KajII (770) - 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...
RussianDragon (9) - - 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 (636) - 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 (138) - 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 (162) - 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 (982) - 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. Mřrk brun, nesten sort. Dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig fruktig smak, krydder og rosin.
Maarten1993 (200) - - 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 (214) - 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 (569) - 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