Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very intense for a dubbel, dark with strong Belgian character. Pours thick with a large head. Pretty well balanced and overall one of my favorite Belgian ales.
geertvdhelm (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very nice, dark brown with a nice foamy head.
Smell is sweet, candy-like with some wood tints in the back.
Taste is also somewhat candy-like, more licorice in the end.
Very soft down the throat
Cybion (91) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours dark, reddish brown and a little murky. Head is light tan, frothy and doesn’t stick around for long. Some carbonation visible. Fairly standard dubbel aroma of muscavado, molasses, wholemeal bread and caramel initially, with maybe a touch of dark fruit around the edges. Alcohol isn’t too prominent so far. Some slightly spicy notes begin to emerge after this has been sitting for a few minutes, and a touch of vanilla perhaps. Taste is less sweet than I expected with some more bitter, possibly even roasted malt notes coming to the forefront, with a slight touch of coffee even, though none of these are very potent. Little non-descript and water after the initial hit sadly, though the finish is long and sticky with the usual bread or cereal notes lingering. Alcohol warmth is subtle and pleasant. Medium body and oily texture with only a little bit of carb. Sadly another one in which the aroma outperforms the taste.
goozen (3257) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33 ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits.
ThreeCats (633) - ISRAEL - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown with lots of ruby highlights and a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, rich caramel, toffee, dark brown sugar, hint of roast. Taste a little thin, kind of disappointing after the nose. Roast, some sweetness (but not enough), some raisins, a good alcoholic warmth down the throat. Roasty and dryish finish.
EvanFriend (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet and boozy, taste starts with wood, fades into spicy yeast, with a red wine aftertaste. I like this one a lot.
BiereLuc (1045) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune au doux nez de sucre d’orge. En bouche, une fine amertume s’amalgame à des notes de sucre cuit avec quelques pointes acidulées ici et là. L’alcool est relativement bien dissimulé. À la SAQ, la Rochefort 8 est un peu plus chère, mais bien meilleure.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->Trappist. Murky brown with thick lite tan head. A: dark fruit, candy, yeast. T: same. Touch thin and watery. Good taste.
luegomeloacabo (69) - A Coruña, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Excellent appearance, dense brown anda thin balanced head which remains all allong the drinking. Coffee notes and smell, very pleasant abbey beer.
djoeye (2162) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look; light light tan low head, brown to red brown body, some fields of lacing. Aroma; sweeties, sweet malted candies and prunes. Taste; pruned malts, wooden hops, roasted malts, prunes, nuts, moves to a finish with malts, berries, juicy fruity stuff. Good body, soft feel. Good brew. [btl @ TromsøJernbanestasjon]
ametras (631) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Clear reddish brown with a foamy beige head. Flavors are brown sugar, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and licorice with herbal and spicy notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick texture.