baraciisch (2187) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice foamy head, light sugary aroma... Not too aromatic, flavor was a lot less sweet than most of the dubbels I’ve had, didn’t taste like the 7.5% it advertises, very little residual sweetness on the palate, underwhelming, no a very impressive start to my Belgium trip, still very drinkable
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a large, creamy beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Quite enjoyable.
BeerViking (2878) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up in Brugge. Dark brown with a beige head, the aroma is of treacle and malt and a little yeast, a sweetish spicy flavour with vinous notes becomes drier and then gives way to a slight sourness. The aftertaste is a dry roasty malt with hoppy bitterness.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-02-17. Dark brown body with a good sized foamy beige head. Sweet aroma of malt has a dusty character to it, light tang to the malt, muted notes of yeast and florals. Flavour is sweet up front, modest yet rich dark malts with hints at caramel and sugars, dark fruit in the middle has a touch of alcohol to it, and finishes slightly more dry than it starts. Smooth average plus bodied palate. (3+) Fairly simple and straightforward by Belgian standards but its pleasant and very drinkable. Bottle from Bier Tempel, Bruges
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that came courtesy of Reluctant Scooper and Beer Merchants following a competition I entered, consumed 15-02-09 Many thanks to Simon (Haddonsman) and Phil L Pours a very murky brown with large off white head. Some sweetness and also a touch of sourness on the nose. Taste is fruity, malty, some dark candy sugars, but to be honest a little bit boring unfortunately. A5 A3 F6 P3 OV12 2.9
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown to ruby beer. Pours with a big, cloudy and thick/foamy head. The aroma is dark and malty. It has dark and sweetish fruitness. The finish is slghtly hopped. Some spices heve been uswd, at least coriander. The flavor is sweetish, a bit caramelly and fruity but it dries toward the finish. Alcohol is present in the finish. The finish is a bit thin and there´s something metallic in it. The palate is carbonated and foaming but it gets better when shaken and disturbed a bit. It is a bit thin and not the freshest beer. Still it´s quite drinkable.
RichardGretton (4365) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a strongish head. The aroma is rich dark fruits with a deep kick of spice. The flavour is fruity, malty, spiced, and vinous at the finish. Overall a nice beer.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Red amberish colored pour with small head. Toasted malts, caramel, fruity aroma. Sweet, fruity, hints of chocolate in the finish. Not too bad.
note666 (1168) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. clear brown reddish colour. big off white, fading head. taste is a bit poor..
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Picked up in Bruges by my friend Patriot Maintenence. Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood. Kinda thin in the finish