rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has a best before date of 16 04 12. The back label also lists the abv at 8%.
Appearance: It has a dark burgundy colored body with a light haze and some yeast floaters. This is capped by a light beige head of frothy light foam. From the pour it left some yeast sediment on top of the head which looks like a dusting of cinnamon. The head hangs on well, slowly fading as I drink and making some nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: There are fruity and estery yeast notes of raisins and apple peel with a slight hint of spice and funk. This is all comes with a nice sweet bready maltiness as well.
Taste/Palate: Wow, this one has good complexity with fruity and spicy yeast, sweet bready and nutty malts. I get notes of cocoa powder blending with notes of walnuts and hazel nuts like Nutella within the sweet bready maltiness. Fruity notes remind me of raisins and as it warms I get some cherry as well. Hops are light and help to balance with mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. The palate has a solid medium body with mild carbonation.
Notes: This beer has wonderful complexity and drinkability.
nilsas (2622) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Malt, frukter, anelse honning.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Fruktig, noe sprudlende i munnen.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Pivní Rozmanitost (Konevova), Nydt@Hjemme med Gorm.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,7%, Når@09.10.2015
dchad56 (208) - - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - brown with thick frothy tan head. Malty aroma, slight banana. Creamy feel, smooth, full tasting - very nice beer.
SkillsFactory (280) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tonaca di frate chiara con riflessi giallastri, opalescente, schiuma beige poco persistente.
Aroma di pera e banana matura, caramello, note oleose, erbacee e tostate, leggero "piccante" etilico.
Al palato sempre pera e banana matura, caramello, oleosa, erbacea, con una coda tostata ed erbacea.
Corpo medio, poco carbonata, leggermente oleosa.
jamesewelch (234) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 33cl bottle, poured into trappist glass
Aroma: sweet, caramel, flora, licorice, vanilla
Appearance: brown, clear, tan head
Taste: heavy sweet, light bitter
Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, average carbonation,
Overall: A great dubbel. This is pretty much what I expect when I order a dubbel. Great taste with loads of dark Belgian beer flavors and aromas. Some caramel and other spices in the taste. Heavy sweetness but not cloying.
Rubin77 (326) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
F: huge, off-white, lasting.
C: dark reddish, to dark brown.
A: malty, with some grassy tones, yeast.
T: malt, some fruits, quite bitterness grassy on the palate, some chocolate tones, medium body, average carbo, some nuts and bready, very good not special.
cattaneopapa (243) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle part of taster pack. 6,7% Alc./Vol. Pours a murky watery brown colour witg one finger of lasting head. Complex aroma with notes of Figs, apples and cherries. The typical belgian abbey ale taste is definitely there. Lively carbonation. Let’s just call it St. BERNARDUS Abt. 12 LIGHT.
VamboladeTolly (922) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with medium size firm head. Aroma is bready, lot of hay, banana, berries, malty. Taste is sweetish, malty, slight roast,, rye bread,Medium body. Bready finish. Ok.
thorongil2 (1970) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear, bright amber colour with a tall, beige head; aroma of bread, spices; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; smooth palate
Calisky (2024) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur noire, légère mousse beige. Nez levuré, note fruitée et caramel cuit. Gout fruité, bonne levure et malt noir, pain avec épices en fin de bouche. Corps bien onctueux. Fin levuré douce, caramel cuit et épices
beermaris (197) - LATVIA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark. Mildly sour aroma. Sour in taste with rather bitter aftertaste. Some fruity notes.