gyhallmanti (274) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle split with best friends for my birthday. Pours a dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of liquorice, coffee, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a strange coffee-like finish. Notes of coffee, mokka, caramel, liquorice, metallic, slight spices. Texture is oily with average carbonation
SimonBlok (253) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
70 cl bottle at my friend Gyhallmanti’s birthday party. Pours red-brown with medium off-white head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, licorice and pear. Also some kind of aroma that reminds me of the dentist. Taste: medium to high sweetness with medium bitterness. The finish is spicy with metal notes, Palate: slightly oily with soft carbonation.
Echon (348) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown and soft medium-bodied dubbel, with a wonderful aroma of caramel malt and burnt figs. Full malty flavour and belgian spice. One of my favourite dubbels.
VertBaconStrips (2311) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stellar pour. First shot - waaaay more sharp than expected. Licorice, pepper, creamy caramel, raisins, cloves. Tasty sure but damn its sharp on the sour side. Same as above, solid malts get even better when warm, salt, weak fruit as a welcome friend before the aftertaste rolls in. Basically I just drank and enjoyed.
CzechTex (136) - - MAR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: to be fair, I compared this directly with the same brewery’s Cuvee de Noel. In this case, on this evening the latter was preferred. The brune tasted harsher and was not what I was looking for....but I will give it another chance. Nice color, certainly high quality. Now to the winner this evening....
Boxereddy (470) - BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahoniebruin bier met een beige schuimkraag.
Neus: zoethout, gekonfijte vruchten, karamel.
Smaak: zoet, licht droog bitter, chocoladetoets.
Mondgevoel:gemiddeld met gemiddeld koolzuur en zoet kruidige afdronk.
VDuquerroux (1200) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling brown mahogany beer, light opaque, with a beige foamy "oily-shining" head ; good retention. Nose : licorice, candied fruits, caramel ; roast, light herb, light citrus. Medium sweet, round, light dry bitter ; light refreshing ; light warming background. Medium body, average to thin texture, average carbonation, sweet spicy finish, light dry warming touch. Overall, a good dubbel ; beautiful, spicy sweet, thin.
josanguapo (1051) - SPAIN - FEB 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Sons of Anarchy 7x02-03. Very nice brune, very close to a good quad because of its dark fruits profile. A bit more watery but also more drinkable.
alchemyst (12) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity nose with prune and molasses. Dark red, brilliant clarity. Tan head with small bubbles. Sweet and rich with licorice and more stone fruit. Medium dry finish.
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Örebro Ölcafé. Malty smell with caramel, dried fruits well raisins to be particular. Similar taste. Quite light body despite the sweet flavours. Wel hidden ABV.