JoeinDahlem (1380) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, thickly brown beer, disappearing tan head. Malty nose has tart-cherry and wood impression from the yeast. Tastes only a little sweet to me, with a mild and interesting tartness and light bitterness. Soft mouthfeel and going a touch sweeter in the finish. Has a certain Bavik character that separates it from other "dubbels" or Belgian ales of similar strength and color.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut/red body, pristine tan pillowy head. Nose of marzipan, caramel, cherries, and brandy and/or rum. Really, the nose was quite a thick, sensual sweetheart. Intro gives us prickly carbination and flavors of cherry twizler, dried fruit, nuts, and bittersweet chocolate. Overall, it has a very candy-like presence and reminds me a hell of a lot like Ommegang. The malts are thick & luscious and this beer probably makes you cum when coupled with a nice cigar. My only problem is that it becomes cloyingly sweet and mundane if left to warm up too much, so i recommend this to be maintained at colder temps...probably above 50 degrees.
Borresteijn (5570) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Extremely sweet and dry dark brown beer. Some dark fruits and roasted malts, but way too much sugar and sweetness. Not good.
daniele (6710) - ITALY - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrato carico schiuma non abbondante persistenza media note di carammello nocciola leggero acido in bocca tendente al dolce caramello leggermente fruttata e piccola acidita
legion242 (2341) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A cloying sweetness belies an underlying sourness that melds into a sort of sweet and sour chicken effect. Not appetizing.
BelgiskOlklub (979) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. Creamy head, brown hazy body. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet not very complex.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby brown with a light soda tan head that hangs around for a while. A lightly wooden aroma paired with a sweet caramel seems to contrast with the appearance of this dark brown ale. Nice and creamy in the mouth with a smooth roasted character that is followed by a small amount of bitterness. Very drinkable.
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, with a shade of red. Malty toasty, brown sugar aroma. The same on the palate, pretty straightforward really. A bit of yeasty fruit. The mouthfeel is on the thin side, and the finish is sweet. I don’t know, but this just didn’t ring my bell. On a different note, it’s pretty funny that the last three ratings are from Albertans! How can you tell Petrus beers just arrived in Alberta?!
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very reddy dark brown with thin light brown head. Chalky cocoa marshmallow aroma. Tastes more like a dopplebock or milk chocolate stout. Lots of chocolate, not the usual Belgian flavours. Still an OK tasty brew.
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle. Chestnust brown pour, quite heady - tan coloured foam. Good creamy lacing left behind. Sweet malt aroma, light toffe/brown sugar. Initally sweet on the tounge, brown sugar, light raisin, caramel. Chewy, medium body. Mild carbonation. Nice ale, a bit sweet, but quite drinkable.