The body is certainly rich and viscous, though I wouldn’t call it overly heavy or anything near cloying (this assumes you were expecting a rich beer to begin with though); this is most definitely a sipping brew, but finishing off this bottle over a slow, long evening is not a chore. There is something about the alcohol and a certain smoothness to the malt character (especially as this warms up significantly) that reminds me of a huge Bock; it isn’t nearly as simplistic as young Samichlause (as there is a lot more complex, toasted, malt character here)

This is quite a bit tastier than I was expecting, for some reason I was resisting cracking this beer open since its release. I don’t know how much it has changed since it was younger, but it certainly hasn’t picked up any noticeable oxidation yet; I can see this ageing quite well, and even doing well with some oxidation.

Aug 22, 2013
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kaseydad from California

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best after 1/29/11. Me thinks today is as good as any day for consuming. Was a little troubled by the posts about this and it may have turned, etc....I press on.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown colored ale with a still decent one finger beige head. Touch of lacing.

Smell - The aroma is very fruit forward. Grapes, raspberries and dates. Whiffs of alcohol.

Taste - The taste is still nicely hoppy with a fruity and touch of booze on each sip. Getting some good plum juiciness. Minor lip numbing. A touch of oxidation is present but ever so slightly.

Mouthfeel - Decent. Still pretty full-bodied and carbonated.

Overall - I think this is about the time to drink this. I had one about a year after the release and followed it up two years later. Not a ton of difference from what I remember but still a complex brew worthy of cellaring.

Aug 11, 2013
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears a mahogany color with a khaki cream colored topping. 2 fingers worth of froth appear and slowly fade leaving a full wall of lace. Some ruby coloration is noted when held to the light.

The aromatics are caramel to candy-like with some citrus and fruity notes faintly like alcohol. Some mild toasty grain inclusion is also present. As it warms up, it gets raisony with a mild oxidative note somewhat like cardboard.

The taste includes the previously mentioned notes of raison mixed with a bit of milk chocolate which was not expected. More sips reveal some cardboard oxidation along with a backing of bready to biscuit grains. Somewhat fruity to floral alcohol tries to tie things back together towards the finish. Overall, this is a mild brew for 10%.

This is medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. It is not terrible by any means but is really lacking in complexity. To put it bluntly, it is mediocre to lackluster. Perhaps if you were looking for a simple, easy drinking 10% brew you might love this. However, to label a beer as the once a decade ale and then package it with wax and a "best after date" you would think this would have held up a little better after only 3 years.

Jul 15, 2013
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jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decided to finally crack open my bottle after seeing the thread that this is going downhill really fast. Never tried it fresh and traded for it >6 months ago. Poured into Lawson's tulip, served at cellar temparature.

A- Pours a dark but translucent ruby red/mahogony brown with about a half finger of brownish/yellowish slightly yeasty looking off-white head that has about average retention and recedes to a flat top leaving some light spotty lacing. Not overly carbonated, but nice consistency.

S- Dark fruits of cherries, raspberries, plums, grapes, chardonnay, and a nice rich malt backbone. Fairly aromatic and smells fairly pleasant with absolutely no alcohol present. For a strong ale the nose on this is fantastic.

T- Dark fruits, cherries, plums, molasses, raisins, dark malts, finishes with cherries and plums with a hint of alcohol and a faint presence of oxidation. I never had this fresh, but I can't imagine this has gone downhill too much since being released. All the flavors were still nicely pronounced and the slight oxidation didn't detract too much from the beer.

M- Very smooth for a strong ale, medium bodied, fairly low carbonation, light syrupiness that doesn't impede drinkability at all.

O- I decided to finally crack this open after never having had it fresh and I wasn't dissapointed at all. There was a hint of oxidation but plenty of flavor (especially in the nose) of dark fruits, molasses, etc.- pretty much everything that I love in a strong ale. It might just be personal preference, but I don't mind a bit of oxidation. This beer is still definitely worth checking out but I don't think it will improve much.

May 27, 2013
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a deep brown with some nice red at the edges and topped with almost a finger of orange-tan head.

Smell. Caramel, red wine, a little cherry and chocolate.

Taste. Caramel, raisins, coffee, red wine and dark berries, woody vanilla, slight oxidation.

Mouthfeel. Fuller body, sticky on the lips, low carbonation.

Overall. This one was a little oxidized. I thought it was built for the long haul, but I'm glad I didn't wait any longer to drink it.

May 27, 2013
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.2.13
Best after 01/29/11

A - Pours a super dark amber, almost brown with a soapy dark tan head with good retention.

S - Toffee, dark fruit, maybe a touch oxidized.

