Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours hazy brown with a light, tan head. The nose has toasted pine and earth. Medium sweet flavor, somewhat alcoholic, with light dry bread, lots of toasted pine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, lightly warming finish. Not very dubbel-y. A sort of hoppy dark ale thing. OK overall.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from The Bottle Stop. Almost black dark brown with a thin to medium grey beige head. Aroma is nice, yeasty, bread, some spice, strawberry jam, sugar, alcohol, some dark fruit. Flavour has some chocolate added to all that shite, some spice on a boozy finish. Low to medium carbonation. Hints of coffee. Good work. Enjoyed this. A little different.
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13, 10/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is ight roasty malts, cocoa, earthy tones, hoppy backnote.
Taste comprisesearthy tones, hop presence, brown bread dough, light cocoa, dark toffee and fruit.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the finish.
Seemed more like a black IPA than a Dubbel to me but tasty stuff none the less!
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours very dark brown and small light tan head. The nose is earth, raisin, prune, brown sugar, brown bread and cake. The taste is roasted malt, earth, dry toast, cocoa, light spice, decent bitterness, some alcohol warmth and plenty of dark fruit. Medium+ body and moderate-high carbonation. Big on flavour and good depth. Nice.
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity and toasted malty. Dark roasted malty, chocolate and caramelish. Sweet, light bitter, mild fruity and lingering dark malty. Mild bitter, medium sweet finish.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 2012. Bottle. Aromas of dark malt, chocolate and spice. Color is hazy brown with a tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, spice and dried fruit. Pretty good dubbel.
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from Cornelius. Great label! Clean design, and lo a clean and silky pour. Slight but right cream lacing and thin head over lush brown mellow chocolate malts. Very smooth and even light for the style and abv. Good stuff from this emerging UK brewer.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, chocolate, Belgian yeast, light dark ripe fruit, slight anise, and some dust. Poured a muddy brown/very deep amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, tan/beige head that diminished slowly and lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Possible particles. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, chocolate, Belgian yeast, slight anise, and some sugars. Medium to full body. Lightly sticky, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, Belgian yeast finish is lightly dry. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
bhensonb (14081) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a 4 finger creamy beige head (chalice). Roast malt aroma. Med+ body. Flavor is chocolate, treacle and spicy. Not to mention roast malt. The flavor is fairly intense. Woke me up! As the foam reduces it seems to release a hint of pine. There’s sugar in this, but there’s a lot of bitter to balance. Fairly complex.