czar (3789) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle (2014 expiry) from mathieuc, thanks! pours hazy light brown with a nice light beige head, some retention and lacing. fruitiness, caramel, lot of spices - coriander, molasses and roasted caramel malts. hint of acidity and umami, relatively dry herbal-grassiness. average to soft carbonation, medium body, medium long bittering grassy finish.
RussianDragon (7) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, with no light passing when backlit. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is dark fruit and chocolate malt with a slight lactic finish. From notes taken at Bier Paleis, Brugge on June 6 2007.
Thompson (299) - - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with the Benzai a long time ago at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Nice abbey dubbel: dark brown colour, smell and taste malts, caramel, nuts. Good body and carbonation.
tricksta_p (630) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malts, caramel, red and dark fruits, raisin, some brown sugar. Flavour is dark fruity sweetness, malty caramel. A very fine fruity Dubbel.
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours dark brown with beige head. Malty and spicy aroma and flavor. Caramel. Emphasized sweetness.
oliodnb (131) - ITALY - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, creamy off white head. Smells of malts, some belgian yeast, sweet dark fruits and an hint of alcohol. Taste stays on the same lines, very rich and pleasant. Light hops, sweet finish.
brewballs (158) - USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fair beer. Floral and fruity. Thin head. Lacks body. The wash down is one dimensional. Ok but not earth shaking .
nilsas (974) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duft av rosiner, eik og krydder. Mørk brun, nesten sort. Dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig fruktig smak, krydder og rosin.
Maarten1993 (196) - - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank 20-3-2014. Nice dark with some foam. No particular smell, bit Sweetish. Tastes not Strong. Vague chocolate hint in the end. Carbonation is a bit too present. The beer is also too thin and slightly watery in the middle, between the carbonation start and the chocolate end.
Dan269605 (209) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany brown with hues of red. Big two finger beige head. The aroma shines with dark fruits, raisin, fig, date, brown sugar, caramel, ginger, a little nuttiness. Taste is like the nose but much more subtle. If the flavors could match the boldness of the aroma this would be a standout. The body is a little thin though, but a decent Dubbel.
DJoer (562) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mokka medium head, black with a red glow, sweet cherry malty maple sirup smell, medium carbonation medium bitter, malty liquorise caramel taste