KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium brown with a large rocky off white head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of toasted malts, a leathery yeast and a slight herbal hop with notes of molasses and coffee. It tasted lighty sweet and sour at first and ended slightly bitter with a strong hint of coffee and a slight alcohol finish that lasted a short time on the palate. Mouthfeel was medium in body and oily in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a tasty abbey ale.
ogivlado (4975) - 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 (616) - 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 (13) - - 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 (818) - 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?)
Beergeek23322 (406) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 2010. Rated from backlog. Poured redbrown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, candied sugar, Belgian yeast and malt. Good beer.
Benfi (282) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours rich ruby with a creamy tanned head. Looks absolutely beautiful in the glass. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, yeast and malts. Flavour is sweet and spicey and has a carbonated mouthfeel that seems to fit quite good with this beer.
Lagerboy (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brune, creamy beige head slowly settles and lasts. Muted aroma of roasted malt and yeast. Fizzy light yeasty taste, sweet singed caramel malt, dark fruitiness, mild alcohol burn. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Smooths and softens as it warms. Decent. DNFL (Definately Not For Lagerboys)
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Sommerhus
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, fruits and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
stevoj (910) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - 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 (629) - 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.