KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, - JUN 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Rich, true to style aroma.
Chestnuts, cereals, bitterness bordering on sourness.
Malty full body, prunes, sour cherries.
Earlier Rating: 11/27/2008 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle at Olympen, Oslo.
Dark ruby beer. Sweet and malty. Christmas spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and prunes, but I don’t think any spices are added to the brew.
A little Belgian style sourish yeastiness, making a sweet and sour dimension in the finish.
Heavy, almost oily. I’d rather prefer this after dinner than with food.
altonbrownd (4505) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopollet in Oslo. Dark brown with slight head. Nose is malty, fruits, chocolate. Taste is also roasty malts, with chocolate and fruits. Very smooth and nicely balanced. Enjoyable.
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an ESBLS sampling. It poured an amber color with a small yellow head. The aroma was of notes of caramel, alcohol, yeast, and roasted malts. The taste was of sweet notes of alcohol, malt, over ripe fruits, and yeast, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Hayduke.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
3rd November 2013
Gushy bastard! Maurky dark brown beer with a large , but short lived, pale cream colour head. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Light malt and yeast. Lightly sour coca cola. Little spice. Light semi dry finish, airy. Okay.
Rasmus40 (8922) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy caramel, light spicy and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 101113
IPAgutten79 (202) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5 l @ home.
Dark brown with small head. Aroma is mild dry fruit and some sweetness. Malt. Maybee really vague notes of chocolate, not sure. Taste is very smooth and enjoyable, easy and cosy drinking! Mild bitterness, sweet and malt. A bit dull and thin, but enjoyable. My first abbey dobbel, so nothing to compare with.
djoeye (469) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown tall 0,5L bottle, abv 7 omg, thanks to Rune Tromsø.
Scents of malts, fruits, honey, dark chocolate, hops.
Medium brown beer, moderate head, nice ring on the surface of the beer.
Taste; roasted malts, with licorice and chocolate, fermented prunes.
Mouthfeel smooth and somewhat alcoholic. Ends with hot roasted malts, stain, chocolate. Fortunately no licorice disturbed the final experience. Thumb up.
RexTalionis (2002) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours brown in color with a small tan bubbly head. Sweet ripe dark fruity notes, light perfume and floral notes as well. Herbal, floral and dark fruityness in taste. Brown sugary notes too, but not that sweet. Okay, but not impressive for the moment.
Sadly even a bit metallic towards the finish.
morri (135) - NORWAY - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small tan head with good lacing. Dark brown/amber body. Spicy aroma of coffee and sweet barley malt. Taste has a hint of fish. Also a little thin in the mouth. Not my cup of tea.
Gorm (584) - sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel brun farve med lyst skum. Lukt av mye og kraftig god malt. Mye god malt, frukt og toffee. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (686) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God duft av malt, eik og rosin. Lite hengende skum. Fin dyp brun farge. Fin god smak av malt og rosin med en liten eikepreget ettersmak.