tfredvik (1435) - 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]
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from an 11 OZ bottle into a chalice at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. Has a fairly nice wheat and spice aroma. The appearance is a cloudy brown color a small tan colored head. The flavor is nice, you can detect a hint of cinnamon and there is no aftertaste. Overall, this is a nice beer. first time I have ever had this beer.
ajnepple (3564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz single bottle, a bit of a gusher, from Molly’s Spirits. Brown appearance with a fully dissipating tan head. Dark fruits, earthy yeast, caramel malt, anise and light chocolate in the nose. Similar flavor with a medium body. A solid dubbel overall. Pairing: Medeski, Martin & Wood - Hypnotized, from Combustication
niquillis (1840) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown. Some prune, liquorice, nut. Decent brune.
Silvan7 (885) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Ramata, carica tendente al marrone schiuma beige scura, fine poco persistente. Aroma intenso, caramello, liquirizia, tostato. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, amaro quasi solo da tostatura, si ritrovano liquirizia e caramello. Calda, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.
Fatehunter (1690) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is earthy, roasted malt, toast and caramel.
The taste is fairly sweet: dark ripe fruits and caramel mostly.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
VertBaconStrips (2187) - 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 8’s 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. Doesn’t quite work but at least it’s not a run of the mill dubbel. It’s 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 that’s how it adds up. Can’t please this prima dona tonight. I absolutely would not buy this again. Rating stands.
Lagerboy (1575) - 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 (308) - 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 (4812) - 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 (4592) - 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