Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Strong and complex, malts, coffee, alcool.
Appearance: strong, like a belgian brune.
Taste: Complex, sweet, than a note of bitterness.
Palate: full body
Overall: best italian beer? 18/20!
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, 0.75l, BBE 01/2011) Murky dark brown with a small, fading head. Aroma of sweetish, rye-puddingy malt, anise, some herbs. Rye-puddingy-malty, sweetish flavor with spicy coffee notes, oatmeal sourness, and a roasty finish. Medium to full body, but feels slightly thin despite the lack of CO2. Alcohol masked by sweet maltiness. Like a mix of Doppelbock, Belgian Strong Ale, and Oatmeal Stout - but can’t really compete with the best samples of these styles. Not bad, but I liked the Imperial more than this. 7356
Joe_Pinta (34) - Arona, ITALY - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bella schiuma, non persistente. Caramello, nocciola, caffè, cioccolato. Un bell’amaro e un bel corpo, forse troppo carbonata.
thewolf (10705) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thank you, ccskou]
... finally, this breaks me into the RB top 20... on the last night of the year...
Murky brown with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild milky chocolate, light liqourice, some viniousness, mild port. Low, low carbonation, stunning creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is classic. Lots of chocolate, mild toasted caramel, port, really elegant. Wonderful port-like qualities overall. Wonderful!
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - AUG 31, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra da meditazione, ferma, color marrone scurissimo. Profumo di nocciola, sapore che richiama note di cioccolato, caffè, tabacco, ma soprattutto caramello. Buonissima, ed è andata giù che era un piacere, meglio della dubbel con metà ABV che ho vuotato nel lavandino
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The alcohol burns in the throat. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A splendid nutty dubbel. World-class.</br />
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed (fresh?) the day of purchase from Johnny Off Licence.
The look: Dark brown body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose of a rich nutty bakery. Body is full and carbonation is lively. Taste of roasted cashews, toffee, forest floor, bread crust, some dark fruits, oil, brownies. A good amount of leafy resinous hops with a lengthy oily bitterness. This is a very cohesive beer where everything works great together in a way that is hard to put into words. Can stand up to most Belgian style dubbel I know. This is a true timeless Italian classic, I give it a IV.I/V
leaparsons (7673) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin foam. Aromas are chocolate with vinous fruit. Very rich malts with raisins. Peppery alcohol. Flavours are sweet malts with caramel and chocolate. Rich and not quite reaching cloyingly sweet. Fruity with berries and vinous notes. Thick on the palate. Warming alcohol on the finish. Decent.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a yeasty and slighlty herbal and spiced aroma. The flavour is rich, malty and yeasty. Overall a nice richly malty, spiced and yeasty beer.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
veramente pazzescaa! bevuta in bottiglia al bir & fud.... colore ambrato scuro violaceo schiuma pannosa crema persistente... al naso parte con frutta secca sciroppate prugne arriva fino a note di brandy.. in bocca frutta secca prugna confettura di pesca albicocca lievitosa ... buona porco dio!!!!