Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZBF 2010. A little hazy brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel and fruits. The taste also caramel some coffee en a little chocolate. It’s bitter and a little sweet. The aftertaste is bittersweet.
SHIG (3402) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle ZBF: Poured a hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma is a mix of toffee and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, and sweet toffee.
GT2 (7700) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ZBF 2010 shared with Travlr and BigMomma. Pours a hazy brown with a decent tan head that leaves okay lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and toffee. Taste is roast, chocolate liquor, toffee. Buttery, rich palate. Very nice.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Zythos Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown color, nice head and lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel. Taste has butterscotch and chocolate, hint of smoke. Nice.
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at ZBF. Hazy brown color with a brown head. Aroma has some strong notes of roasted mal and dark chocolate. Taste is full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Good brew.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From chilled 75 cL bottle at ZBF. Fairly smooth and subtle nose, with some roast malt, a tart fruit note, and a touch of bitter chocolate. Cloudy dark brown color with a big beige head. Surprisingly firm bitterness with a nice grainy malt flavor, avoiding sweetness (just the lightest impression of brown sugar). Harmonious, balanced, well-rounded and dry dubbel with a serious maltiness. Impressive.
JorisPPattyn (7672) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small to medium yellow/brown head; hazy deep reddish-brwon. Caramel, slight roasty bitterness; much fruity esters. Perfumed, very estery and roasty-burnt chocolate, and a whiff of hops. Finish has, warming up, a little smoked hint, what doesn’t spoil anything. Reasonably well-bodied, quite carbonated, faint alcoholburn. Quite roasted double.
goozen (2679) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
ZBF, 2020:An abbey-brown brew from this micro, its got an good roasty malts taste with hints of chocolate and coffee.