tfredvik (1274) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light gusher. Clear, dark brown body with a small, frothy, light-brown head that reduces to a thin film very fast (even if it was served in a trappist chalice that usually sustains the head for a very long time). The nose is first of all yeasty metallic. There are some faint dark dried fruits as well that sort of save the aroma from a disaster, but the metallic notes are the dominant. The taste is light to moderate sweet and light bitter. Flavours are tin can, yeast, dark dried fruits and stinging alcohol. The body is quite light and feels watery. Rather lively carbonation, a dry yeasty finish. A big disappointment.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 month before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
VertBaconStrips (2134) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reacquired a craving for this style after drinking a couple of Westy 8ís last night. Hearty aroma of raisins, fruit cake, plum, caramel, mixed in red licorice and a slight spice. Surprised at the caramel content. It tastes very different than I would have assumed. Similar flavour with a short spicy build up. Mellow licorice, raisin, nutmeg, creme, chocolate, yeasty. Comes across dull on half the sips. Drinking it faster actually improves the flavor. Doesnít quite work but at least itís not a run of the mill dubbel. Itís better than the 2.9 *semi rerate minutes later: when I began dropping this back quickly I really discovered how much I liked this unique brew - could be 3.3 but gotta go with what the hair holder thingy tells me* I gave it but thatís how it adds up. Canít please this prima dona tonight. I absolutely would not buy this again. Rating stands.
Lagerboy (1442) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Slow gusher. Clouded chunky darker copper, creamy tan foam settles and lasts. Aroma is dark roasty malt, black licorice. Taste is lightly sweet, medium roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate hint, faint yeast, soft and somewhat bland. ABV is unnoticeable. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
mabuzzer (177) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, frothed over on opening. Pours deep brown with white head that quickly disappeared. Sweet, fruity, toffee flavours dominate. Nice
jkwood04 (4356) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle in a stemless glass. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, light spiciness, some caramel and toffee from the malts with light notes of chocolate, some light hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A solid dubbel.
kraddel (4241) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at gollem
Pours dark brown , copper glow . Ok white head .
Smell is chocotoff , caramel .
Taste is caramel , sweet , bit earthy . Chocotoff yet again . Balanced , but very much to the sweet side . Rather complex . Ok
Alusmamuts (671) - LATVIA - OCT 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, bit red with small yellow head (intensively foaming escaping from bottle, but almost nothing remains at glass). Fruity aroma. Stouty, a bit dry coffee bitter notes on the quite sour overall taste.
tgncc (2980) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is fruit, bread, Belgian yeast. The appearance is deep brown. The flavor is like the aroma. The finish is sweet, a little chemical and off. Medium thin body. Ok.
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a big beige head with good retention, aroma is moderate to hevay sweet and low bitter with caramel, clove and dark fruits, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and short aftertaste.
HIGHB4LL (773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle from Wilburís; 2010 vintage. Aroma: finger of off-white head that disappears immediately and does not even last as a film, amber brown color, cloudy. Aroma: molasses, prune, light licorice, nutty. Palate: dry finish, lively carbonation, thin texture into oily. Taste: sweet malt and molasses, ends with light fruity sweetness of prune. Overall, very different, super carbonated, but taste is unique. The finish is a little light for how malty sweet the front is. Likely has a lot to do with vintage.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy brown colour with little carbonation.
Chocolate, coffee like aroma, strong roasted malts.
Coffee, mocha like roasty flavour, rather sweet.
Goes down smooth with a touch of alcohol, thin/medium bodied.