PhillyCraft (3634) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark brown with plum colored hue. Small white head. Aromas are def raisin dominate, candy sugar, rich belgian strong malts. Very soft and tasty for 8.8%. Flavors of raisins, cinnamon, muscat grapes, little sweet at the finish. Taste reminded me of Lost and Found. Warming in upper chest. Very good.
douglas88 (6690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a murky dark brown/red color. The aroma is big spices, raisins and sweeter fruits. The flavor is a big dry Dubbel with loads of dark fruit, raisins, caramel, quite flavorful.
Holmen1 (3119) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
fra fat på Mikkeller Ølbar: min første øl fra Pizza Port. Et hederlig forsøk på en belgisk dubbel, men ikke helt overbevist. De har ikke spart på rosinpakka. God, men belgierne gjør dette best.
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller. Dark brown pour with a nice chestnut tone with a egg shell white head. Aroma is heavy on the raisins and yeast esters. Has a nice blackcurrant note to the esters. Some caramel maltiness, too, but over all pretty estery, as a dubbel should be. Taste is more light than the aroma suggests - there is a light tartness to it that hides very well behind the raisinous and estery sweetness. This is quite above any other dubbel I’ve had. Very nice! I could imagine that a sour cherry and brettanomyces version of this aged in an oak barrel would be through the roof.
madmitch76 (16820) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th July 2012
CP&K Pizza Port Tap Takeover. Clear red - amber beer, little off white head. Softish palate. Mild fine carbonation. Very mildly tart fruits - cherry and raspberry. Tiny bit of coca cola. Finishes smooth. Easy going.
yespr (33579) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden brown with a deep orange glare and a small off white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, caramelish and light sweet. Bitter, roasted malty and light hoppy. Lingering dark malty into the finish.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of malts caramel, fruits and some spices. The taste is malty a little sour, with caramel, fruits and raisins. The aftertaste of sweet fruits and a little bitter.
Theis (14014) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Raisins. Licorice. Sweetness. Phenolic. Ok malty. Light tartness. Ok - but too sweet.
aleph (231) - - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Pizza Port Carlsbad. Dark purple. Raisins, spices, malts, candy, other fruits I can’t identify, bubblegum. Not as flavorful as expected, but richly bodied nonetheless.
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes of raisins and other dark fruits, spice and childrens fruit sweets (tootie fruity) that I used to eat back in the 70’s! Rather strange to be honest. Vaguely Belgian in character but a bit unbalanced. Not really for me, give me more coffee monster.