deanso (3201) - the Hague, - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thick off white head. Clear burgundy pour. Quite a nice double.
dado93 (50) - ITALY - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dubbel beer, beautiful appearance, dark brown color with creamy tan head, aroma is roasted, light coffee and chocolate, this sensation is present also in taste, smooth body and good drinkable
McWorta (234) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark rubin brown/black in colour. Nearly no head as served too cold (grumble...) but should be a toasty coloured head.
Noses of sugar can, malts and some fruits like figs(?) aromas. Bit fizzy and lots of sweet malt on the palate. Bit sticky oily texture and full bodied. Good for after a short quick lunch to fill the gap.
dEnk (2639) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is caramel, molasses and some spices. Flavour is caramel and spices mostly, quite creamy. Nice.
worldbeertaste (1126) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mahogany brown with a nice red tint and a creamy, lacy off-white, head. Smells a bit stale, with caramel, malt, yeast, and honey. Medium, frothy oily body. Tastes of booze with nut, malt, light roast, molasses and some spices. Not bad. Too much booze.m
MrHangover (1102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a big brown head. Aroma is nothing special, yeasty and light fruity. Flavor is again really Belgianny, light sweet with a light malty taste and molasses. Decent.
Noctilucus (97) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a reddish tint and thick beige foam.
Massive aromas are immediately freed; quite a sour nose with malt, some hops and a spice along the lines of coriander.
A full, strong taste with just the right amount of carbonation; in contrast with the nose it’s in the first place malty, only a little sour (from the roasted malts?). Once the carbonation and sourness are gone, the aftertaste is a bit weaker. With the beer coming closer to room temperature, there’s less sourness and more, lightly roasted malts, some caramel. For once, a little more caramel would have been nice.
Actually a solid, good beer and surprisingly strong tasting for only 6.5% ABV
Countbeer (2858) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks Robert:
Pretty big and lively, tan to light brown creamy colored head which changes with regular speed into an airy thick and medium sized head and goes through and changes into a thick unequal spread/shared creamy lacing on top of an almost clear deep dark ruby to brown ish colored beer.
Smell toasted malts, toasted herbs, hint of glue, creamy hints of vanilla, grains, hay, some hops and gass and some sweeter dark fruit and caramel notes.
Taste is creamy but also a bit unbalanced.
The first things that hits the tongue is some kind of dusty spice, something like cinnamon with pepper ish notes (while it’s not being pepper spicy), some malts and malty sweetness like caramel and a hint of toffee (those go hand in hand), a light dryness with some growing grainy bitter tones, some darker dried fruits and some roast (divided in grains, malts and even some hops). Quite decent.
Aftertaste is a nice dry bitter note that reminds me of walnut, there is some roast, plant notes/grass notes, herbal hop notes and some creamy malts. A bit thin but you can taste it’s there.
Low carbo, spicy but soft mouthfeel, medium but slightly thin body and a texture between watery ad creamy leaning more towards creamy.
Pretty ok beer, nothing really bad and luckily no bad bitters!
Shaney (1735) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frischer, hefig-malziger Geschmack der besseren Art. Nicht sehr komplex, aber auch hier leichte Fruchtigkeit und zartbitteren Kakaonoten im Abgang. Die belgischen Dubbel sind in der Regel eine sichere Bank für guten Geschmack.
mike_77 (1961) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Medium brown colour. Aroma is quite fruity and sweet. Taste is quite rich and fruity with a rounded malty feel. Dark sweet fruits.