BlackHaddock (2935) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl Posh bottle, best before Apr 2011, poured into a Westmalle chalice in Aug 2010. Yet again a beer from this brewery flew out the bottle taking all the sediment into the glass, I hate that!
This had been stored for over a year upright and in the dark, moved carefully the day before opening for chilling, it still outloaded all the sediment into the glass, it took ages to settle down.
Once settled the beer looked fine, a dark brown, deep ruby red colour, the tanned head was full and deep.
The smell was of old coffee and dark chocolate.
The taste was a strange semi-sour coffee flavour, yet with a sweeter aftertaste, as the chocolate hints took over.
Not the creamiest or richest dubbel, but an OK beer, pity about the exploding sediment eruption into my glass.
HopfenWeisse (816) - - APR 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bierzwerg. Dark brown color, huge head. Maybe something wrong. Not so much taste.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From backlog at Bierpassieweekend
Head: Off white, bubbly/foamy, medium
Smell: oaky, a tiny bit on the sour side, some caramel/candy sirup, malts
Taste: quite surprise , it’s a abbey dubbel but with an extra touch to it ! a nice sourness bit that covers wlel but is just noticeable and goes well with the other more sweet like flavours , quite a surprise !
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belga Sörök Háza, Budapest. Vörösesbarna színe van, tele úszkáló apró élesztődarabkákkal, habja pedig közepes méretű, enyhén krémes, kitartó és bézs színű. Illata nagyon édes, mazsola, piros bogyós gyümölcsök, desszertbor, kandiscukor, kevés maláta és csipetnyi komló érződik. Ízében maláta, kevés karamell, aszalt piros bogyós gyümölcsök és mazsola, illetve kevés gyógyfüves komló található. Testes, kellemesen szénsavas és finom, de túlságosan is édes, ami egy átlag sörisszának gyorsan zavaróvá válik.
Grzesiek79 (2755) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
earthy, cooked vegetables, woody, butterscotch, barnyard, roasty, brown, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, lively, long finish,
Leighton (8790) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours mostly clear, dark amber with tons - TONS - of sediment and a moderate cream head. Smells great, all sweet caramel, berries and other ripe fruit. Tastes pretty good, too. Medium to heavy sweet, some meaty, ripe fruits, toffee, sweet bread. Full bodied with average carbonation. Sweet, lightly warm finish, lots of dark sugar, dark and ripe fruits, faint tangy berries and plums, some toffee. Aside from the rather off-putting appearance it is a pretty nice beer.
JanEric (919) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish, desne big off white head. Quick diminsihing head. Aroma has cane, some molasse, caramel, sweetish.Also in the taste some sweets, slghtly bitter, with caramel and some mocca.A nice dubbel but not that special to me.
islay (775) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.4 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-12-11. 2003 edition, according to the cork. Labeled as "Duinen Dubbel." Sour aroma features red apple, green apple, and golden raisin scents. Pours a maroon with a deep but bright red hue. Beautiful dark red appearance. Moderate amount of taupe head. Caramel, red apple, and lemon flavors. Astringent finish. Sharp, bitter aftertaste. A little bit of heat in the palate. On the verge of being unpleasant. Looks and smells more like wine than it does like a typical beer. Interesting beer; intense and definitely memorable.
Borup (4491) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, malt, hops, caramel and fruit.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.