ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is very rich raisins with an almost fruitcake but not boozy in any way. Taste is upfrnt (slightly) burnt raisins, with a good helping of sweetness and the yeasty notes (which I don’t actually enjoy too much) are less prominent initially - only one warmed up to the estery banana/spicy notes come in. The best dubbel I have had but I am far from a fan of the style and I would choose to have this slightly chilled to suppress the (not excessive at all for the style) yeasty notes which admittedly defeats the object of a dubbel. The additions of the raisins elevates this massively to me and another piece of The Lost Abbey jigsaw is in place.
Klimaet (1748) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours light hazy brown with a big offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, malty, nutty, dark fruits; raisins, plums, figs. Yeast, caramel. Taste is sweet at first, dark fruits, lots of raisins, yeasty, also some lighter fruits, grape-like sweetness, light bitterness, malty.
ogniskowicz (691) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
W zapachu głównie rodzynki, suszone figi i daktyle. W tle trochę fenoli i przypalonego karmelu. W smaku bardzo wytrawne, dość fenolowe, wyłażą tak suszone owoce w sporych ilościach, jak i guma balonowa. Wysycenie dość wysokie. Bardzo dobry dubbel, braciszkowie z niejednego klasztoru w Belgii by mogli pozazdrościć.
mR_fr0g (8957) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Route CBC, CBC Clapham, 02/10/15. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting creamy head. Aroma is earthy honey and brown sugars, brown bread. Flavour is composed of sticky brown sugars, tasty enough, mellow belgian yeast, cinnamon and some spicy wood in the finish. Palate is semi sweet with highish carbonation. Decent.
TimE (4961) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure how old this bottle is, but pulled it out of my cellar and it was between 4-7 years old. Medium brown color. Lots of port and dark fruit, milk chocolate. Low carbonation that is a bit uneven, but flavors have really integrated well. Very malty, nice lingering finish of port and dark fruit. Nice.
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at lost abbey, san marcos. Hazy dark brown color, white head. Aroma has typical dubbel notes, raisins, plums, caramel. Full body, raisins, sweer fruity notes, some chocolate.
Zymurgeist2 (1814) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 from bottle to tulip. Aroma of straw and slight fusel alcohol heat. Dark fruit show late and moderately. Aroma rounds out nicely as it warms and marries. Clear garnet-brown with light brown head that coats the top as a dusting with moderate large bubbles around the collar. Taste is chocolate, fig and slightly old dark fruit. Residual sweetness is slightly too sweet.
The_Osprey (6004) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC, Clapham. Dark orange / brown, still, small foamy tan head. Aroma is plastic, Viennese whirls. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is biscuity, raisin, a bit papery and metallic into the finish. Average for style.
Cuso (7654) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BeerGeek. Dark amber color with medium off-white head. Strong syrupy aroma with red fruits. Taste, sweet malt, red fruits, candies, hops. Tasty.
rusos (571) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beer geek. Hazy amber colour, stable head. Aroma is complex. Raisins, dried fruits, malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is much the same. Some alcohol. Very complex beer. Very good.