Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of grainy caramel and gamey hops. Medium brown color, headless. Mildly sweet dark fruit flavor, plums and currants, and a side of spicy yeast. Kind of a lightweight, some alcohol zing. Malt profile is a bit off for a mid-weight dubbel, but its in that range.
deanso (5737) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 37.5cl botle from ABCBeers.
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. A nice donker beer.
MarcoDL (2389) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Very high pressured, the cork launched itself. Malty and yeasty Belgian dubbel. Notes of dark fruits and raisin.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep sienna color with four fingers of white tight bubbled foam. The nose is rustic with spicy grain, roasted caramel, cured meat, pine tar and some yeasty esters. On the palate it follows the nose nicely with a great balance between round sweet malt, bitter hop presence and a lot of complexity in between. Peppercorn, rye, chocolate, pine, grass, cola.. interesting and unique !
suedehead288 (409) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013.11 - fles 37cl - kurk raakt net niet het plafond - beige schuimkraag, bruin bier met ietwat oranje glans, vrij helder - neus : mout, caramel en rozijntjes - mond : mout, caramel, beetje zoet
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber nice bubbly tan head. Aroma is yeast,hops and a little sweet. Flavor is smooth,yeast,dark fruits and hops.
JefVerstraete (1592) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Medium sweet with medium bitter finish. OK beer, nothing special.
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, light brown, fully lasting.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, toasted grain/bread, husks, caramel), with notes of dish rag, dirt, walnuts, lemon juice, bubble gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Nice head retention and mouthfeel, but it’s a strange mix of odors and the aftertaste isn’t particularly clean. Hard to imagine how the Stillwater Bronze Age ended up being so good, because this and the Blond are very disappointing in comparison.
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown and small grey beige head. Dusty, dry wood, dark malts, very mild hop and classic appeal. Also old fashioned though, unfortunately. Light bitter, without much character. Fancy bottle is really overdoing it. Nothing special. (375ml bottle from Dranken Geers)
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Aspen picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Nutty, toasted malty, light chocolate, caramel, a bit earthy aroma. High carbonation. Somewhat acidic, cocoa, caramel, a bit fruity, slightly sweet flavor. Not bad but not as the blonde.