JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fully opaque brown under short-lived brown-yellow head. Creamy rich nose, even whiffs of blue cheese. Burnt malts and roasted nuts (Pecan/Brasil/...) Som dark candy sugar. Don’t get raisins in the nose, but some alcohol & higher alcohols. Dry dark beer, woody, very malty with overtones of roasted & burnt malts. Quite some sweetness in the basis, but always under the heavy roasted notes. Some musky, animal-like flavour mixing in. Nutty as well, again. Very well bodied. Nice, and original... not a real drinking beer, however - bit too potent. I find it strange to find so few fruity elements in it, as it seems to have been the object. Thanks to brewboy, anyway!
hapjydeuce (966) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 I really liked this dubbel from Port Brewing. had it twice now, and its good stuff. dark brown pour with amber edges and an off-white head with nice lacing. aroma of raisins, caramel, and darker fruits. great malty chewiness in the body with hints of banana and finishing with yeast notes that end with sweet and sour sugary flavors before the alcohol finish. nice!
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber colour with a beige head. Caramel sweet aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with notes of fruit and alcohol.
madsberg (10597) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Beer no. 10 @ American Blind III. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense brown head. Cocoa, alcohol, sweetness and fruits in the aroma. Flavour is light yeasty, sweet, full of cocoa and fruits. Medium bodied. Quite dry. Sweet and spicy end. Nice one.
kramer (5322) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a dark garnet colored body under a minimal large bubbled fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is pretty classic for the style, over-ripe bananas, marshmellow, caramel, yeast, and a touch of light alcohol. Flavor is spot on as well. Very fruity with lots of banana, yeast, caramel, and light alcohol. Some residual sugars on the slightly warming finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and slightly sticky with a nice low level of carbonation. The alcohol is a little warming but not overpowering. This was pretty darn good. A little lacking in the appearance due to the lack of carbonation, but it really added to the palate and overall satisfaction.
joergen (22453) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Bottle.
Hazy orange brown coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of fruits, spices and liquorice with notes of dried fruits and marzipan.
Flavour of fruits, spices, dried fruits and liquorice.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Its amazing how different this is tasting to everyone,you look at the reviews its hard to believe we are drinking the same thing. I got a huge full aroma of caramely raisins, dates,pear, and Christmas cookie anise, taste was full of dark fruit,chocolate, candy sugar, and that wonderful anise, all the flavors were very full and distinct,stunning in its complexity,hardly a hint of the alcohol, very highly carbonated,has a carbonic bite to it,but a very amazing brew
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky maroon, very cloudy, with a medium light tan head. Pretty seeet smell, some dark fruit and belgian candy sugar. Nice berry aromas. very fruity. A unique sour taste which is rare for a dubbel, seemed to be lacking the traditional choclate and darker malts for a dubbel. Alot of berries and grapes were the main fruit tastes I pulled out of this brew. Pretty smooth, somewhat sweet, a little sugary. Fairly light bodied, but decent.
aracauna (3189) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer features a beautifully rich maltiness that is like sticking your head into a bin of caramel malts. There is a good bit of yeast fruitiness, a good bit of melon and maybe a bit of cooked carrot. Balanced with hop bitterness, but the bitterness is a bit self-effacing.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #10 Small fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing. Hazy amber/brown color. Aroma was Heavy malt with notes of caramel, grain, toffee, toasted. Some hoppy and spicy notes as well. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Sweet finish.