KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy dark brown with a nice reddish hue around the edges and an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention pretty much lasting throughout, thus creating some excellent sheets of sticky lacing.
The aroma starts with a roasted sweet bread malt and moves on with an earthy somewhat leathery yeast. In the back ground I sensed notes of milk chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, some dark fruit (raisons and figs), a hint of smoke and a mild winey alcohol presence.
The taste started with a nice malty sweetness and had hints of chocolate and brown sugar, progressing with a good bit of dark fruit and a slight alcohol finish. The flavor had a decent duration following the swallow with a sweet fruity taste fading as a mild creamy chocolate alcohol flavor settled on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a strong medium in body with an extremely smooth and creamy texture and an almost flat carbonation.
Overall this was an exquisite tasting brew, one that possessed a nice sweet malty taste with a really intense creamy feel. This hid the moderately high ABV extremely well and made a pleasure to consume...
msbernac (767) - POLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-caramel, dark fruits
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish
mithe (937) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Light sweet, very light chocolate, very light yeasty-spicy.
Appearance: Dark brown-black color. Medium, beige head.
Taste: Light spicy, medium sweet.
Palate: Medium body. Light sweet finish.
Overall: Quite weak belgian.
danielecamo (522) - 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 (2320) - 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 (1539) - 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 (355) - 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 (1353) - 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.