stevoj (1351) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with airy beige head, aroma of burnt toast, chocolate and coffee.Taste is coffee and roast grains.Mild bitterness lasts on the palate, although overall mouthfeel is light and watery.
annunz123 (748) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown sugar, caramel, and bread in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready with some caramel, toffee and fruit. Some spice, a little bitterness, and drying alcohol in the finish.
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle from ABS Drinks in Winksele at home into a bowl shaped glass. Nicely formed (although quite short lived) head over an almost black beer. Malty aroma, with hints of licorice and chocolate. Chocolate and roast, a nice blend, a hint of smokiness. Not expansive by any means, but well formed and enjoyable.
Alusmamuts (108) - LATVIA - DEC 15, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best belgium style dark beer for me. Very rich fruity taste. Unfortunatelly do not keep all qualities after travel by plane (trie twice - both times the taste in Latvia was dissapointing, while always had excellent taste in Belgium)
EHSRanders (1731) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with strong notes of chocolate. Sweet flavor. Creamy palate.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with frothy head which clings to the glass.The aromas in this one are many and include toffee,chocolate,raisins,caramel,prunes and spices altogether making a very enjoyable smell.The taste is pretty much as the aromas and makes to hide the alcohol content well.Very balanced and enjoyable beer which went down the glass pretty quickly.This is one which i must try in 75cl sized bottle.
Gerbeer (1246) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with beautiful full head. Aromas of brown/sugar.caramel, roasted malt, and. raisins. Flavors of caramel, malts, dark fruit. A little light for an Abbey dubbel, but very nice.
Sten (573) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured beer with a small head. Fresh, medium sweet aroma. Flavour is medium sweet and chocolate. (Bottle 33cl)
MaartenRF10 (1383) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beige head. Not much aroma. Taste roasted malts, black fruit, some funk, some wood.
philippe09 (3) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ma bière belge préférée! Lors de la visite à l abbaye Val Dieu, j y ai goûté la bière brune en pression.... Magnifique! Ça change un peu de celle en bouteille.