Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby/dark cherry corlo w/big head and nice lacing. Big raisins, figs, cherries and plums on the nose. Taste is cherries, figs and malty sweetness. Tasty
Beerdedone (2343) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a foamy light tan head. Aroma was lightly sweet with caramel, yeast and fruit. Flavor was sweet & malty with dark friut, caramel, raisins, toffee and some light spices
dexcansino (253) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveza color caoba, de espuma vigorosa al inicio para quedar al poco tiempo una cremosa corona. Olor afrutado, enebro, plátano. Sabor tostado, chocolateado, muy especiado, notas de vino tinto, azucar moreno, manzana asada al vino. Cuerpo medio, con gas vivo en la boca y con un fondo sorprendentemente seco. Presencia alcohólica.
avw1982 (82) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. One of the best dubbels for me. Not too sweet. Nice brown color. Has a little taste of caramel.
maruno (12) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 75cl bottle in original glass. Pours with a quickly dissapearing head; flat brown. Bittersweet with nice and medium soft carbonization. Mostly caramel and dark bread. Bitter finish.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Den Tatoverede Enke. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The aroma’s red apple, plum, forest fruit. Belgian yeasty sweetness. The taste is more plum, pear. Mild spice and toffee. Sweet finish. Full body, soft carbonation. Overall, OK. Quite sweet.
Unde (88) - FINLAND - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful looking beer, dark brown in colour. Very typical belgian head which doesn’t go anywhere. It’s like an cloud on top of my beer. Scent has some sweetness but is dominated by this red wine type of smell, perhaps tannins? Taste is sweet, with bread like malts, and some cream at the end. Some roasted feel at start but it stays behind. Something is missing here, could be better.
Hanuta06 (144) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from bottle.
Aroma: light, banana aroma.
Appearance: small, rocky, light-brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-red/light brown body.
Taste: moderately sweet, cherry and caramel-like, initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. Interesting flavor.
chinchill (586) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 750 ml bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter.
Pours more-or-less clear, dark ruby-mahogany in color, with a nice fluffy cream colored head. The head initially leaves nice lacing on the glass, but it has poor retention and soon reduces to a thin ring.
Aroma: rich and complex, but gentle aroma of dark fruits and spices, with suggestions of raisins, dates, figs, toffee, brown sugar, banana, flowers, brown bread, cinnamon, chocolate and some earthy yeast. Fantastic aroma!
Taste: rich, dynamic and complex; mildly bitter/sweet with suggestions of raisins, dates, figs, toffee, brown sugar, banana, brown bread, chocolate and some spicy yeast. Lingering notes of dark fruits, chocolate, dark malts and light spicing.
Medium carbonation and medium+ body. Slightly harsh; about as expected with 7% ABV.
Overall: this excellent Dubbel lives up to its reputation. Great balance and complexity Alcohol is partially hidden but with light warming after the finish. Exceptionally enjoyable.
commonmac (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bulldog Downtown. Bearing in mind this beer is achingly wanting to be a quadrupel, a very solid beer. Sweet aroma with almost hints of date. Starts well with malty sweetness and a full mouthfeel but stops short of excellence.
NikkTwist (897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Eulogy. Wonderful rich dark copper pour with islands of white foam. Glows like a candy red apple in front of bright light. Sugar plums. Dried cherries. Cinnamon. Rhubarb. Currents. Rich sweet malty dark red fruit. Touch sour. Notable spice for balance. Medium-full body. Very nice refined Dubbel. Much better than I was expecting. This is the only major La Trappe brew that I had not had and am now kicking myself for not having it earlier. Found it on draft here, not sure if the bottle is a match in taste.