Maakun (255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As ’Alsem’s dubbel’. Very dark brown with red hue, full off-white head. Caramel, light spices, fresh brown bread, some fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet with tart fruitiness and light bitter finish. Medium bodied, nice carbonation and light alcohol presence. Decent.
Mark_Eck (194) - - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown. Light aroma of caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel and some dark fruits.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonolpoet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket hjemme 3 Apr 13. Mørk rødbrun. Veldig høyt - litt farget luftig skum. Står som betong. Nydelige kniplingsfiligranser. Beskjeden amaltaroma med antydning til frukt. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken har et visst krydderpreg. Blir syrlig & litt tørr etter hvert. Litt uklar siste kvelling med sedimenter igjen i flaska.
Borresteijn (4336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle at Tripel, A’dam. Brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of caramel, burnt caramel, some grain, cocoa. Flavour is medium-sweet, burnt caramel, hint of chocolate and cocoa powder, light-malty, light bitter malty finish. Medium-bodied at best, a little watery in the mouth at times.
wildbeercat (325) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle into a Trappist glass; served cold.
Aroma: Exceptionally chocolate-y. Quite malty and a bit of caramel. A little boozy.
Appearance: Barely hazy, ruby-brown body with a slowly dissipating, creamy, off-white head. Thick lacing.
Taste: Caramel and chocolate malt. Very malty with just a taste of fresh yeast.
Palate: Medium body with a moderate+ amount of prickly carbonation. Long, chocolate malt finish.
Overall: A really great dubbel! Nice dark flavors make this one quite unique.
superspak (2130) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the lace. Aromas of big raisin, fig, pear, apple, grape, molasses, toffee, candi sugar, toast, light chocolate, herbal, floral, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt/candi sugar and fruit/spicy yeast notes with good strength. A bit musty. Taste of raisin, fig, plum, pear, apple, molasses, caramel, toffee, candi sugar, toast, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, fig, plum, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toffee, candi sugar, toast, light chocolate, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt/candi sugar and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a very nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately slick, smooth, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good dubbel style. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt sweetness and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
HVH (23) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie bruine kleur en schuim maar overschuimen bij openen. Geen uitnodigend aroma. Smaak is gewoon goed zonder meer.
maxwelldeux (2944) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a slight reddish tinge and a fairly thick light tan head on it. Nose is sweet and quite fruity, with some darker fruit and slight cherry notes to it. Taste is quite sweet with a slightly metallic taste to it afterwards.
Bozo_skeleton (362) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brune sombr, belle carbo, petit col de fines bulles persistant.
Aromes fruités, pain, typique belge.
Corps moyen plutôt rond, final caramel assez doux.
gorkogrlo (88) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Medium head, some lacing. Dark red colour. Aroma: banana,dark fruits, papper. In flavour rasins, banana, some grassiness. Medium level of hoppiness. Overall: good dubbel, maybe little too much banana esters in it.