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.
damzz (290) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep opaque brown with a cream head that lingers and leaves lacing. The nose is slightly malt. The taste is caramel with nuttiness. The body is thinner than expected. 11.2 oz bottle in a variety pack with a best by date of 7/27/15.
PapaVillum (531) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml / 33 cl, flaske, 6,7 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 23. januar 2015.
Kastanjebrun ufiltreret Abbey Dubbel med 6 cm tyk offwhite skumtop, som svinder til skumlandskab indenfor en halv snes minutter.
I næsen er lidt fjern mørk frugt, såsom rosin. Oveni lidt kælder-aroma.
Udmærket smag som er præget af sødme. Derudover en let skjult syrlighed, som stikker momentvis frem. Sammenholdt med en medium bitterhed giver det en ganske habil Dubbel med et pænt alkoholindhold, man sagtens fornemmer.
Medium karbonering, som har godt af at foretage sig og en olieret konsistens. Bittersød eftersmag i en øl med medium krop.
Stærk Dubbel med lille ekstra bitter smag.
Motobashi (101) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured medium dark brown with a full finger tan head. Active carbonation. Grassy aroma. Nice lacing. Nutty flavour. A bit of bitterness on the finish. Not bad.
chucklemation (595) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown color with a light white foam head. Aroma is raisin, caramel, some nut, and a touch of Belgian yeast. The flavors come out very muted, with the nutty finish the most prominent. Underwhelming.
Kita (1232) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy muddy brown color with small frothy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, dark fruits, wheat, dust and some alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, following is grassy, papery and moderate alcoholic, mouthfeel is spicy, while finish is mild bitter. Light to medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Not fascinating, will surely need to re-rate it...
MatthijsE (907) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazed dark brown with an off white head that lasts. Aromas of that typical Belgian yeast whiff with hints of grass and plum. Taste has a light pine with some grass with some sweet notes.
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark hazy amber with a foamy off white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, berries, raisin, and some floral notes. Has a medium body with a rather fizzy carbonation. There is a light sweetness on the tongue that evolves into a dry bitterness. Pretty good beer, but not my favorite from St. Bernardus.
cfrancis (2561) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slight brown gold with a slight carbonation although disappears quickly. Aroma is caramel sweetness and light hop. Taste is light sweet caramel, grains and a slight nuttiness.
fiammanghilla (675) - Genova, ITALY - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da giangaspero e bevuta a casa.
Marroncina con schiuma eterna.
Caramello, corpo leggerino carbonazione leggera.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
brianza_ale (152) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl in St. Bernardus glass. Pours quite an abundant, slighlty beige, frothy head; very dark amber to chestnut colour, some ruby reflexes. Smells very yeasty and bready, leathery, clove, unmistakably belgian. Tastes caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, sweet spiced; moderate sweetness on this one, and extremly subtle bitterness; some light tart/acidic notes. Lively carbonation, medium + body, creamy and fizzy texture. Super-balanced, extremly clean malty finish, very smooth and drinkable, typical St. Bernardus aftertatste