csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Fizzes like crazy as you take the cap off (no cork), but thankfully it’s not a gusher, just in a hurry to get in the duvel tulip. Pours chocolate brown with a ton of coarse ground pepper sized floaties and a two fingered oatmeal colored head that dies away slowly. The aroma is dark, ripe fruits, raisins, prunes, plums and some spicy, yeasty aromas. Maybe some Burgandy. The mouthfeel is large. The taste is sweet at first with dark, ripe fruits followed by some light alcohol notes, some light bitternes, and an almost creamy mouthfeel that finishes with a lot of taste and a nice, mild alcohol burn. Pretty tasty.
Beerhunter111 (3004) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig
krompt (611) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased to explore Belgium beers even more. Really enjoyed. I might revisit one day.
freretoc (300) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur brune et un col mousseux brun, en bouche on a un première attaque très forte sur la café et elle reste grâce au sucre en seconde bouche très bon
Beertobealive (112) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Short dark beige head with some candy, fennel and hops aromas. Quite complex. Opaque dark copper body. Thick in mouth like soup with chocolate, nuts and candy taste. Very rich and well balanced. Would be perfect with even more length and less "fat".
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brnandersen (1534) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl. bottle, shared - a slow gusher. Lovely unclear, dark amber colour with ruby hues. Dense, off-white head, that faded fast. Rich, fruity aroma with caramel malts, spices, yeasts, initial dark, dried fruits that turns in to something sweeter - apricot and raisins. Candid sugar and grass/hay notes, some alcohol. Taste is sweet. Full body, thicker texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes malty and fruity with some bitterness and a light hint of liquorice. Big, rich, very Belgian, complex and excellent.
Anatole (80) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Une brune typique belge, épicée, caramel, café. Je n’y ai pas trouvé de complexité. Déception.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy dark brown coloured brew with nicely bitter taste. Hints of caramel, spices, vanilla and some slightly sourness. This beer is very above expectations, thought first another Abbey Dubbel but i was wrong.
JaKeAFC (437) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle, 9%, best before 20.2.2014, into a wide tulip. Appearance: Red color, clear with a lot of rocky sediment, nice smooth creamy beige head. Strong malty spicy nose.
Aroma is syrupy, lots of malts, dark bread, wood, earthy yeast. Dark grapes, red apple peel, a whole of raisins, nuts, caramel, plum, an hint of licorice, cinnamon, spices.
Winous indeed, very rich.
Taste has a wonderful harmony within malts sweetness and hops bitterness, a bit salty, umami, tasty, tasty and damn tasty, can’t stop sipping. Finish is sweetish, but somewhat short with hoppy overtones. Medium to full bodied, a bit tart.
Palate:, alc 9% but the alcohol is subtle and very pleasing, liquor like, comes out after a while. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation, creamy.
Overall: this is a wonderful, classy, ultra smooth. But personaly i’d like a bit more prominent hops profile, anyway for winter this is a winner.
fkoolen (121) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown colour, slim creamy head. Nose and taste get a delicate mix of flavours from the special mix of hops and yeasts: spices (pepper, nutmeg), dried and sweet fruits like plume and figs, liquorice and even some woody smokyness. Very balanced between sour, bitter and spicy with a touch of sweetness rounding it off. No big alcohol punch despite the 9°. Medium bodied, low-medium carbonation. Favourite brown ale out there.
ABT_S54 (76) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours a wonderful dark brown colour with a moderate beige head. Truly amazing beverage. Rich cakelike taste with prunes, figs and lots of malt tastes dominate. One of the better (if not the best) Belgian brown ale I have tasted. Well worth the hype.