rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly opaque. Topped by a huge billowy off-white head that keeps growing thanks to the abundant carbonation. Some of the best head retention I have every seen.
Aroma has lots of dark fruit such as figs and cherries layered on top of wood. Hints of pipe tobacco along with wet grass and hay. A little bit of light cocoa underneath.
The flavor really has tons going on. Like in the aroma, dark fruit predominantly up front consisting largely of cherries and figs. A decent woody note is present along with a little bit of must although it nicely compliments the other flavors. Grass comes in next along with a moderate, cleansing bitterness. The beer finishes dry on the palate with bitterness lingering long after all other flavors depart.
Overall, a truly complex and amazing beer. There is really so much going on here and the flavors change as the beer warms. One of the classics.
CardsFan25 (61) - - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown pour with half a glass of white/cream colored head. Dark fruits on the nose with moderate banana, raisin, and hop taste. Great dubbel that makes me wish that I would have bought more than one.
mathieuc (1248) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice brown with a ruby highlight with a medium offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of bread, dark fruits, light candi sugar and some subtle spices. Taste is of raisins and other dark fruits, moderately sweet. Light banana. Body is medium and carbonation just too high for my liking. Finish is slightly bitter and spicy. Overall a fine dubbel, it didn’t quite reach my expectations for it but it was still really fine!
scarab (23) - - AUG 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good dubbel. Nice aroma of ripe fruit like bananas, plums and cherries. Bitter-sweet taste which is nearing red wine. Nicely hidden alcohol. One of the best dubbels in the world. No doubts.
murran (143) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown body with a medium head. Nice malty aroma of candid sugar. Round and well balanced taste.
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sjorsvdg (61) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een klassieke, donkere dubbel. Rokerig, houterig en toch ook wat fruitig. Lichte schuimkraag.
angel77 (884) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles tomada en agosto de 1999 con fecha de cons pref para 05-01-2000. de las primeras belgas de compra, toda una sorpresa de sabores tostados con cierto dulzor en aquella época. Tomada varias veces mas, merece la pena darle otra oportunidad en cualquier momento. Bastante buena.
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heel lekker donkere trappist met goed wat smaak aan zoals het hoort te zijn.
Sperandio (9) - - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja cor caramelo escuro. Espuma alta, consistente e de linda coloração.
Sinto no paladar o gosto bem leve de chocolate, muito leve mesmo, o que torna o gosto ainda melhor. As belgas nunca decepcionam.
eelco (40) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice dubbel. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, little banana. Taste is fruity, little licorice and slight bitter ending. High on carbonation, giving it a bit of a champagne feel.
Beerhammaren (1037) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle @One Pint Pub 07.11.97 (old as something vety old)
Pours dark murky amber with low head. Aroma is plums, some vinegar, malts, caramel and syrup. Flavor is plums, syrup, malts, some alcohol, banana and caramel. Great!