rjplumer (504) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is sweet rain molasses malt and dark fruit in character. Dark brown cinnamon colored body with a tan full bodied head that laces nicely.Spice molasses and raisin like fruit taste and warms the throat as it goes down. I can also detect caramel and a little ginger. Despite fruitiness it seems to finish off on the dry side but certainly leaves you feeling you want more.
deepeary (206) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is really nice, Belgian yeast and sweet fruit. Classic dubbel flavours, yeast, dark fruit, molasses, spicy. As good as I though it would be. I could drink lots of this.
bg80 (8) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lively aroma of yeast, bread, malt. Deep reddish brown color with fine white head, lingers with modest lacing. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, very tasty. Medium body, mildly creamy and sticky, with lively carbonation, long finish. Overall classic belgian dubbel, though not cream of the crop.
blackisle (912) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep dark ruby brown, small frothy light tan head, recedes after a while to a thick layer, good lacing; rich aroma, sweet malt nose, caramel, raisins, figs, dark fruit syrup, bit soap, licorice, chocolate; taste medium sweet, light bitter, fruity, light spicy notes; medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation; aftertaste smooth sweetbitter, fruity notes, hints of chocolate; a really excellent dubbel, very smooth indeed.
Motobashi (100) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a muddy brown. Strong caramel and earthy aroma. Lively carbonation with a full finger tan, bubbly head. Heavy lacing. Strong, slightly sweet. Minimal bitterness.
Trystan148 (40) - FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Très peu d'arômes à sentir, un des seuls points positifs reste le goût. Reste dans les classiques stouts, sans plus.
BierMeHoos (186) - Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Appearance is opaque tawney brown. Aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, and fruit. Taste is similar. Palate is not too thick. Pretty good beer, highly recommended.
Oysteib (97) - NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From bottle. Dark redbrown colour. Rich malty aromas. Very strong, rich flavour. Sweetness and liqorice, malt, caramel. Excellently balanced.
cityzen (13) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Très, trop?, pétillante au palais, belle note de cacao et gout d’alcool prononcée. Une bière qu’il faut avoir bu.
adamnowek (335) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very earthy beer. Smells of caramel and the forest floor. Taste is malts, caramel, and brown sugar. Head looks like huge piles of snow outside of a hockey rink until it dissipates.