sweetstuff (3) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best before date 05/2011. Lot 1892 07 37. An ’8’ per the label, but no pabv listed there. Brewed and bottled by Duvel Moorgaat NV, Puurs, Belgium.
On opening there is a delicate sweet white bread/orange spray, with mild caramel backing, pouring dark, with a higher head than some other Belgian Abbey Ales I could name.
There is a roast coffee/anise entry, with what may be leather and a little staleness midpalate, but wait and see. Full bitter.burnt chocolate finish. Sort of a triangle--starts fine, and ends broad, perhaps a tad clunky. Malt seems scorched and the sweetness tails off; if it weren’t so bitter, I’d think it’d be short on the finish.
Score is as is, at 4 plus years of age, perhaps 6. Needs to be revisited with a fresh bottle.
FireGlider (258) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with small brown foam. Aroma of malt and caramel with spicy and fruity notes. Taste is light to medium sweet with medium body. Aftertaste is sweet and pleasant. It should be drank after it sits on room temp. for a few minutes, then you can sense all the aromas.
AndreMachado (2) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cerveja muito bonita no copo, sabor marcante e aromas adocicados. Uma ótima e agradável cerveja.
Achel (239) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brown beer with a very nice head. It has a nice fruity aroma and a very powerful ale taste with quite a lot of bitterness for a belgian beer. Really an enjoyable beer.
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cor marrom, brilhante. Espuma boa, bege, cremosa e duradoura. Aroma maltado e alcoólico. Paladar vivaz, notas de caramelo, biscoito e álcool bem presente. Muito boa!!!!
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the airport after a mad dash left us waiting over two hours for a delayed flight. ITs important to keep busy. Pours dark Brown with a Beige head. Caramel, candy sugar and bread dough. Nice balance of sweetness and spice. Full bodied and full flavoured. I like dubbels.
kanaclane (128) - - JUN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: Réglisse, fruits secs
Bouche: Réglisse, caramel, vanille
Rien de transcendant avec des notes d’alcool sur la fin
R4N5H (386) - SINGAPORE - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at The Sky Bar, Park Hyatt, Shanghai on 08/06/2015. Poured into a tulip glass. Dark red brown colour with a frothy tan coloured head. Aroma of fruit, caramel and spices. Lively - perhaps overly carbonated. Bittersweet, roasted malt and caramel lingers on the palate.
jamaty (1434) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color ámbar. Un dedo de espuma. Agradable olor a caramelo y frutas rojas, principalmente cereza. El sabor sigue al aroma, predominando la fruta sobre el dulce, con un tono de acidez agradable. Esconde muy bien el alcohol. Buena Dubbel.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red and brownish color beer with a big, frithy and lasting light brown head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, coffee and dried fruit. Flavor is predominantly sweet with a balanced bitterness. Body is thick and carbonation is medium. Long sweet and slightly fizzy end.