TheEpeeist (3668) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with beige froth. Nose is Belgian yeast, grass and toffee. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is bubblegum, light caramel and clove.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. Adriaen pours a dark reddish-brown body with a lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma is light yeasty, some hints of chocolate and some ripe berries. Lively to average carbonation, light oily carbonation and medium-bodied. Flavors are mild chocolate paper, light yeasty, ripe strawberries and a mild pungent-bitter finish. No favorite, but drinkable.
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
750ml bottle from Total Wine with a cage and cork seal. Solid pop of the cork, which probably hit the ceiling even though I thought I was holding it adequately.
No foaming, but the aroma and flavor suggest a moderate infection. The aroma, in particular, has some of the floral, barnyard, and basement aromas from bacteria or, less likely, wild yeast. The bottle has a 11/13 date on the bottom and its been properly stored. Searching, I immediately found a report of another bad bottle, so quality control may be an issue.
O: very disappointed.
BeerViking (3589) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours red-brown with a fine head, candy sugar and a little roast coffee nose, dry-sweet and peppery bitter, sweetish toffee and hoppy bitterness finish.
reggiedunlop (3582) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog...late 2011/early 2012...bottle...pours deep amber/ruby with a thick and foamy tan head. Aroma is very fruity...candy sugar, fig, raisin, some candied fruits. Flavor is very sweet with candy sugar, plum, fig, and a touch of leather. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with an earthy/leathery dry finish thatcuts the sweetness.
DYCSoccer17 (3547) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle purchased at Total Wine and More in Sacramento, CA. Opens with a thunderous pop. The aroma on this is nice enough, with some lightly sweet fruity esters, and some dusty esters as well.I canít help but to pick up fruity raspberry aromas, which is A-OK in my book. Nicely aromatic. Mostly transparent, very fizzy cola-colored body with a cola-colored head that is medium and has decent retention. Quite a fizzy head, though. Starts fruity, and a bit overly carbonated. I detect that same raspberry that I get in the aroma, although it is very fleeting here in flavor. The beer then becomes a little caramelly, nutty, and somewhat toasted and sweet again. It dries out towards the end, and finishes with a bit of a woodiness. I think this is a nice beer. I just wish the carbonation was turned down, and it would be a 4+ beer.
Wim (3392) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown coloured body with a off white head a yeasty sweet fruity aroma a sweet yeasty karamel taste with a yeasty bitter finish
MarcoDL (3387) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly fruity Belgian dubbel. Has a body of sweet caramelised malt, with noteso of dark fruits and raisin. Fortunately, itís not too sweet, but manages to keep itís balance.
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brownish color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Sweet dark raisin and fig flavors with some doughy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, courtesy redlight. Pours a dark, lightly hazy, rusty amber hue with a small, smooth head of off-white foam. Wet spotting marks the glass. The nose is that of an under attenuated, overly boozy Belgian strong ale, rife with fermented figs and stewed dark raisins. Hints of honey and caramel lender further, unnecessary sweetness, as a weak hop billing makes a futile attempt at balance. Flavors follow suit, again based in boozy raisin and fig, with perhaps some golden fruit in there as well. Itís as overly sweet as the body is overly cloying, and the alcoholic heat and moderate-plus carbonation prove to be detractors. Iím really not a fan of this one. Way too much sugar and booze going on.