superspak (2681) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 6/13/2012. Pours moderately murky deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, cherry, fig, apple, caramel, toast, molasses, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of raisin, prune, cherry, fig, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/earthy spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, cherry, fig, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, bread bread, light chocolate, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this was a very nice dubbel style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
stevoj (2229) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Normal dubbel type aromas and taste, looks thick but comes off sort of watery. Dark brown, like a cola, with thin skin of a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits and a hint of molasses. Taste is more of the same with a hint wood, eat and bourbon barrel.Very short finish.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Brown sugar, faint coffee - some toasted malt and melon.
Ap: Cloudy amber-brown - medium beige head with low-moderate retention, leaves a ring of foam and thin cap.
T: Sweet caramel and whole grain bread - peach and toffee - low bitterness with slight mossy flavor - quick finish, dark sugars.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Easy-drinking dubbed - sweetness and dark sugar flavors are nice, but fruitiness is lacking.
rumproasts (2901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Light amber with one finger head. very mild dubbel. light body, but fairly malty with light sweetness. subtle.
thewolf (11190) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours clear dark red with a small, creamy beige head. Aroma has light strawberry, caramel, liqourice, mild dusty. Medium carbonation, a bit light mouthfeel. Flavour has fine sweet sugars, lots of raisin, light plums, liqourice. Mild dry finish. Okay.
vtafro (3561) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown amber pour with tan head. Flavor has some Belgian yeast, fruit tones, and candied sugars. Aroma is quite dull.
Patrickctenchi (3800) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a short, off-white head.
Scent is cola, caramel.
Taste is bready, dark fruit.
Slightly creamy with a bit of fizz.
Much better than it’s numbers suggest.
Wim (2819) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown colored body with an off white head and a malt hoppy fruity aroma a malt caramel bitter fruit flavor with a bitter finish
Yves (2271) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown coloured beer with small white head and medium carbontion. Malty yeasty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty sweet.
vickey9 (489) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber. Fruity, malty, bready, hoppy, herby. Sweet taste. Medium body. Fine carbon. Honey and chicory palate. Sweet and bitter aftertaste. B@H