Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very flavourful, strongm, and a bit spicey, this is also highly drinkable and smoothly balanced.
It’s dark red-brown with a big tan head that shrinks slowly to a thin, frothy top. It leaves some foamy lace.
The aroma, very nice, is dried and fermented figs, brown bread, whole wheat, raisins and port.
Taste is port, sweet-sour plums, fermented fruit, strawberry and cherry jam, hints of licorice and cola, sweet toastiness. Unfortuinately, it falls a little flat in character after an initially incredible start, but it still stays good.
Holmen2 (2017) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Bar Zagreb with TO 07.10.15. Brown. Pale brown head. Aroma and taste of dried fruits, dried berries dark candy sugar. Still dry amd crisp.
BeerdedDave (964) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown with a thick, tan head; dark fruit aroma with light alcohol notes;smooth and fairly dry; dark fruit flavor; not at all sweet; mildly bitter; notes of raisins and plums; dry finish
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite clear brown reddish with a average frothy head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dry fruits like dates. Medium sweet with adry and light bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium to full body, quite smooth. A good dubbel.
Rubin77 (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
F: huge beige long lasting.
C: very dark red to brown non-transparent.
A: sweet caramel malt, fruity, orange, plums, chocolate, yeast.
T: caramel malt, white sugar, some bready, liquorice, plums, some dry grassy/earthy finish on the palate, medium body, good carbonation, I expected more from this dubbel but still great beer.
ryanscourt (1016) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok belgian dark. Not too strong or voozy but instead drinkable. Sugary feel on teeth. Not much fruity flavors.
jjsint (1554) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Berthom V, Lyon. Very dark brown with an incredibly beautiful creamy tan head. Very muted aroma: a bit of chocolate and coffee but also a jarring metallic note. Taste is sweet and satisfying, with a nice alcohol burn. A bit of sweet/sour tinge in the finish. Not the best Dubbel I’ve had, but certainly enjoyable.
DraftDodger (560) - - SEP 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen 5/9 2015. 75 cl bottle from the airport near Brussels. Pours clear copper brown with big yellowish head. Settles as thick creamy layer of foam with lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is a bit sharp and sourish. A bit spicy as well. A little cinnamon and mustard. Soft carbonation. Taste is strong and spicy. Sharp, sour mustard, yeast, a little metallic alcohol and something burnt. Unexpectedly sharp in flavour for a Bruin - but you do not regret that you bought a big bottle.
metalspice (355) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klart rødbrunt med off-white skum. Lukter svisker, brent sukker og ristet korn. En mørk bitterhet preger smaken, noe frukt og malt. Gjennomsnittlig munnfølelse.
rikstar (1557) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l fles op terras in schoorl. Bruin met een crème kraag. Smaak en geur zoet met bruine suiker en iets alkoholisch. Body medium, typisch Belgisch bruin, niks meer niks minder
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad dubbel. Slight brown. Slight tannish head. Little lacing. Sweet caramel notes and some slight sugar.