Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from an 11.2oz bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a very dark brown color, with a mild light tan head. The nose shows really spectacular notes of milk chocolate, Abbey/Trappist yeast esters, raisin, and prune. The palate shows milk chocolate up front, strong CaraMunich and raisiny Special B notes, a surprisingly lightly ester profile, and an almost candy-like final character. Carbonation is perhaps slightly low, but pleasant, given the high level of residual sweetness. The finish again shows a nice chocolate character, with a slightly stronger ester note than shown in the palate. Overall, a beer that is decidedly on the malty end of the style, just short of being cloying, but utterly enjoyable.
Rubin77 (466) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: average, white, poor retention.
C: very hazy, non-transparent, yellowish to brownish.
A: malt, spicy, estery, fruity, hint of yeast.
T: malty, some chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, yeasty, candy, medium body, good carbonated, very tasty for Abbey Dubbel, 0,33l bottle, Match supermarket Brussels.
PietS (82) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good brown beer. Sweet, but with subtle bitterness. Well balanced and easy drinkable.
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
28/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from Amon Tchiniss (Malmédy) @ holiday - BB: n/a (no marking on the side of the label to indicate a date on the preprinted months and years) (2014-1548)
Clear red brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: smelly, unpleasant, rotting fruits, bit sugary, overripe banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bad, some caramel, bit malty, overripe banana, dirty, rotten fruit. Aftertaste: bit of chocolate, sourish, dirty, very unpleasant, some cocoa powder, little bitter, alcohol, nope, nope, this is not cutting it...
SarkyNorthener (3478) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wife for christmas. Very dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma of caramel and dark malts. Taste is dark bread, caramel and dark malts with a touch of spice and yeast. Bit of a gusher on opening. Good.
Baramba (620) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Malterie des Remparts. Brown colour with thin off-white head. Sweet and flavour of caramel, notes of tobacco. Medium sweet
Boxereddy (354) - BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donkerrood/bruin bier met spuitend schuim.
Moutige neus met zoethouttoets.
Hoppig in de mond met licht bittere afdronk.
Alusmamuts (1242) - LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with rich off-white creamy head. Strong caramel, but too watery taste, remainng caramel bitterness, some sweetness around.
Silvan7 (965) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone con riflessi rubino, leggermente velata con schiuma beige non molto fine , ma piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di fave di cacao, frutta rossa disidratata (ribes/amarene), tostata, sui toni della liquirizia e del cacao amaro. Poco caffè. Alcool e caramello sono presenti. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, quasi solo da tostatura, poco luppolata, cacao, frutti rossi caramello e dolcezza alcolica sono i gusti principali. Retrolfattivo di liquirizia.Leggerissima acidità. Poco corposa, poco carbonata, molto rotonda, calda. Equilibrata ed armonica.
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scotch-style Belgian rather than a dubbel, with creamy, regular, beige, stable head and very dark brown colour with wine-red hue, hazy. Sweet fruitiness, banana, candied cherries, apple sauce, chocolate, brown bread, buttermilk, candi sugar, liquorice, cloves all suffering under an unpleasant DMS odour of cooked cauliflower. Malty, bready taste, candied fruits, sweetish, light coffee-like roasted bitterness in the end, a bit sticky and a bit alcoholic.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits and notes of brown sugar. Flavor is a bit thin. Not quite as robust as I was anticipating. Still a decent brew bur as good as I was hoping