rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75l bottle. Served in a trappist glass. Cork was very hard to get out. Appearance: Opaque black, lots of visible carbonation, sparse beige head. Aroma: GRAPES, wow. Other notes of cotton candy, caramel, grass. Palate: Thick bodied, but not like a stout. Very fizzy. Not much of a finish. Taste: Slightly sweet. Not as grape-y as the aroma suggests. No bitterness here at all. Fairly good be. Super easy to drink for this style.
danielecamo (519) - ITALY - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Colore marrone con riflessi rubino, schiuma fine e persistente. Aroma di frutta secca, frutta sotto spirito, caramello. Al palato corpo importante, gasatura buona ma non eccessiva, sentori di frutta setta e caramello. Finale con intensità media
hawanna (2317) - GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from Biervana
caramel, cereal, roasty, floral, barnyard, basement aromas, leaves, red, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, lively, long finish,
rarbring (1531) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Vanilla, wood, sherry.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at De Klomp. (Vintage 2004) Reviewed 2014-11-24.
Azazello (25) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: nuts, caramel, floral, raisin, woody, dried fruits - fantastic and intense,
Ap: dark brown, dark and cloudy, small dark head,
T: medium sweetness, lightly bitter and little bit sour!
P: medium to full body, thick feel, lively, with long finish,
Moebbels (353) - FINLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear very dark amber to brown body with a fluffy light brown head that has good retention. Nose has sweet chokolate and bisquit notes alongside an interesting yeasty twist. Taste has a slightly sour, roasty character and the finish is smoothly bitter. Carbonation is high with lots of small bubbles forming in the mouth, the high carbonation also lightens the palate.
Kleurplaatje (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with a small compact, stable and lasting off-white head. Beautiful appearance. Yeasty, fruity and malty aroma. Clear notes of the sugars, some chocolate as well. Dark fruits, raisins, indeed the yeast... Nice spicy touch... Great nose. Taste is mildly sweet with a small bitter and a nice roasty tone. Nice, strong kick of the fruits, beautiful touch of the spices, small chocolate in the finish, underlying note of the caramel... Nice sweetish, porto-like tones, beautiful complexity in the malts... Aftertaste is a bit dryish, yet there still is a nice lingering sweetness in it. It truly is nice and very well balanced, yet it tends to miss a bit of oomph. Could have had a small alcohol kick to strengthen the taste experience. Medium bodied, smooth, yet creamy texture, bit sticky as well. Carbonation is quite lively with a bit disturbing feel on the tongue. Overall seen this beer is quite a nice one. Truly a great entertaining dubbel. Nicely balanced, very tasty and aromatic, but it misses a further refinement and a small oomphy kick.
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, labeled as Corsendonk Pater Dubbel Ale. Pours dark brown with a slight off white head, no lacing. Aroma of crisp malt, cocoa, bread, earth, slight grass. Has a very clean, dry feeling on the tongue, not very sweet with chocolate, herbal, and earthy notes, low bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation, creamy texture, and a mellow, balanced finish. Has nice warming qualities for 6.5% abv. A very malt forward beer with a dry flavor and mouthfeel.
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, bread, caramel, malts. Malty taste, bread, caramel.
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brownish pour with a generous tan head. Nose has loads of sweets, vanilla, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is light estery, loads of sweet caramel, malts and some herbal notes.
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color, heady foam and tons o lace. Aroma of fig, raisins, soap, molasses, burnt malt and yeast. A solid natural dub. Doesn’t poke around with too many flavors. The alcohol is potent but the figs and molasses create a licorice like flavor. Very nice.