Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep brown color. Strong malt nose, similar to brewing smell. Complex flavor, but short in the finish. Cleans up quickly.
citydave (55) - - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown, minimal head. Taste of malt, rich, nutty, raisins. Nice dry finish. Thats it
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Een heel lekker donker bier met goed veel smaak aan. Een van men favoriete bieren.
drdisque (518) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle in a snifter. Flavor is rich, sweet, complex, and with no downside. Very nice malt and caramelized sugars. Really good. Only negative is that I got a swig of the settled solids and it was not good.
ferryman72 (12) - NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak aroma, thick head, sweet taste of chocolate. Light carbonation. Mild palate and short aftertaste. Could have been so much more.
bpar73 (452) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown pour with creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of dark fruit, Belgian yeast and spices. Great stuff
Alusmamuts (226) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild sweet yeasty aroma. Dark yellow with medium light yellow cap. Balanced sweet-bitter mild taste.
nicocanta (17) - - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grosse attente sur cette brune belge. Déçue. Une pointe d’acidité un peu dérangeante.
veceo (410) - CROATIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color, big white head with good retention. Solid amount of lacing. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma is very roasty, lots of dried fruits, malts and hints of smoke. Medium sweet taste with dry finish. Very good.
Humlehode (78) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, clear with off white head. Some floating particles. Very sweet, full bodied, and malty with notes of caramel, chocolate. Low bitterness.
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Darkmagus82 (860) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-8-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a medium deep reddish-brown color with a light haze and a one finger white head. The head faded over time to give a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of dark fruit aromas of prune, raisin, fig, and some cherry. These sweeter fruit flavors are also complimented by some aromas of a bready malt as well as some molasses. Overall the aroma is sweet and delicious.
Taste – The taste begins more on the maltier side with hints of a roasted malt and brown bread. These flavors quickly sweeten as the dark fruit flavors that were detected in the nose come to the tongue. These tastes are mixed with a caramel and molasses flavor which greatly sweeten the profile. At the end of the taste, some boozy and vanilla flavors meet the tongue and take the taste to the end.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly higher side with some nice creaminess and has a carbonation level being just below average.
Overall – A tasty brew, but in comparison to its bigger brother 12 it is nothing to really pine for. For the dubbel style it is more towards the top of the line, but not the best out there (at least in my opinion)