Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brwon, ruby colour with an off white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is caramel, malty, woody. Medium body, medium carbonation, well balanced. Finish is bitter and malty.
Cantabrian (744) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Uneventful. Watery, needs more body, more character. Just a vague reminder of fruits in an old cellar, with too much straw. I wish I had more dates (!)
paulvanpelt (285) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nevelig, donkerbruin. Schuim verdwijnt zeer snel. Aroma van gebrande mouten, pure chocolade, koffie, caramel. Licht bitter, licht zoet. Beetje droog in de mond. Medium body, medium co2.
SimplySike (668) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with bug tan head.
Aroma spice, sweet, caramel, cherry, red dark fruits, rozijnen.
Taste nice bitter, loads of sweets.
Good nose, taste is also good.
ShivanDragon (1192) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bruin/zwart met schuimig wit/bruine kraag
aroma: caramout, gedroogd fruit, rood fruit, citrus, rozijnen
smaken: redelijk zoet, licht bitter, zeer sterk, gedroogd fruit, abrikoos, caramout, pepertje, vanille, caramel, droppig
vol van body, romig, laag co2, afdronk: kruidig en zoetig
zeer smaakvol !
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a stubby, brown 33cl bottle into a snifter. Most of the dark, muddy sediment at the bottom of the bottle was added in the pour. The beer was dark brown under a small bone-colored head. The head soon died to a top coat but ample and attractive sticky lacing was left clinging to the glass as the level slowly reduced.
Sweet and fruity aroma. Sniffing this is the only way one gets a hint that the ABV is over 4-5%.
The flavor is mildly sweet with a slight bitterness and a touch of sour. There’s a load of dark fruit over medium and medium-dark malts with a hints of smoke, wood, and coffee in the finish and aftertaste. Hints of plums, prunes, dried cherries, roasted nuts and fruit cake. Yum [8.5]
M: Full, creamy smooth feel with fine, soft carbonation.
O: A very satisfying and and drinkable brune. The 8% ABV is mostly well hidden.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml. -Brown coloured, medium to big sized creamy brownish head, caramelish nose. Light roasted malt, berries, mild spices and not too strong alcohol. Dry spicy and a bit too sweet finish.
Douberd (1558) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stubby bottle, 330 ml, at home. Poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8%
Very dark mahogany brown colour on the body, big off-white head on top. Good retention with nice rings of lacing left around the glass.
Very nice aroma of chocolate mostly, roasted malts following and the alcohol being quite obvious.
Taste follows the aroma, roasted malts, lots of chocolate, very obvious alcohol which is not offensive in any way but instead helps the flavours to develope, and some little vanilla hints. Earthy aftertaste, with some (unbelievably) banana notes, very well balanced between sweetness and bitterness.
Medium thick body, very good amount of carbonation.
Once again positively surprised by the Val-Dieu, this is one of the best dubbels I’ve drunk
Hemogoblin (23) - - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin head, not much carbonation. nutty, caramely, resin, banana, ginger. A fine Belgian but nothing really worth noting. Middle of the road, but does the trick. Nothing offensive here. Not my first choice, but a good choice.
Nordcore (935) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Dark Brown, Clear With a lightbrown head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Medium sweet With light bitterness. Old rating from a trip to Amsterdam 2011(late?)