dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with medium thick off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma of dark dried fruits, bread, tree nuts, and slight brown sugar. Taste matches with a slight sweetness and a nice lively carbonation. Very solid offering.
Kosmokrator (497) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Limpido color rubino scuro con soffice velo di pannosa schiuma beige. Aroma non eccessivamente intenso, fruttato e caramellato; gusto dolce, rotondo e maltoso con spiccate note di frutta passita, zucchero caramellato e un piý delicato tocco speziato. Corpo medio, effervescenza gentile, vellutata al palato.
Wixie (46) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, brown. Average head. Fairly regular aroma. Medium body, average carbonation. Rich bitter and sweet taste. Looks like the Achel 5 variant, but tastes a lot better.
MisoW (1614) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at work. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, honey, sugar. Taste is sweet, caramel, nuts, sugar, alcohol, honey.
bursprak (674) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Delirium. Dark brown pour with a frothy beige head. Sweet caramel, vanilla, toasty, sweet with some light yeast.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured in a Grimbergen chalice.
Taking this one just after the Achel Blond. I was expecting a Belgian Strong Dark Ale but itís a Dubbel! :) Nevertheless, it has a very nice appearance and itís probably the best Dubble Iíve ever had.
A: Dark Amber color, just a bit cloudy. Thick and creamy head.
S: Sweetish. Aroma of spices, malts, caramel, yeast.
T: Brown malts, caramel, and sweet bread with some smooth bitterings from the hops (sweet spices and dark fruits?).
M: Long aftertaste. Could feel more the 8% ABV here, if compared with the Blond.
D: Again, a very a discrete Trappist but not underrated at all. Remarkable.
[ BA Review @ 11/12/2009 ]
sjorsvdg (77) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een erg rijk bier. Hoewel het donker is, is het niet zwaar. Een fruitige afdronk en gebrande mout.Lichte schuimkraag.
bergstaden (1311) - RÝros, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a white head - Malt aroma with caramel and hint of spice there as well - Nice malt body with some caramel and some hints of spicy yeast - Nice malty finish - This was nice
angelkostvo (640) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour, big beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spices. Taste is light sweet. Light to medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Quite nice.
TtV (94) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown colour with lots of light brown head. Aroma has sweetness like sugar or caramel. Some alcohol too. Thereís a sweetness in the taste, but itís also a bit spicy. Quite good.
ForlornHope (74) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of fruit, malt and burnt sugar. 33 cl bottle pours with a huge head which settles nicely. Red-brown in colour. Taste is fruit, malt and sugary sweetness, with a bitterness coming through. Full bodied with a rich almost sticky texture. Average carbonation and a bitter finish with some warming alcohol. Overall a great beer, and despite itís strength, one that can easily lead to another.