Bontus (675) - Flanders, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 25cl, hopduvel Gent. Pours clear mahogany brown with a rocky white head. Aromas mainly dark fruits. Hopping pronounces later. Medium bodied. Nice brune.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour swallowed by requisite goldfish bowl. Coke-like ruby tints, beige head fizzing to a slick too quickly. Dryish sesame nutty aroma dosed with anise, liquorice, ginger, cinnamon? Bits of chocolate, apple strudel, raisin, heady brandyish touches. Pencil, grain, chocolate malt backbone maybe as in a Czech dark lager or Thuringian Schwarz. Sneaking noble hop herbal notes, peaty malt emerging from behind the spice. Paper, grain, wee dram, occasional cudgelling sweet spice notes of clove, cinnamon, coriander, ginger as in Cola or some kind of herbal tonic or liqueur. I’m getting a droplet of Latvian Balzams. Too much sugar. Pronounced noble hopping as it warms, more so than usual for a Dubbel. Enjoyable, unsubtle, mixed-up spicy brew.
Borresteijn (5239) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in La Roche, Belgium. Clear reddish brown beer, tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, some dark fruits. Flavour is soft, smooth and sweet, slightly roasted malst, dark fruits, caramel, some spice. Very nice dubbel.
daniele (6280) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura buona schiuma persistente fruttata frutta secca leggera tostatura in bocca tostatura non agressiva piuttosto fruttata
shrubber85 (8750) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with moderate astringency. Reddish brown color with moderate head. Sweet brown sugar malt flavor - very nice. Moderate carbonation and acidity - Very nice.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet easy to drink, clear, good head, good brew
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle: poured clear light brown with a medium sized light brown head. Dark fruit in the aroma-prunes, raisins, a hint of banana. Nice aroma actually. The taste is fruity with raisins dominating. Fairly dry to me. I thought there would be more sweetness in it. Good beer.
FatPhil (10259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 250ml bottle (BelgianShop)
Deep reddy brown, small persistent head. Sweet subtle spicy aroma, fruity, banana. Pleasant carbonation, succulent in the mouth. Very sweet fruity, spicy, almost cakey initial taste, some brandy vanilla cream. Upon
swallowing, the maltiness fills out a little, and some burnt corners poke through the sweetness. A little sticky, but that’s its only flaw. Covers
7.5% very well.
Tranquillity (1450) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Good Swedish Christmas beer aroma, cookies. Brown, thick beige head. Taste full, with a fresh and burned hoppiness in the finish.
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25 cL bottle. Pours slight hazy brown with a fully diminished off-white head. Spiced aroma. Flavour following this with a dry to acidic malt base. Ginger - sadly. Ends slight sweet and yeasty with a light acidic touch from the ginger.