Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a thick, bubbly white head. Short lived. Aroma is ginger, dates, raisins, sweet alcohol, yeast and malt. Moderate sweet and note particularly bitter. Short finish. Light body with a moderate carbonation.
Melkart (298) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft herbal aroma. Taste is herbal too. Spicy full body. Spiciness persistent. Complex. Balanced.
g_georgiou (239) - CYPRUS - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber body with a thick beige head. Aroma is sweet fruit and herbs, yeast, caramel. Taste is medium sweet with low bitterness. Light body, thin texture. Light but not boring. And more importantly easy to drink.
gripweed57 (707) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy dark amber color. Small creamy beige head. Candy-like herbal malt nose. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of raisins, vanilla and brown sugar. Soft and drinkable with earthy yeast notes. Finish has a touch of red bell peppers and herbal hops. Simply delicious.
Yorker (1211) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy dark amber with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, sugar, and yeast - with a slightly dry finish.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just as good as the 10, but nicely different. More earthy, more what I’d expect as Trappist, but what am I saying, these guys pretty much invented the stuff. Herbal yet had the dried fruit balance. Stunning brew.a++++
strap (417) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish pour with a fizzy off-white head. caramel, nuts, roasty and slightly bread. a little sweet on the finish but mainly an earthy brew.
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-21-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a murky copper brown color with a big and billowy cream colored head. The head fades very rapidly leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is a nice mix of dark fruits, some sugary smells and a bit of nut. The dark fruit is of a raisin and plum nature while the sugary smells being more of a caramel and candied sugar nature. The nut is of a nondescript roasted nuttiness and is accompanied by some notes of a more brown bready nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit and sugary flavor. As the nose suggested the fruit is of a darker nature with flavors of plum and grape. The sugary taste upfront are of a candied sugar and brown sugar nature. A bit of roasted brown bread is present upfront and through the taste, creating a base for the other flavors to stand on. More toward the middle of the taste, flavors of spice, apple and yeast come to the tongue with the spice being largely of a cardamom nature. At the end, a bit of booziness, some earthiness, and some nut all come to the tongue, with these flavors drying out the taste ever so slightly and creating a rather satisfying fruit flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is slightly above average. Neither were bad for the style, but overall a little more creaminess and a bit less carbonation may have made for a slightly more enjoyable feel for the flavors.
Overall – A tasty and rather enjoyable dubbel. It is renowned for good reason and one to go to from time to time.
Mr_Pink_152 (723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours Amber brown colour with small tan head that diminish. Aroma of dark fruit. Taste of brown sugar, banana and fruits.
Lawger (109) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours chestnut-brown with soft white head. Yeasty, malty scents with dominant butterscotch notes and some medium light chocolate. Rather light bodied with emphasis on sweetness and some lightly roasted malty notes. No bitterness and a decent finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pelzky (15) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish-brown color with medium, white and unsustainable head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, alcohol, caramel and toffee. There is also a hint of cereals. Taste is fruity (plums, raisins), caramel and malty. Some alcoholic bitterness. Carbonation is little to high. Not as good as 10 but it’s still a very good beer.