Strykzone (5077) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. I rolled this before opening and there was plenty of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. An aroma of spices that is very nice. Caramel, yeast, fruit. It is kind of a dunkel but with spices. I taste caramel, raisins, orange zest, cardamon, cinnamon, yeast. Sweetness is fairly big and alcohol is a bit obtrusive. As the beer warmed it became more sour and chemical tasting. That was unfortunate after a strong start. Near the finish the feel became powdery and chocolate was tasted. This was complex and interesting and it kept bringing different flavors with temperature changes.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Slightly hazy reddish brown color. Sweet caramel aroma with raisins. Sweet caramelly, nutty, toasty, raisins and slightly fruity taste with some peppery spiciness and hint of umami type of yeastiness. Medium to full body, rounded palate. Quite drinkable dubbel, there is some yeastiness which I’m not so fond of.
CH-303 (1487) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Brown, slightly hazy. Some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruit. Slight alcohol.
Taste: More dark malt, some dark fruit and roasted. Slight hops and alcohol. Pretty nice.
Info: 500ml bottle, 20/4-2013
olio (6531) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101126.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, some ripe fruits and spices. Flavor of caramel malts, bread, biscuit notes, ripe fruits and toffee. Nice.
Skinnyviking (7244) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. Very high and astonishingly long lasting fluffy off-white head. Hazy dark orange brown body. Sweet caramel raisin plum prune aroma. Roasted malt caramel cocoa bitter sweet light spicy flavor with a touch of citrus. Low carbonation. Long spicy and light bitter finish. Lovely. Alcohol level seems just right. Long time ago I had such a nice Norwegian beer. Let them keep coming Rune!
Earlier Rating: 5/18/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Courtesy of Rune. Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Hazy brown body. Sweet dried fruit aroma. Highly carbonated bittersweet flavor of dried fruit with a peppery note and a touch of caramel. Long dry and bitter roasted malt aftertaste.
mjs (4821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, from Alko Arkadia, 20130328) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had malts, hops and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, hops, malts, caramell, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Quite hoppy for a dubbel. A bit confusing but not hard to drink.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2010 Total Score: 3.1
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured dark reddish brown and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had spicy Belgian yeast and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The taste was like the one of a random Belgian strong ale. The flavours I found were Belgian yeast, sugary sweetness, malts, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. This beer was too sweet and spicy yeastiness was too overwhelming.
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 bottle from Vinmonopolet Sola. Dark brown body with fluffy nice high head. Nose is mature fruit, alcohol, malty and rich. Taste is malty with more mature fruit and strong alcohol. Dry maltyness in the ned. Really like it.
gyllenbock (5032) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika, February 2013.
Reddish/brown with a small white head. Dried fruit, malt, yeast, some toffee and notes of wood. Quite soft and with a dry finish. Descent.
SirLimpsalot (2364) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Gyllenbock: en svag doft men en trevlig fyllig smak med toner av torkat frukt. Kunde varit mycket mer av allt. Torr eftersmak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hlynx (10) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
medium body, Dark, at first not so impressive, but as it got warmer in the glass it developed and whoops it was gone. I really liked it, not so strong tastes, more subtle,