KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz Ceramic Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head, which reduced down to a medium film and collar with excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was strong of a musty Belgian yeast and a toasted grain malt with notes of toffee, dark fruit (dates and figs) and a mild medicinal odor.
The taste was a tad sweet with a nice malty feel, a hint of toffee and a slight chocolate presence from the start, becoming ever so lightly bitter with a good sweet yeast taste and a note of dark fruit and a slight medicinal flavor right at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a dry, bitter and slightly fruity taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall this was a decent enough Dubbel, which was rich and creamy and had a nice bold yeasty taste. Although I did think it was a bit over carbonated, it did still possess a smooth and satisfying drinkability...
Borup (7642) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle at KØ15. Clear dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, fruit, yeast and spice.
jamaty (1162) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bonito color chocolate, muy oscuro. Un dedo de espuma cremosa, que se va pronto pero deja la tipica película. Aroma ligero a chocolate y pan tostado. Buen cuerpo con mucha carbonatación. Sabor predominante dulce, sin exagerar, en medio de la efervescencia y con muchos más tonos que dan bastante complejidad. Uva, fruta roja, malta tostada, chocolate...El alcohol se deja notar y redondea el conjunto. Gran ale belga
Douberd (3135) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(St. Sebastiaan Dark) From a heavy stone bottle, served into a tulip, ABV 6.9%
Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, tall and thin tan head, with good retention though.
Aroma has caramel, dates, raisins, metal, sugars.
Taste is sweet, wit caramel, metallic notes, sugar, red and dark fruits, some nutty touches.
Medium thin body with good carbonation.
Not bad, nothing great either.
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, dark fruits, plums. Flavor is sweet and bitter, burnt sugar, dark fruits, metallic notes, spicy notes. Overall: ok brew, don’t like the metallic notes.
beermaris (108) - - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour-bitter taste and aroma. More than average palete. Dark and cloudly appearance.
Alusmamuts (934) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost black with medium beige head. Dry hoppiness with some roasted notes and certain sourness at the beginning.
euniceradio (150) - Colton, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Pint Ceramic - Pours pitch black yet brilliant red when backlit. Beautiful in a cervoise glass. Head is light tan and plentiful. Aroma is caramel malts and banana bread. Taste is the same with a malty sweetness. Tastes less dark than looks. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with good amount of carbonation. Overall...pretty good!
McWorta (954) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown-red colour with a medium frothy off white head, good lacings. On the nose aromas of caramel, malt, light herbal influences as well as ripe banana and bread. Softly carbonated woth a slick texture and full body. Rather fruity malt sweetness developing on the palate with a light aniseed flavour developing. Lasting medium finish. Nice idea with the swing top.
Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz Ceramic Swing Top 3/14/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Tulip-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast and dark fruits. Taste of the same with some caramel and toffee. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
PauloAG (196) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500cc clay bottle. Dark brown with creamy tanned head. At first doesn’t taste like a dark beer. A bit hoppy. Some caramel sweetness. Nice beer.