Cybercat (3196) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong, malty aroma has a firm fruity note and a hint of cloves. Pours a dark, somewhat transparent chestnut with a thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Well-rounded malty, fruity flavor has hints of cloves, caramel and woody hops and just a nip of alcohol. Smooth texture has good, firm body and some fizz, leaving a malty finish that has touches of caramel and cloves. Gotta love them monks.
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Belgian dubbel beer. Sweet body of yeast and malt, choco and brown-ish I think. Has some dark fruits and herbs.
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a reddish brown with cream head. Sweet malts with brown sugar and herbal / liquorice / gruit notes. Ok.
donniemillan (30) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The winner is the aroma, strong dark sugar and nuts, but unfortunately not so strong in flavour. It has a nice head though, flavours might come through if you let it warm.
CanCrusher (599) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33L. Clear, dark brown/red colour with creamy, light brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel and yeasts. Slightly sweet flavor with fruity taste, turns into moderate bitter finish with long lasting aftertaste. Full body with smooth mouthfeel and oily texture. Pretty good.
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocoladebruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, kers, chocolade. Smaakt fris, zoet, iets mout. Prima dubbel.
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium off-white head. Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, herbs and spices. An ok Belgian brew.
Gorm (1081) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt, krydder og gjær. Smak av malt, karamell og frukt. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1192) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft av rosin, krydder og andre frukter. Fin gyllen kastanjebrun farge. Dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Fin smak av frukter og krydder.
SilverfoX (191) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
caramel, banana, bubblegum aromas, no head, dark golden brown taste is just weird bubblegum vying with salty malt quite sweet no aftertaste not sure id buy it again but id drink it if bought for me. bottle from beers of europe
GoufCustom (747) - HONG KONG - MAR 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014
330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Cloudy hazy rubybrown colour with thin trace of yeast sediments; Half finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with vanilla, sugar, light banana, caramel, light orange peels, Bel yeast and light spices; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with sharp spikes of metallic, banana oil, caramel, light molasses, hint of citrus peels, light Bel yeast,light herbs and faint grass; Mid to light body, thin and slick palate; Mouth feel is pretty thin-bodied dark ale, initially muted for a couple of seconds before a rush of awkward and chemical-like tastes including banana oil, metallic and citrus-peels. Sweetness is very low as it warms, and all other tastes like Bel yeast, gruit and herbal are pretty lightweight. Weird… Hoppiness / gruitiness is orange peels and light spicy nose, citrus-like peels, and fairly light herbal taste. Minimal bitterness, just light herbal finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one feels like a Dubbel experiment gone off the rail - thin body, good looking colour, head and lacing, smallish nose, awkward and chemical-ish ester taste, Bel yeast and the advertised gruit are just small touch. Not quite a failure, but I am not impressed. Won’t try again.