Namespayne (64) - - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle: maybe a hair below the best I’ve had in Belgium (westvleteren XII) and I’ve been five times. This is definitely on a par with Rochefort and I think even better. Extremely pleasant.
Zymurgeist2 (1246) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dark fruit aroma. Layers of complexity. Clear brown with an off-white head. Taste is rich caramel and slight bubblegum, with layers of dark fruit. Slightly thinish mouthfeel.
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Descent example of the style, but definitely an American take. Smell of sweet fruits and dark fruit. Taste is slightly sweet and malty. Overall good dubbel
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"sampled one after a chimay taste-off, and it was slightly better than the chimay dubble. more lively and fruitier, with a more pleasant nose and flavor...slightly. good beer, not great."
Vignale (2414) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Drucken i pokal där det krämiga fina skummet kommer till sin rätt. Klar gyllenbrun färg. Maltsöt doft med marsipan, säd, rågbröd och jäst. Känns stiltypisk och rustik. Fina maltsmaker som nog kunde få stått till sig lite till. Söta smaker av honung, marsipan och frukt men också tydlig beska som är bra för balansen. Riktigt trevlig.
wmubronco1992 (660) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber. Large frothy off white head. Sweet aroma of bananas and cloves. Big lacing. Taste is traditional Belgium sweetness of caramel and raisins. I like this, but it just didn’t wow me. In a world of so many great craft beers this didn’t stand out.
Hopsinator123 (9) - - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious beer.. Just spent a week in bruges and Brussels trying about 20 beers. This one almost tops them all.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at brewery. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing. Nice malty sweet notes on the nose. Kind of sweetly malty on the tongue. Very quaffable. It goes down so easy. Finished clean. Nice.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz bottle a dark copper hue, with a small to medium sized head and a little lacing. Aroma is yeasty ,fruity with lots of malt and banana accents along with some spiciness. Rich and complex in flavour: maybe a hint of fig, some raisins, a bit of a woods and earthy leaves. Still, a bit of a metallic unpleasantness in the aftertaste. A fair attempt at a dubbel, but nowhere near as good as the real thing. Decent enough, but not really my style either.
bob_w (369) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic version of a classic style. The yeast character works nicely in concert with the malt to give the subtle fruitiness, without being overbearing. Delicious caramel/toffee quality, moderate dark aged fruit note. It’s no wonder that it’s won so many medals.