mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a tulip..mahogany pour with tan head..aroma of dark fruits, caramel, yeast..dry, malty taste..very good dubbel.
ABS (441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown with a quite red hue. Lots of light brown head, which quickly disappears. Lingonberry, light cherry nose. Medium and oily body, some light carbonation. Lingonberry, malt, slight cherry aroma flavour. Sour. Bad bottle? Didn’t envjoy this at all.
Beerheart65 (957) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby with hint of mahogany, light brown frothy head. Sweet and malty aroma has also bit fruits, some licorice, ash and Belgian yeast. Medium body, slightly fizzy feel, alcohol is evident, malty with balancing fruits, light feel. Tasty but could use more nuances and better flavors, bit watery.
klas (231) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought in Belgium. Dark brown with thick head and small bubbles. Malty with some fenolic and alcoholic notes.
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear sparkling dark brown beer with a large white-off head, thin texture. Medium persistence. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, liquorice, roasty malt, alcohol, some fruits. Light bitterness as a base line with warming medium sweet waves. Full body, silky texture, average carbonation, long warming finish. Overall, a good dubbel (nice look and aroma).
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown colors. Aroma has dark fruits, prune, fig, and dark cherry. On the palate the dark fruits are very present, but balanced nicely with just a little yeast. Finishes with a semi-sweet note.
Deu (679) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a big beige head. Dried fruit, prune aroma, some raisins too. Dried fruit and vanilla in the mouth and a little chocolate too. Full body, hints of carob in the finish. Decent
RussianDragon (290) - - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, with hints of honey gold when backlit. Uneven white head, with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is complex. Taste is very mature, with a warm alcohol finish. Sparkly champagne bubbles in mouthfeel. Served at Taverne Manneken Pis in Brussels June 5 2007.
martjoobolut (555) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33L bottle, BB 07.2015. Pours dark ruby with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and some spicy notes. Taste burnt sugar, some tart, fruits, and malt. Alcohol well covered. Overall: good beer, but not as good as I hoped (and rating would suggest).
fkoolen (217) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown, beige creamy head, quite stable. Spicy sweet aroma and taste with red fruits, plums, figs, clove, gingerbread, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet dark bread, even some boozy burn, smoke and wood coming through. Complex but rounded with nicely balanced sweet, sour and bitter tones. Aftertaste is bittersweet and a bit dry. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel, relatively high carbonated. Very nice abbey double, body could be bigger.