stevoj (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is swet and slightly smoky. Color is vibrant amber, bordering on dark orange. Silky skin of a head. Taste of dried fruits, citrus and caramel. Smooth for its high ABV. Subtle, yet complex. Nicely done.
Tide (2282) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, toffee, citrus, earthy notes, toast and hops. Bitter finish with nuts, toffee, hops, earthy notes and toast. Very nice belgian strong ale.
sir__v (1129) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GIft from the tour at the brewery - Color: hazy amber caramel beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, sweet and small coffee finish. Taste: very nice body, easy drinkable. Roasted malt and nuts notes. Good bitterness as well. Aftertaste: roasted malt and gingerbread. Good caramel and small coffee finish. Good bitternes.
Panzerfaust (622) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Club de Cervezas. Pours a hazy brown color with a reddish hue and a massive soapy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Aroma is intensely fruity, yeasty and malty. Enticing notes of caramel, red apples, sour cherries, cranberries, red currants, raspberries, hazelnuts, aniseed and some white raisins. This is seriously complex and layered. Taste is sweet and intense. Some candy-sugar and caramel sweetness can be felt at times coupled with all the big "red" fruitiness. I’m sure some folks might find this one too-sweet. Yeah, maybe a little bit too much. With just a tiny bit of tartness for balance it would be worldclass. Big bodied, it feels thick and heavy in the mouth. This one is a well-made Dubbel... but after drinking the whole bottle on its own, I found a few flaws in the overt sweetness. I can just imagine how great it would be as a Sour. Maybe it’s a beer to pair with food only. Stand alone, it deserves a 3.8.
Excalibur123 (282) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Presenta marrón oscuro con pequeña cabeza de espuma, perdurando una fina capa hasta el final, aromas a caramelo, azúcar Candy, frutos rojos y uvas pasas, en boca entrada media con ligeras notas picantes, amargor muy sutil con final dulce, cuerpo y carbónico medios en una correcta cerveza doble.
visionthing (3682) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from SIP veini- ja õllepood, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy brow with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, some herbs and some slightly earthy notes and hints of alcohol. Fairy sweet, but balanced enough, rather tasty, but alcohol is a bit to noticable as it gets warmer. Nice one anyway.
dodskenta (100) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1991 bottle at akkurat. This vintage is amazingly good. Super clear mahogony color with a small off white head that quickly fades away. The aroma of this beer!! Amazing! Tons of caramel, toffee, yeast, old musty cellar, caramelized figs. The flavour is on top as well, pretty much all the things you get in the aroma you get in the taste with the most well balanced flavour and complexity I’ve ever had. Holy beer this.
willisread (937) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a Liefman’s glass. Clear dark brown with a small head that dissipated fairly quickly. Nice dupont yeast smell on the nose with some prune, praline, molasses and caramel aromas present. Slight cola-like mouthfeel with average carbonatin and a medium body. Nice fruit forward beer that’s sweet on the palate. Nice finish that has a touch of dryness but is overall sweet. Definitely prefer their drier beers, but this is OK for the style.
Rubin77 (164) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: riche frothy tan head diminishing to long lasting thin cover.
C: cloudy dark red/bruin amber.
A: some dry earthy hoppy combined with nice fruity aroma.
T: sour sweet caramel malt taste with dry hop palate bitterness, dry mouthfeel, earthy, dust, spicy, nutty yeast tones with some fruity like blueberries, light to medium body, average carbonation, interesting abbey dubbel very drinkable but beware of ABV.
Alusmamuts (1074) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with rich yellow head. Aroma of roasted caramel, same it the taste in the mixture with fruity yeast notes. MIld bitterness on backround, says in the aftertaste.
beermaris (165) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75 l bottle. Thick cap. Dark, cloudy. Hoppy taste, with strong caramel taste, that stays alao as aftertaste.