FatPhil (13568) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)
Reddy brown, thin head. Massive ribena waft at first, but then nutty and husky. Taste is unexpected - dry burnt malt - not the full-bodied sweet malt flavour I’d expect for a dubbel. Some wineyness and sweetness later. Also a raw grain taste. Bitter nutty finish. Pressed my buttons, but not as a dubbel, this is closer to a stout!
larsga (7242) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smallish offwhite head. Hazy amber body with fast carbonation. Fruity, yeasty wild berry aroma with yoghurty notes, somewhat artificial. Dry yoghurty wooden wild berry taste, again somewhat artificial. Mouthfeel a little watery. Aftertaste is much the same. Disappointing, and not really very enjoyable. (0.33l bottle at Cardinal.)
Fin (9456) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Vale Brewery 31-01-08 Poured dark brown with off white frothy head, didn’t get to try much of this but what I did was most enjoyable, chocolate ran through this as did some vanilla, sweet malts on the nose, a tasty beer.
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, bronze colour with a mid-sized, light-beige foamy head. Sweet, slightly yeasty and moderately toasty malt aroma with a touch of chocolate, also restrained fruity and quite spicy, partly ethereally (peppermint). Moderately sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation. Yeasty, slightly toasted malty taste with notes of chocolate, spicy phenols and shy fruity notes; quite short, sweet-bitter and toasty finish. Likeable (29.01.08).
jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Dark amber cloudy body with a nice puffy beige head. Bready nose with subttle tones of clove and caramel. A slight acid approach in mouth with some sweet roasted malts, and hops bitterness at the end that leaves a coffee-like aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation with a light body cause some effervescences that disturb the complexity of the flavors which is a pity. Could have been a good dubbel but is an underachiever because of that lack of body and a too high carbonation, the brewer should tone this down to make a more serious beer with less pops.
Sigmund (6636) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml stubby bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. BB 0608. ABV is 6.5%. Refermented in the bottle. Copper coloured beer (clear first, cloudy when the yeast is poured in the end), large tan head with an orangey hue. Very nice aroma of spices, candi sugar, yeast and raisins. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is moderately spicy with some caramel and toffee, lacks hops. The finish is kind of "empty", relatively light bodied for its strength. Still a nice and drinkable dubbel, but could have been better.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle) Light redish/brown, white head. A simpel aroma of blackcurrant and malts. High carbonation and a waterish body, with taste of more graisn; not that fancy. The finish is light, without any estertraces. There is a late-finish with some chocolate and dry fruit.
daniele (7934) - ITALY - NOV 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
scura con riflessi rossastri buona schiuma abbastanza persistente profumi fruttati lieviti fermentezione in bocca non armonica tagliante un po luppolata tostata decisamente non rotonda
SHIG (4491) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark red brown with a thin jello off white color head. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with some caramel tones. The taste is a roasted nut and sugary malt, the finish is caramel and sweet.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber to brown coloured beer with a lot of carbonation and an average off-white head. Malty roasted full aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter roasted little bit short, wattery. Better when yeast on the bottom is poored out. Medium one.