jmgreenuk (4011) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Poured a murky dark brown with a massive frothy light tan head. It was so frothy it took me a while to actually taste this! The aroma is rich roasted malt, yeast and some woody light hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malt liqourice bitter, floral hop palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Not a great beer imo. The combination of flavours is not particularly pleasant.
RW80 (521) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Slight hazy redbrown color, with a small head with poor retention.
Aroma: Rubus, some caramel and nuts ?
Taste: roasted malts, light coofee, not so sweet,
Dinish is quite chocolate bitterness with some notes going in tol icorice dirrection.
Thin body, slightly below average carbonation.
Not your typical dubbel. Ramses once again makes something which goes in a different direction,. And like the past cases this turned out quite well, just don’t expect a sweet double, more a bitter double which is going into porter teritory.
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, batch 20120315b, dated 30-04-2012, large sample. Slight hazy redbrown color, big frothy light brown head. Aroma is nutty, milk chocolate, slight spicy, slight fruity and candy sugar like, caramel. When taking a sip, there is quite some licorice overwhelming me and taking over the aroma. It was probably already there, but i didnt recognize it yet. Taste is a bit licorice sweet, but also bitter of it. Interesting brew, clearly dominated by the malts and not so by the yeast character. Decent complexity, decent balance although a bit tilting towards the licorice. Ok stuff.
Jeroenhensen (185) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vanuit 75cl fles. Pikzwart, past niet bij een dubbel. Bitter en chocolade tinten. Prima
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, yeast. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, yeast. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. A murky, brown beer with a dense beige head. Yeasty nose with dried fruits and caramel. Roasted notes too, both in the aroma and flavor. Quite yeasty flavor with some caramel and dried fruits. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. The finish equally boring. Not very pleasant or tasteful. 131101
FatPhil (8997) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Pours a very dark red, with an almost ice-cream floaty tight dark beige head. Smells more like a belgian stout than a dubbel - there’s a decent roast in this, and also some herbal bitterness. For the strength,. a very light and drinkable palate, though it is quite full. Pleasant carbonation. Retronasals are a simple burnt roast. Taste has the ashier side of that, and some earthy bitter hops. Bitterness rides on in the finish, quite a little tingle there, and very dry, almost ashy. Fairly simply beer, but nicely attenuated, and covering the 6.8% effortlessly.
jvhemert (328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
AROMA: cherry, resin
APPEARANCE: red, frothy,
TASTE: medium bitterness, lightly sour,
PALATE: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long,
Ok dubbel, but a bit thin on the palate and lack of depth, mostly cherries, and the bitterness overwhelms the subtle aromas.
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Burg Bieren Bierwinkel, Ermelo, Netherlands consumed at home Friday 19th October 2012 Dark Reddy/brown in colour, a little hazy with a small off-white head. Little nutty, soft in the mouth, fruity with a nice twang. Tangy edge, there is a woodiness and a slight interesting but also uncompromising feel to this, lacks sweetness, not spicy, but very interesting. Good stuff. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Slightly roasted malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy finish.