hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting, complex brew.
Murky, ruby ale with a large, fizzy, khaki-colored head. Great retention, so-so lacework.
The nose is killer. So unique. Entire spectrum of fruit... tropical, fuzzy and dark. Rye bread and beef broth.
Well-balanced flavor that doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma. A whisper of caramel and raisin. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, fruity, astringent finish. Thanks to jbrus for the bottle.
allmyvinyl (1114) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a big white head, which doesn’t stick around very well. Plums and toffee on the aromas, with some dark sugar. Quite a sweet finish. Not bad.
EddyBeer1 (589) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brune rougeâtre, effervescence moyenne, col beige épais et persistant. Métallique de prime abord mais laissant rapidement place aux malts caramel torréfiés avec des notes de chocolats et de fruits foncés, sans oublier un peu de réglisse qui passerait par là. Classique, sans plus.
RuneStumo (1887) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
27.08.2013. 0,33l Bottle. Golden pale amber colour with white head. Sweet malty aroma. Very fresh with notes of floral bitterness. There is also some faint notes of marzipan sweetness, sugar and almonds. This is a very good beer!!
DwarfeD (482) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark amber brown with a medium off-white head. Medium body with high carbonation which sizzles on the tongue. Starts a bit sour and bitter and has a sweet finish. Raisins, caramel, toffee, fruits and spices. A delicious Dubbel!
77ships (3096) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from ALBO. BBF 11/01/2014. Dark brown wood amber with a hint of red, quickly disappearing tanned head. Nose is quite sweet, caramelized candy sugar, dried fruit drenched in syrup, very basic sweetness, candy & meat gravy, pretty odd. Taste is syrup, sweet meat gravy, Chinese sauce, caramel, candy sugar, basic BE dubbel sweetness aka very simple, sub-med. BE brew, odd old kitchen spices,… Bit fizzy, this is pretty odd whatever this is. Not my thing, did they take short-cuts or…
JefVerstraete (678) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter.
dnicolaescu (413) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, poor to average retention. Colour; deep red-brown, hazy, huge sediment.
Aroma: dried fruit, roasted, a touch of alcohol.
Taste: malty (dried fruit/caramel), roasted/acid.
Somewhat unconvincing lighter that expected body.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear deep amber with floaties and a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a fruity and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
OllieBBommel (875) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@tasting (1999), 330ml. Head: beige foam. Colour: clear, ruby brown. Aroma: fruit. Taste: bitter-sweet. Palate: mild, medium bitter finish. Overall: nice.
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours hazy orangish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.