SG111 (114) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a light cocoa color with small head, but nice lacing. Aroma is cherries, raisins, plum, maltiness. Flavor is dark fruits, and sweetness. Medium carbonation.
kamwitsta (141) - POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma of malts, yeast, some roasty notes. Pours rather dark brown, clear, with a huge and relatively stable head. The taste is sweet, spicy, lightly bitter. Medium body, foamy and perhaps a bit creamy to the tongue, average carbonation, bitter and spicy finish. A nice, enjoyable beer.
gildnerk (132) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Forgot how good this dubbel is. Pours a very deep ruby-brown with a short off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, bananas and licorice. Rather sweet throughout, with light sour notes towards the finish. Very well balanced, with a lively carbonation and a pleasant, not too alcoholic finish. Very nice.
Stuartyboy (646) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asda a light brown colour with tan head aroma is sweet and fruity treasure is brown sugar dried fruit and carmel generally sweet with a light bitterness on the finish
wisdomsolo (449) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent aroma and pretty solid taste. Smooth with some solid richness. I can dig it.
Franksv6 (157) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown beer with a with head. Taste is fruity, sweet, caramel. Aftertaste with some nice bitternis.
rommelreno (12) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boa espuma e persistente. Aroma de pão com algo de raízes. Sabor acompanha o aroma com uma certa doçura e sem permanecer tanto na boca.
Barreras (978) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with roasted malt notes. A slight caramel flavor complimented by rich malt taste. Roasted nut lingers on the palate after the swallow. I thought this was more like a nut brown ale.
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-30-12-
Poured from bottle into Leffe Chalice
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger tan head. The head has a very fantastic level of retention slowly fading slowly to give a wonderful level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is big and sweet. The sweet is mainly of cherry and some banana and pineapple. Mixed with the fruity aromas is a good dose of roasted malt, a light nut, as well as notes of a yeasty nature.
Taste – The taste begins on the sweeter side with flavors of cherry and plum mixed with a good brown bread flavor. As the taste advances some yeasty flavors soon come to the tongue and bring with them some flavors of banana and a light spice flavor. More toward the end of the taste, more sweet caramel and dark fruit and bready flavors come to the tongue and mix with a light alcohol flavor to leave a rather dark and sweet but balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is just below average. The medium creaminess is good as it keep the beer drinkable as well as compliments well the fruity flavors. The brew however is not so thin that the roasted and yeasty flavors are detracted from. A good solid mouthfeel.
Overall – This is a fantastic brew. It has great dark fruit flavors, a good yeasty and bready taste as well as just the right amount of warming alcohol. Definitely one to have on occasion.
Garrold (1318) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Tesco. Two for a fiver! Clear, reddy amber. Bubbly, thick, sticky, off white head. Dried fruit. Granary bread. Light chocolate. Brown sugar. Taste is yeasty and dry, with a little bitterness. Soft, sugary palate. Finishes fruity dry, with bitterness right at the end. Very decent, especially factoring in the price.