KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour was a dark murky chestnut brown with a slight reddish hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that lasted throughout with excellent sheeting of lacing which basically coated the glass.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweaty Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, banana and some dark fruit (plums and overripe grapes).
The taste had a strong malty presence and a mild sweetness with a hint of banana and caramel early on, and then slowly transformed into a much yeastier taste with a large dose of dark fruit and a mild toffee presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a good amount of time after the swallow with a sweet yeasty flavor and a mild fruity ester that was left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with a creamy and a tad oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall an extremely tasty and very easy to drink Dubbel, and is a brew that hides all notion of somewhat moderate ABV...
yiannnos (615) - , CYPRUS - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown colour. Aroma is toffee, caramel. Medium bodied, malty, caramel.
molly75 (281) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambra scuro tendente al marrone, opaca; schiuma beige, media finezza, buona presenza, media persistenza
zucchero caramellato, toffe, lieviti, note speziate e un tocco di frutta matura, sentori alcolici
approccio dolce, senza esagerare, malto tostato, caramello, miele; qualche nota di liquirizia, cola; un leggero tocco acidulo ed un finale tendente a note amaricanti, leggero speziato e toni liquorosi
corpo medio, carbonazione briosa, mantenendo comuqnue una certa morbidezza al palato
abbey con tutte le sue buone caratteristiche, ben dosate ed armoniche: un appropriato tocco amaricante smorza le note maltose e liquorose, alcohol si fa notare ma rispetta il suo ruolo di comprimario. Carbonazione forse un po’ sopra le righe e consistenza al palato leggerina.
allmyvinyl (1120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle shared with jeevan. Pours murky reddish brown with a frothy white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast and toffee. Taste is sweet. Finishes surprisingly thin. Disappointing to be honest,
markextrae (449) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at a bar. Poured redisch brown colour with a medium white head butter, dark malts, cherries, liquor, roasted malts, dried fruits, belgian yeast, low on carbonation.
Hanoi (218) - - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is herbs, cinnamon, fruit cake, yeast. Taste is belgian yeast, pepper and cloves, leading to malt, toast and a sweeter finish, with some grass. It’s a touch carbonated and a little thin for me. A really nice dubble, which avoids the oversweetness of the style.
Smurf2055 (1100) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky cola mahogany, finger white head.
Smell juicy prune, big chewy fruit.
Taste sweet coco roast, fruit on tail
Med body, sweet
closey22 (577) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish brown with lasting offwhite head; aroma of sweet plum with hint t of cinnamon and yeast; Flava is mild yet full notes of raisin and grassy malt; feels luxuriously medium with nice sexy foam/fizz; finishes dry yet sweet slightly bitter
tectactoe (719) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: murky, dark-ish copper & brown with some off-white sediment particles inside the brew. Khaki foam rests on top; creamy, thick, & long-lasting. Aroma contains notes of ripe, sour grapes, apple skins, tons of phenol, toasted malts, steel-y caramel, earthy esters, & Belgian yeast. A mild sweet-tartness is present in the back-end. Taste is full of sweet, sugar-coated grapes & plums with some cranberry notes that come with a mild tartness mid-palate. Earthy, dirty hops come alive with sweet fruit esters behind them; spices more apparent with time (mainly clove). Touch of finishing bitterness, aftertaste of wine-soaked bread & clove. Solid dubbel, good balance of earthiness, bitterness, sweetness, & even a touch of tartness.
AgentAle (133) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Sulphur smell with light fruitiness
Taste: light sweet fruitiness that finishes very hoppy
Appearance:dark amber body with medium froth body, fairly clear with some sediment
spacecube (525) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, ours deep amber golden brown with a large foamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel syrup and banana, coriander and belgian yeast esters. Finish is malty but bitterness comes through and the finish is dry & crisp. Lively carbonation.