sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Clear, very dark red color with a medium, beige head. Roasted-malty, caramely-sweetish, a bit dull aroma with dried fruit, potatoes, coffee and some acidity. Sourish-malty, slightly burned and chalky flavor with light spiciness. The burned sourness balances the malty sweetness quite well. Medium-bodied, slightly foamy-carbonated and sticky palate. Not watery, but very easily drinkable. Bavik has stepped quite a bit towards mainstream with this brew, as thereís only a hint of the tartness of the Petrus line left. A very well-balanced mix of Oud Bruin and Dubbel, although without great complexity.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark crimson-brown color, with beige bubbly head.
Aroma starts out rather sour, almost astringent, like vinegar. Thankfully turns vaguely sourish sweet, like sweet dark fruit, sour apples, malt, and a dose of alcohol.
Flavor sourish sweet and alcoholic, that turns into soft toffee-like caramel in the finish. Toffee and berries linger in aftertaste.
Sticky mouthfeel, medium body.
This was certainly a somewhat complicated beer. Not very complex, but hard to get a grip on so to speak. First, you flinch at the vinegarry sourness, then youíre surprised and relieved when the sourness is replaced by a caramelly sweetness. In the end, though, the whole thing does get a bit tiresome, however.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured, nice creamy beigeish head. Fruits and plum in aroma, along with some hints of alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is of fruits and caramel, with also strong hops in finish. Very wellbalanced, though quite standard dubbel otherwise.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 02/2008)
Dark ruby color, nice tanned cloudy head. Cardboard, fruits (prunes) in the aroma. Caramelly fruity flavor, a bit crisp in the finish. Sweetish aftertaste. Quite sweet and basic but drinkable dubbel.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Christwagons, this is a heady little bastard. Pours a 75 /25 head to drinkable beer ratio that corrects itself quickly. Rusty blood brown body that is murky with an aforementioned huge to the point of being obscene white gray head that laces. Very light yeast nose with more caramel than anything else but even that is vague. I really like the flavor, light nymph like sweetness that brings Rollo candies to mind with whipped cream. This one works well while listening to Mr. Orbison tell the pretty woman not to walk away. The citrus yeast flavor I noticed in the other petrus beers is here in the finish. This is the best of the three Iíve had this evening. Complex with a light fruit and chocolate sweetness and a yeasty rich full finish that has lingering grape and caramel notes and an underlying yeast hint everywhere. A complete beer.
Ap-3 ar-6 tas-8 pal-5 ov-18
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dark brown with a huge tan head. Decent bread and raisin aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet, yeast, some dark fruits. Finishes with more sweetness. Decent.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown ale with a thick tan head. Aroma is of slightly carmelized bananas and molasses. Brown sugar and molasses dominate the flavor with hints of banana and wood. A joy to drink.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy caramel head. Good malt and caramel aroma. Beautiful mahogony body. Great taste with malts, mollasses, caramel, light hops, raisins and dark fruits. Maple syrup ending.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a yellow/brown head. Malty aroma, slightly metalic. Sweet malty flavour, slightly metalic with a lingering after taste. All in all quite a tasty beer that Iíd drink again.
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a murky brown with a small tan head. Aromas of vinegar, chocolate malts, and raisins. Rich, striking flavor, which reminds me a bit of a Scotch Ale. Strong choco-caramel maltiness, with some definite molasses, finishing with a very sweet linger (that hangs around for quite awhile). Definitely has more than its share of flavor... may be too sweet at the finish, but Iím kinda liking this one.