fkoolen (596) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Almost black dark brown colour, off-white foamy head. Thin aroma, seems a bit off (iron-ish). Taste has some good tones of chocolate, raisins, burnt malts and sugars. Body is a bit watery, lively carbonation, dry but soft mouthfeel and aftertaste.
mikske79 (1310) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heel lekker donker bier met een goede, volle smaak aan zoals het hoort bij een donker bier
bonkiedeaap (441) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a dark brown color and a beige head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is mixture of tones from dark chocolate with nuts, cacao, oatmeal and a light sweetness from the raisins. The taste starts with a medium bitterness from the cacao and chocolate and changes in a light sweetness which reminds me licorice. The finish is a little sweet and has a light bitterness from the cacao. Despite this beer is a little watery, it’s actually a good Abbey Dubbel which is well drinkable and not too strong.
seynie (241) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut with a great creamy top. Toffee with caramelised nuts, sweet but not overly sweet. Medium body with a sweet but not sticky finish. Decent brown.
allmyvinyl (6572) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle form (I think) Beers of Europe. Pours clear brown, thin off-white head. Light banana at first on the aroma, some spice and dark sugar. Tatse has more fruit, spice, yeast, candi sugar. Medium body, decent balance. Yeah, liked that one!
AshtonMcCobb (4056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - chestnut with an amber tinge. Good head.
Nose - honey and general candy sugar sweetness.
Taste - slightly grapey or appley but apart from that, there’s toffee and not much else.
Palate - medium bodied with a sweet sugar texture in the middle and there’s a decently balanced finish.
Overall - nice but slightly one-dimensional even if that dimension is good.
McWorta (999) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to brown with deep amber ruby red reflexions. Offers a tan head lasting until it fades in a smooth coverage. Noses of nuts, cocoa powder, chocolate and hints of raisin and dried dark fruits. At first the beer develops a prickling bit lively texture which lasts and develops a light-medium body. Sweet notes are intermingled wit nutty cocoa powder flavours offering some bitterness and dryness. The finish is light and lasts a while still providing cocoa flavours. Well balanced.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is wood chip, mediumbroad malt, weak leather, red apple zest, card board, feel is quite watery, taste is stale cola, red apple, mediumsweet malt notes, late leaves
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bruxx. Sunday afternoon after the Zizkov game. Pours Brown with a Red hue and a cream coloured head. Sweet malty aroma with Belgian promise. Tastes a wee bit too sweet for my liking. Caramel and spice but just bit too much.
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bodied, small light tan head. Brown bread, cane sugar, chocolate, dark malts and sweet alcohol. I dig the darker tones, but somehow it doesn’t help get this beer below par. Bit of a simple body, sugary, brown simple malts. Okay mouthfeel, bit too watery and sweet. It is okat overall, not much to it, unless you like brown sugar water. (33cl bottle from Cave Gabrinus SPdC)