rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 At fountainhead. Definitely some port like qualities and some fruit flavors but still more on the crisper side for a dubbel. Good. Serving: Tap
Arseniq33 (30) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle to a tulip. Pours a beautiful dark ruby with a beige head. Smell is yeast, dark malt, chocolate and dried fruits. Almost smells like a sherry aged whisky. There is also a sour smell. Taste is chocolate, cookies and fruits. There is a good bitterness and sourness to it. Dry finish. Excellent!
Garrold (3015) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Trembling Madness, York. Amber, with a soft haze. Thin, dense, off white head. Sweet fruit malts. Lots of toffee. Not a great deal else. Taste has fruity sweetness. Turns light, estery dry. Light body. Finishes mostly soft, sweet and dry.
mathieuc (2480) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown with a medium beige head that leaves moderate lacing. Nose is of raisins, belgian sugars, chocolate. Taste is of bread, nuts, raisins, chocolate. Body is light-ish for a dubbel with a moderate carbonation. Overall a good dubbel but not a standout.
tfontana (299) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fruity esters. Appearance is hazy brown pour with a little sparkle, tiny white head, nice lacing.Taste is as aroma--Belgian yeast and medium sweet citrus/fruity. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation. Overall, a nice representative of the style and one I will surely have again.
williamstome (1495) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beauteous deep gold -brown pour, nice off -white head. Aroma of candied sugar, molasses, figs and other fruit. Great flavor of brown sugar, figs and dates.
rgf001 (264) - München, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Munich Tap House. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast but not as complex as Westmalle. Yeast esters and phenols are subdued, too clean. Does not smell like a belgian yeast fermentation. Appearance is perfect for a dubbel. Body is thinner than expected. Flavors of caramel, toast, plum, raisin, with yeast flavors very subdued. Dry finish. A different yeast or higher fermentation temperature may improve this beer.
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Loads of apple, yeast, raisin bread, and sweet grape. Hazy dark amber with a frothy and long lasting 2 cm light tan head. Taste is vegetal, chocolate, dark fruits, yeast and bread. Lovely.
Changed (447) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber, off white head. No lacing. Aroma is spice, slightly fruity. Flavor is nutty, malty, dark fruits, caramel, bitterness to finish. Kind of all over the place at the same time. Not a typical dubbel at all. Not a bad thing though.
jsnicholas (431) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz): Carmel color with one finger tan head. Aroma is subtle Belgian yiest,slightly fruity. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Take some carmel sweetness. Very smooth and enjoyable.
SinH4 (1394) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful amber color with big beige head. Aroma is spicy, dark malts, Schwarzbrot. Taste is Schwarzbrot, good amount of spices, but the unusual ones. Can’t quite describe them. A bit of spruces maybe? Soft carbonation, feels almost like a Weizen. Slight tartness, but the dry malt dominates.