JefVerstraete (932) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Medium carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and liquorice. Sweet with bitter finish. Typical Belgian dubbel.
ruigo (852) - PORTUGAL - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a hazy brown colour with a off-white head. Aroma is deep liquorice, caramel and sweet malts. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste medium sweet and light to medium bitter and a lightly dry finish. Some roasted notes. Overall, a very drinkable beer but a bit too sweet for me.
ogivlado (5384) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Brownish/amber coloured, medium sized beige head, dryish nutty and fruity nose. Quite fizzy. Moderate malty, nutty, overripe fruit and alcohol with notes of sugar and spices. Hint of roastiness in the finish. Weak yeasty also. Expected better one.
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is sugar, caramel, yeast, light berry. Medium bodied, fairly dry.
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pretty decent Belgian brew with lots of spices and fruit in the mix of things. It tasted of ripe, bitter dark fruit with a splash of candi-sugar and rich toffee malts. I had acquired a 2011 bottle and seemed to do the style quite nicely. Cheers!
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy deep brown color ale with large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with good Belgian malt backbone. Taste is also a nice mix between some candi sugar and strong malt backbone with some notes of dry fruits such as raisins. Good carbonation and full body with no noticeable alcohol.
Gerbeer (1488) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark red/brown with moderate head. Aromas of raisins, copper, spice, and toasted malts. Flavors of dates, liquorice, and dark caramel. Metallic and a bit watery but still a good quaff.
Moravius (275) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flasche (33 cl). - Dunkles Rotbraun, rasch schwindender Schaum. Zuckrig-fruchtige Nase. Im Antrunk süße dunkle Frucht (Pflaume, Feige). Anklänge von Lakritz und dunkler Schokolade. Zu rezent, beinahe brausig; hinter dem Prickeln verbirgt sich ein eher dünner Körper. Der hohe Alkoholgehalt tritt allzu deutlich hervor. Zum Ende hin leicht holzige Herbe. - Nicht besonders komplex und vor allem zu dünn, um interessant zu sein.
AndyPublican (10) - Kazan, RUSSIA - NOV 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich taste, not too complicated, and notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, orange peel, licorice, soft bitterness spices. Sweet taste of malt, caramel, spices. Goes well with cheese. Haunting in bottles - it’s excellent!)
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on tap. Brown dull beer, not un-attractive but not pretty either. No lacing, small head. Aroma is a little malty/fruity/alcoholic but muted, not good. Tart unwelcome finish, different but i’ll get used to it. Brown sugar taste, some fruits, muted mouthfeel as well, far from my favorite dubbel but interesting enough to finish. Disappointment.