T - Carmel, toffee, raisin, brown sugar, ripe fruits.

D - Lower carbonation with a surprisingly thin body.

O - A bit past it's prime, but still drinkable and fun.

Mar 23, 2013
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bigfnjoe from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A- pours a very dark red, nearly black, with a paper thin offwhite head that looks pretty much nonexistent. Disappointing

S- booze. Just straight booze. Even at two years out, this smells hot as hell

T- cherries, red wine, tobacco. Not exactly exploding with flavor, but it's clearly a very nuanced beer that may have sat for a little too long.

M- medium bodied. Body isn't as thick as I'd expect. Nice

O- this beer confuses me. I don't know what it wants to be, but then again, the generic "strong ale" category lets it be whatever it wants for the mostpart

Feb 15, 2013
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Beerandboards from New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter

A - Dark ruby red. Very little to no head.

S - Pretty darn good. Chocolate, cherries, barrel, wine. Somebody below wrote about it smelling like cough syrup in a good way, I see what they mean. Pretty unique smell.

T - Liquor soaked black cherries with chocolate. I have no idea what it was like fresh, but everything is well blended together 2 years out. Lots of subtle flavors, with the dark cherry being the only stand out. I like it quite a bit.

M - Solid. Just on the thicker side of medium, very low carb.

O - This does not remind me of jubelale at all. Havent done a side by side, but 2010 seems significantly different. Great unique beer. I'm not a huge fan of wine barrel treatments, but I really like this one.

Feb 04, 2013
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evanforbeer from California

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Loved this beer. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean beach, CA.

Rich and with bold character, hops sprinkled throughout, then warm bourbon and dark fruits hit- like you should be sipping by a fire. Chocolate and vanilla wafers (almost like a kit-kat), oak, a touch of hop bite/citrus, a touch of toffee/caramel, finishing with more bourbon/oaky warmth. A bigger, perhaps more regal pour of the Jubelale. A delicious, richly flavored and balanced beer, I would drink again and again.


Jan 17, 2013
FeDUBBELFIST from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle with black wax. Poured into a 10oz tulip
Best after date of 1/29/11. Batch #0938K
Sampled 14SEP12

Received a while back from my first trade. Thanks Drezz77.

[A] A semi-vigorous pour garners one finger and a half of head. Moderate density, around medium light in color. Retention is well above average and the thick creamy collar looks like it will be around for a while. The body is an opaque, dark amber brown and takes on a murky chestnut hue when backlit.

[S] Old, musty leather. Wet cardboard. Molasses. Dark dried fruit aromas of prune & raisin - and grilled fig to a lesser extent.

[T] Some lighter vinous/red grape flavors seep through shortly after the pour, then become indistinguishable as the beer opens up. Hearty grain, soily earth with a layer of semi sweet, dark fruits to pull it all together. Bitterness and sweetness are equals.

[M] Well attenuated. The body of this beer is on the thinner side for 10% but this bottle has been sitting for almost 30 months at this point. A fine level of carbonation let's the beer roll across the tongue with ease. Body is just above medium; the finish somewhat prolonged.

[O] A buddy opened this bottle about 8 months ago - and it was a little better then. This beer, at this age, hit the spot for an airy September night. Lower temperatures, however, would have called for a thicker, chewier beer - but I enjoyed sipping on this one today.

Dec 27, 2012
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Ryan011235 from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured info a Founders snifter on 12/26/12

Best after: 01/29/11

Thanks to PDXHops

Pours a chestnut brown but settles much darker. At a glance it looks pretty close to black. The two finger head is fizzy and short lived, dropping to a soapy layer across the top. Tilting the glass to smell the beer leaves large trails of lace.

The aroma explodes with depth and complexity. Notes of figs, port, rum cake, molasses, raisins, black cherry, chocolate, bran muffins, toffee, caramel and hints of leather and black walnuts. This is bold without smelling overly sugary or boozy.

The flavors are layered less than the aromas. Baked bread, notions of spice cake, figs, raisins, dark fruit notions, tobacco, toasted sugars and hints of burnt chocolate. Slight hop kick on the back end. Moderate alcohol heat - definitely several steps up from the aroma.

The body is full and slow-moving though it is far from sluggish. There is some residual sugar stickiness and the aforementioned alcohol; there is also a gritty undercurrent. These two characteristics are held in balance by moderate carbonation.

This is a great cold weather sipper. I figured the night of the "blizzard" that came through earlier today would make as good a night as any. No disappointments here. Thanks, Jeff!

Dec 27, 2012
Jubel 2010 (Once A Decade Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 603 ratings