buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark beer, with a dark brown head. Not a lot on the nose apart from sweetness and a bit of doughy yeast. Becomes a lot more interesting in the mouth; licorice and hops play a bitter-sweet tag around the full bready yeast. Lingers to a long dark bitter aftertaste. I was surprised by how nice this was, La Trappe, for me, have been a "well, if nothing better is going" brewer. But this, their dubbel, just works well.
Distance_Runner (60) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Smatch, Brussels, Belgium. Belgian Style Dubbel. This beer won Gold Award from European Beer Star in 2014 under Belgian Style Dubbel Category.
StilleStorm (868) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DAA; Bottle 33 cl. Pours large, dark brown with a large frothy to creamy, fading, still lacing, tan head. Nose is heavy malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, ripe fruit, alchol and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate bitter with a lasting warming, spice finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft to avarage. Smooth, alcoholic, complex and enjoyable.
fkoolen (358) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown colour, hazy, beige nicely lacing creamy head. Dried fruits like figs and raisins, cherries, gingerbread, coffee and chocolate, liquorice, sweet and slightly roasted malty caramel and toffee. Lingering sweet, fruity aftertaste. High carbonation, but still a soft mouthfeel, good body.
shadylane (4) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/red with a large beige head.
Pleasant aroma with notes of raisins, spices and maybe some licorice.
Strong complex malt flavours of burnt toffee, caramel and some dry fruit.
Good hop balance with a nice dry finish.
Medium body - High carbonation makes it very quaffable despite the relatively high ABV.
DutchMark (193) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice double. Dark red with an off white head and lively prickly carbonation. It is quite fresh and not as sweet as others I had in the style. It is even a bit light bodied and dry in comparison. Flavor has a nice balance with yeast burned malts and caramel. Very easy to drink. A beer with caracter.
dr.dod (324) - Szeged, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. It is one iconic beer (or ale). It has huge beige foam with nice taste alone, but beer is much better. Caramel and coffee the first after some sweet malt, and hop at the end. Creamy, silky. There are massive alcohol in the beer, but it’s not disturbing, rather heavy bodied. Price is also heavy.
mjik83 (640) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Niet mijn smaak
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strap (459) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasted malt and sweet fruit aroma. Robust flavor, cherries, honey and roasted malts. Yeasty and pleasant carbonation. Excellent
JLDC (78) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colour: copper-brown, with a beige head.
Nose: dark (forest) fruits - apricot, plum. Hints of chocolate and raisins. Slight hoppiness.
Flavours: chocolate malt returns. licorice, cough drop. Hints of caramel and spices.
Finish: long, mellow, warming.
Verdict: good Trappist dubbel, but not quite the finest out there.
GuideDogSaint (477) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours hazy dark brown with a dissipating white head. Fruity, yeasty, malty aroma. Sweet finish.