Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Brown pour with a classic Belgian head. Aroma suggests something dark and malty with a fruity undercurrent. Red grape, raisin, date all in there. Good stuff. Chocolate malt taste with more fruity hints. Sadly itís just a bit too carbonated for my liking. Pretty good dubbel.
ruigo (622) - PORTUGAL - OCT 22, 2013
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 really dark brown colour with a thick tan head that disappeared during the tasting. Aroma is roasted, coffee and alcohol. Medium carbonation and quite full body. Flavour is bitter at start but turning quickly to a boring sweet. Overall a boring beer, not bad though.
ElManana (103) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The lack of assertive yeast in welcome in this dubbel, as it allows the malt and dark fruit (especially raisin) to show through. Problem is, those malt flavours are not particularly well-developed.
Moscicki (95) - Tarnow, POLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh, I like it almost for everything - aroma - yeasty, malty, herbal (coriander mostly), earthy and hoppy. For appearance - dark, mahogany, deep amber color, for creamy long lasting head, for palate - dry, for typical Belgian taste - sour, yeasty, bitter. And last but not least - for gentle, earthy finish.
Very good dubbel.
sasmall (2) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this is a premier beer. If you like Belgium style, you'll love this brown ale! Pours beautifully with nice head. Smooth, effervescent with mild chocolate and malty. I always have this on hand.
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Elwood (2908) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark brown color with a rock tan head. The nose smells of dates, spices and bubblegum. Slightly sweet up front with the dates and dried fruit coming through followed by the spicy yeast and bubblegum notes. Finishes fairly dry. Medium bodied with higher carbonation.
Holmen2 (149) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Dark malt and caramel with alcohol in aroma and taste. Overall, all mediocre.to.average.dubbel.
StilleStorm (224) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with lastinh off-white head. Sour, yeasty, sweet malt aroma. Flavour is spicy, sweet malty chocolate with tones of dried fruits. Short bitterness in finish. Nice!
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lightly roasty, dark fruit, raisin aroma. soft and full taste of malt + dark sugar. balanced bitterness. chocolaty lingering aftertaste
angelkostvo (436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby color, big beige head. Aroma of plums, dark fruits, brown and candy sugar, nutty. Taste is light sweet, a bit tart and bitter, dark fruit flavor. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Really nice