DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/22/15] Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Dark amber-brown. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, caramel and a mild sourish olive note. Sweet flavor, yeasty, slightly tart, with dark fruits and spiciness. Medium-bodied.
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Atlanta shared with Nick and Brian at home. Snifters. Pours a dark hazy brown with an active pillow head. The aroma is moderate with raisins, dark fruits, caramel, and light Belgium yeasts. Taste is dark fruits like figs and raisins, candied sugars, Belgium yeasts, and cookie dough malts. Active carb, somewhat a malty and fruit finish. Good.
TET (1958) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark beer, reddish brown, a head is quite big,dense and blond. Aromahas sweet strawberries, dark fruits, plums and raisins, some bread and perfume. Taste has soft fruits, plums, strawberries, hint of dry bread. Taste has also hint of fresh perfume. Medium+ bodied, mild carbonation, smooth palate. The great Dubbel, fresh, aromatic, and tasteful.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 750ml. -Courtesy of Fran (thanks!), shared with Marko, kajser27 and Fran of course. Nice dark amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, caramel and raisins in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, dried fruits, some spices and raisins with mild alcohol notes in the finish. Tasty one but pretty basic.
kajser27 (157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown colored with ruby hue, medium to low off white head. Aroma is strong raisins, sweet and toasty. Same goes for taste sweet malty, raisin jam on a burnt toast. Some toffee as well. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Well hidden alcohol. Very nice! Thanks to Fran!
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to whoever brought it... Fran? Ogi? Dunno. But thanks anyway! :) Poured a dark amber-brown body with a small off white head. Aroma... yeah, definitely raisins, heavy maltiness, light alcohol... pleasant overall. Ok, 1-dimensional fine malty taste, vaguely fruity, just a touch of those raisins again, (something not legible). Ok dubbel, not too heavy, not too light, not too complex, but a nice, tasty beer. Would go for it if it wasn’t too expensive, like this... there are better choices.
Sibarh (149) - Białystok, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kolor - ciemny brąz, mętne.
Piana - drobna, wysoka, trwała
Zapach - wyraźny słodko-owocowy.
Smak - wyraźne nuty owocowe, wyraźna słodycz, lekko winne, średnia goryczka.
Treściwe i pełne w smaku. Warto.
Mr_Pink_152 (1554) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Hazy deep ruby colour with tan head. Aroma has soft fruit, cherries, yeast, and caramel. Medium sweetness. A touch of warming alcohol in the finish.
EithCubes (5194) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz, corked and caged, smudged dating but it looks something like BOTTLED 3/19/13. Nose is wonderfully fruity, dates, figs, and raisins coming through perfectly clearly, strong sherry and pleasant oxidation, strong maltiness, some brown sugar and toffee, tawny port character with some time. Stone fruit all the way, including peaches, and some light cherry. Pours dark garnet with a foamy beige head. Taste semi-sweet, plenty of heavy alcohol but it’s relatively gentle and hidden, dries to toastier and bread crustier tones as the chest slowly begins to warm, lots of raisins and cherry, candied fruit character. That Munich-y character is sublime and not overplayed. Light bitterness but this is still decidedly malt-forward, a smooth but still-crisp full body, but not fat. Mineral character is extremely light, yeast is clean and not airy, which I often find detrimental in this style. Candied character is complementary and does not cloy; it bears repeating, there’s initial sweetness but it dries out extremely quickly. Overall mature, balanced, and deeply satisfying. Without going back and checking my notes, this is better than every Belgian-made Dubbel I’ve had [edit: it is indeed the highest-rated of now 40 Dubbels] and ranks up there with the best of the American and Belgian Quads -- was it good fortune to wait on this bottle, or would I enjoy a fresh one more?
bth122 (1325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Torpedo bottle. Cloudy brownish color with small head. Aroma of cherry, candy, candied fruits, dark fruits, figs, Belgium yeast. Medium light sweetness. Warming alcohol. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone