Arve_Christian (4533) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Biertempel Brussels. Brown color, good foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits, choclate and good yeast influence. Medium/full body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness, balances well. Very enjoyable
zacgillbanks (4024) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from Mam and Dad’s holiday, France, Drinkswell, Ripon, Open All Hours, Keswick. Very dark ruby red-brown in colour with a huge head of white foam. It has a spicy red fruit and candy sugar flavour, malty and slight burnt toffee notes followed by marzipan and chocolate on the warming finish. Slightly thin in the body for the high ABV.
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; BB 25/04/2017. Pours brownish amber-orange with a ruby shade; the head is light beige, not too huge, retaining nicely, leaving some lace. The aroma is beautiful... delicately, but decidedly sweet, with quite a lot of (red and white) berry bitterness. Jammy sweet as it warms. Strawberry jam. Dried mulberries. Tastes... hmm, a curious mix of caramel(ised sugar), roasted malts, whitecurrants - sweetish upfront with a bitter kick following. The relatively high 8.5% is somewhat detectable, but definitely not in first row. Very thin, but aggressive-active carbonation (would almost rate the palate 2/5). A very distinctive Dubbel - I guess I’d recognize this from among tens of others. Falls short of ’great’ but it’s better than most Dubbels I’ve had.
felip989 (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma is raisins, red fruits, some caramel amd chocolate, some floral notes. Taste is caramel, red fruits, grapes. Sour and bitter aftertaste.
NateH10s (59) - Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle in tulip glass
A - Amber brown clear with large beige head
A - malty weak aroma, sweet caramel and bread, chocolate
T - medium sweet, light bitter, light sour, weaker to me
P - medium light body, thin, soft minimal carb, finish is short
O - not my favorite Belgian
Icedwarf (1104) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roodbruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en licht zoetzuur met iets van drop, anijs, koffie en chocolade.
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Butelka 0,33l Piwo ciemne, błyski rubinowe, piana mocna, gęsta,długo się trzyma. Teraz będzie tylko gorzej, aromat kapusta kwaszona i warzywa, trochę owoców. W smaku trochę karmelu ale także kapusta i alkohol. Łagodne w spożyciu, kiedyś moje ulubione teraz podupadło.
fugitive (1821) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color amber medium white head. Aroma yeast, malt, caramel, spicy. Taste malt, fruits, yeast, spicy, caramel.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(ripe bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark amber to brown colour with a big and beige foamy head. Yeasty, dried berry-fruity aroma with a mildly vinous touch, backed by caramel malt and hints of sugar. Moderately sweet and delicately sour-tart flavour, medium bodied with a moderate, even a bit fizzy carbonation. Dark malt character with a whiff of caramel, accompanied by dried fruity notes; moderately sweet finish with dried fruits, raisins, figs and a muted alcoholic strength. Okay-ish Brune, not to be overrated. 27.XI.15
ForlornHope (337) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Bit of a gusher, very lively pour with a brown-white foam head which soon diminishes. Aroma of bread, cereal and slightly earthy. Sweet taste to start then a lasting bitterness. Lots of great flavours: biscuity malt, sweet dark fruits, chocolate. Rich but lively on the tongue with a long dry finish. A very good beer indeed.