Zymurgeist2 (1695) - 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 (5561) - 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 (7453) - 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 (517) - 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.
Gurthnar (4705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Beergeek Bar shared by Kazator, many thanks! Excellent beer, fully malty, very smooth, fruity, raisins, alcohol hidden well. Balanced also in way of basic flavours, sweet, but also warming alcohol and moderate bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Route CBC, CBC Clapham, 02/10/15.
Murky mahogany brown topped with a decent beige swirl and edgeing.
Nose is rich fruits, toasted brown sugar, grain, light spice, brown bread, biscuit.
Taste comprises dark fruits, raisens, earthy, bitter fruit, spice, fruit loaf, toffee, Belgian yeast esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok for style.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden brown with small fizzy head. Aromas of fruit and caramel with a touch of tobacco. Flavors of dark fruits, tobacco, and some chocolate. Bottle was kinda flat, would love to try a effervescent one...
MaBeer1972 (1715) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A deep purplish-brown color. Little to no head. Low carbonation. Earthy-fruit aromas and flavor. Sweet thin body. Rather disappointing.
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is raisins, prunes, spiced fruit cookies. Taste is fruity malts, creamy and crisp, deep dark fruits with some nice freshness. Very balanced. Probably a really great introduction to a Belgian-style Dubbel...but also has staying power.
Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Route CBC. It pours deep red-brown with a decent white head. The nose is toasty, earthy, some spice, caramel, dried fruits and rich fruit cake. The taste is toasty, earthy, toasted grass, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, candied peel, some alcohol warmth and a touch of Rivita. medium body and average carbonation. Doesn’t quite have the depth I was hopping for. OK, but there a plenty Belgian varieties that way better.