voota (765) - Melbourne, - NOV 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown/amber with a small off-white head. Very sweet aroma, shows some tobacco, peach nectar, toffee, bush honey and cinnamon, very complex. Body at first is very spicy in carbonation and alcohol, but as it settles for a few minutes it seems to get a whole lot smoother, though it still remains quite hot and sweet. Flavours include cloves, charred wood, brown sugar, stonefruit and alcohol. The finish is hot, very sweet and alcoholic with a lingering bitterness and warmth. An excellent beer, surely will improve with age too.
M_Sack (220) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with minimal but lasting head. Malt, nut and sultana aroma. Well integrated sweet chocolate malts and tokay dominate the flavour. The 8.5% abv pokes it head out slightly towards the end but a nice bitterness rounds out the beer
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a dark amber color with a nice tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of Dark fruit, some roasted malt and a bit of spice in the background. Taste of dark fruit sweetness along with some roasted malt and spice. Fairly light body, smooth and bit silky with a hint of the 8.5% ABV. Nice beer to end the day with. Worth checking out.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby colouring, minimal head. Quite wheaty aroma, definite cloves. This would almost pass as a bitter. Itís ok, Iím just not sure its a true representation of a dubbel.
desertblues (23) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mahogany with a short lasting off white head. Aroma is toffe with spices. taste similar with a sweet aftertaste.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Birthday present of the old man. Pours a darl golden amber with smallish tan coloured head. Falls away pretty quickly. Looks a little to light to be a dubbel but still a good looking beer. Super sweet aromas and some alcohol. Not getting much else. Flavours are pretty similar. Super sweet up front with a decent alcohol burn on the finish, Medium to light mouthfeel and light carbonation. Not very true to style and didnít really enjoy it that much.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear coppery red pour with virtually no head. Aroma is sweet and slightly spicy with notes of toffee, brown sugar, berries, dark fruit and cinnamon. Flavour is sweet, with a bit more spice and a little bit roasty but otherwise identical to the aroma. Slick, oily mouthfeel with very little carbonation and a short sweet finish. This isnít a great interpretation of the style, in fact they seem to have gotten it quite wrong, maybe this was a bad bottle?
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle & Tap - Caramel color with creamy head. Strong roast aromas. Tastes of caramel and chocolate. A strong beer which is maybe a bit sweet for my liking, but would be good with ice-cream.
hawthorne00 (2096) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vaguely murky caramel, no head to speak of - fairly ugly beer. Nose has roasty, chocolatey and caramel malts and some pine. Not obviously going to be sweet. Quite syrupy texture. Raisins, prunes and red berries. Brief spicy and chewy finish. Hides its alcohol quite well. Just enough yeastiness to keep it from being sickly. Iím not convinced that I like this style much, but I like this pretty well.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Excellent dubbel. Caramel, toffee, and alcohol in the aroma. Long-lasting flavour; sweet start with bitter notes dominating at the end. Syrupy and rich palate. Dark red colour, frothy head of medium size.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
30ml bottle. Brownish copper colour with no head at all, just a few floating foam bubbles. Strong aroma of raisins and spiced dried fruit. Strong flavour with a strong alcohol taste hiding behind a fruity palate.