Gerbeer (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle via BelgianShop. Pours a medium brown with a huge head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and dried dark fruit. Spicy flavor with distinct dark fruit notes (dates?). A little sweet. Acidic finish.
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle into own glass at the Brugse Beertje. Dark red with a good head on it. Heavily spiced and hopped. Spiced aroma, not much else. Strong spice taste dominates.
POLK (1921) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Very hazy brown color with fine head. Sweet, strong, toffee aroma and taste..
McGarnigle (521) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stubby 330 ml with label art that doesnít work for me. At first opening, I fear itís a gusher the way the foam bursts out. But thatís not the case and it calms down. Muddy orange-brown. Very strong aroma followed by strong taste. Dates, yes. Honey, not so sure. It isnít too sweet or boozy. I hear they donít make this anymore.
ClubGonzo (3245) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a big foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, red berries, dark malts and hints of raisins and hibiscus. Taste is burnt caramel, deep malts, hints of dried fruits. Herbs and grass in the aftertaste. Thin body, medium carbonation and a rather dry and non-fruity finish - all in all a bit weird for a dubbel, but not too bad either. But where are the dates? Brewed with dates? Where?
suprchunk (1808) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery colored pour underneath an over-sized off-white head. Lacing. Smells of pepper, malt and applesauce. Taste is big on malt with a caramel sweetness. A little dry and very carbonated. It was hard to tame this one into the glass. Not bad.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle from Beerboxx. Pours a nice dark ruby colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of candy sugar, dates, caramel and yeast. Flavours of alcohol foremost with toffee apple, date, honey and caramel. Moderate carbonation, a foamy mouth-feel and a fair CO2 prickle. Very nicely done!
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with with an off-white head. Aroma of fruitiness, malt and spice.Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.
Stefano (1842) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy colour with a average creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, alcoholic and licorice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Alcoholic finish.
chrisv10 (9454) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden/brown with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, yeast, fruit, hops, nuts, sweet and a little bitter.