tfredvik (910) - 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]
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - 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 (1298) - 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 (1419) - 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 (247) - 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 (796) - 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.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown/coper, clear, fluffy beige head. Aroma of toasty/nutty malt, lots of grape and plums, a little dark rum note, earthy spice. Flavor: soft, bready malt with a nutty character, cocoa, over-ripe dark fruit, a dry, earthy, dusty finish. Malt complexity increases as it warms.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Bier Paradijs shared with a friend called Martin.
Thin light brown head. Clear amber pour. A decent double.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours tarnished penny copper color with moderate haze. Aroma is cloyingly sweet syrup malt. Thankfully the flavor is only moderately sweet. As dubbels are not my thing, this one is great but I would not go looking for it.