Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear dark brown ale with diffuse floaties and a thin moka head. Aroma is musty and sweet, caramel, lightly oxidized, and vinous. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with aniseed, light orange peels, a bit short. Medium bodied. Overall, a nice bruin.
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bb Mar 2008, courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!)
Lovely red-brown body with a medium sized off-white head. Pleasant malty and spicy nose, just a little dusty and sourish. Very, very light malty taste, slightly sweetish. Caramel and some weak weak spice and. Ok nuff, not offensive but needs more taste.
heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
#400... 0.33 l bottle from belgianshop.com, BB Mar 2008. Poured darker copper body with medium-smaller beige head. It really had very nice, rich malty aroma of caramel, chocolate, cherries, other berries, roasted sugar...very, very promising. However, flavor was much below it, quite thin like most dubbels, although still nice, sweet caramel and dominated with some cherries. Simple, but works well. Nice, long sweetish finish follows the flavor. Dubbels don’t impress me, but this one is really nice.
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Bjergtrolden, Roskilde.
Pours deep mahogany red with a medium, creamy, light-beige head. Aroma has yeast, chocolate, cardemum, toffee and light raisin. Light mouthfeel, some creaminess. Flavour is limited, some chocolate, caramel sweetness. Rather bland, but surely, it’s quite drinkable.
Quinten (1039) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark colour, thin lasting head, hinds of coffee, aniseed, paradiseseed, caramel, burnt candy, Nice one but needs much ingredients to get one.
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown of color with a beige head. A fruity aroma with sweets, dark fruits, blackberries and caramel. A flavor of caramel, sweets, dark fruits and weak notes of spice.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing light tan head. Mild woody, spiced and fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity, slight perfumed and with a mild plastic like note. Mild caramel, chocolate and liqourice malty flavour. Light acidic and mild bitter finish. Ends with a light plastic yeasty note.
shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coffee and chocolate aroma with hint of nutmeg. Dark reddish brown with giant tan head. Sweet brown sugar/sour milk malt flavor with a mild hops finish. Sweetness is a bit much but otherwise very nice.
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit almost berry with a sourish mix in there. The taste is a sweet caramel malt, but has this twisted sour fruit bite to it.
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very full aroma, chocolate and something sour, yeast. Beige head, beautiful red brown body. Vanmille flavour right before swallowing, very milky. Good and balanced.