DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color, kicks up a big tan head in my tulip glass. Smells lightly sweet without the extra sugar smell of some Belgians. Takes me a while to get to the beer through all that foam, but what I get is a slightly fizzy body surrounding a pretty fresh malt taste. This bottle sat in the un-air-conditioned Foremost Liquors for goodness knows how long, but it’s held up pretty nicely. Definite brown malts at work, with fruitiness and slight tart of apple and vanilla. A bit of stickiness on my lip shows that this is still sweet, but well balanced. Background notes of ginger, lemon and nutmeg, too. A nice, complex brew.
jamaty (1168) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ambar oscura, miel. Apenas espuma, insignificante y jabonosa. Aroma acaramelado, ligero. En boca, malteada con regusto amargo como de almendra. Cuerpo flojo para una belga del estilo. Calor alcohólico. Defrauda.
indrekr (132) - ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: roasty, bread, caramel. Appearance: brown, cloudy, white foam, minimal head. Taste: lightly sour, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Palate: medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, slightly astringent, long bitter finish.
Beerathon (1542) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany pour with fluffy off-white head and some lacing. Belgian yeast, mild dark fruit flavors, full mouthfeel, rich. Alright, nothing great.
MrOrla (562) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours Brown reddish, with a dense tan head. Aroma and taste Malts, Alcohol, caramel Fruits.
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th May 2015: 330ml bottle poured into a La Chouffe badged stemmed tulip in Southern California where it is currently sunny and hot. The first beer of a random tasting session I am having with myself and no one else. Bit of a gusher, the brew flew out the bottle to give me a murky looking dark brown bodied beer with a lasting lightly tanned head. Malty and yeasty in nature, the aroma being malt led with a toffee and chocolate hints for the nose to find. The taste follows along in the same lines with the maltiness overpowering the hops and yeast flavours. Mild liquorice also within a mini-sour note or two in the mouth. I liked it: a good start to what will be a heavy session (I hope).
VamboladeTolly (692) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Keller, steeneberge event. Pours brown with small head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some bread, toffee, plums. Taste the same, some dry finish. Medium body.
drmet (230) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
-upfront very grassy with a slight metallic note
-sweet caramel and toffee
-slight hints of plums,raisins and cherries
-alcohol very well hidden
-toffee on the finish with substantial toastiness
Solid, but there’s plenty of better Dubbels
SVD (856) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home, brown beer with a medium head, aroma is malts, Taste is the same, some sweetness/caramel, quite watery, meh average dubbel
ttoadee (929) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown pour, thin off white head. Nose is malt and a hint of dried fruit. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries, roasted grain...a little watery.Finish is lightly sweet and carbonated. Just OK.
dlihcsnatas (445) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dirty brown brew with fast fading head. Smells like a box of raisins. Taste is odd with hints at some licorice, sour bread, and something funky I can’t place. Not completely yuk but not a desired taste either. Maybe after 40 days of just this beer I’d acquire a taste for it.