VastActiv (2925) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.75l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 12102012. Colour is reddish brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, plums, raisins, yeast and malts.
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a murky reddish brown with a sizeable light tan head. The nose is rich with dried dates and figs. The flavor is sweet with notes of Fig Newtons, dried apple, caramel, and dates. The abundant carbonation helps lighten the sweetness a bit. Medium to full bodied with a sweet, malty finish. Nice brew.
Japalo (1225) - DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Exp. 2012. One finger foam. Caramalty notes. Complex flavours basement. Sweet- dry short finish. Alcoholic nose. Great to taste this ancient Classic danish brew.
laiti (5774) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2006 @ Beer Hunter’s. Produced 30.11.2006, BB3 01/2012
Aroma is very sweet with raisins, sugar, plums and malt. Flavour has raisins, plums, sugar, toffee and some malt. Too sticky and sweet – even after six years. Closer to a Barley Wine than Abbey Dubbel.
olio (6280) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s. Brewed on 30.11.2006.
Pours clear ruby red color with small head. Aroma of dark berries, ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Flavor of ripe fruits, caramel, sugar and some spice notes. Quite nice and smooth.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong and alcohol rich scent (barley wine). Very residual yeast that sailed around the beer.
adnielsen (9279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Dans house. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a cream colored head. Candy sugar, caramel, toffee, sweet aroma. Quite sweet, candy sugar, caramel malty, somewhat cloying, toffee, a touch fruity flavor.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy reddish with white head thanks to Aaron for the bottles! Aroma has notes of toffee, caramel, nice raisin, and some slight grape notes as well, hints of biscuit. Taste is a bit watery, with notes of raisin, toffee, sweet biscuit and caramel, hints of grass but really pretty sweet, finishes sweet.
dreamflower (584) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Smelled of raisins. The taste was warmly sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in tulip glass. Dark reddish brown colour with off white head. Kind of bitter taste, quite boozey. A good dubbel but not my favourite.