VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at HBF 2014, Helsinki. BBE 21/01/17. Colour is murky brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, dark fruits and malts. Pretty soft.
Tide (1469) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, earthy notes, dark fruits, toast, toffee and a bit of syrup. Bitter finish with roasted malts, toffee and dark fruits. Excellent abbey dubbel.
BRW (665) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At BBF. Brown colour with off-white head. Vanilla, malt and caramel aroma. Vanilla, sweet, caramel taste, slightly acid. Medium body.
maxwelldeux (3085) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy brown color with a huge light tan head on it. Nose is sweet with some slight caramel and rock candy elements coming off it. Taste is also slightly sweet and has some bread and candy elements in there. Meh.
WingdSoldier (39) - BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted aroma, lacks the strong dominating scent of the Vicaris Winter (which is a positive thing) but still retains the flavour.
motelpogo (6131) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle picked up at pivni rozmanitost in prague. very excitable bottle - plenty of froth ended up on the floor, what ended up in the glass was light brown with a reddish tinge. plenty of stonefruit in the aroma along with cocoa powder; hints of candi sugar and earthy spice, finishing quite dry
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark colour, taste is spicy with some liquorice, warming finish, not bad
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is complex fruit/fruitcake, malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is fruit, berries, toffee, malts and a mild/medium sweet and slightly sticky finish.
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The taste starts out sweet with flavours of brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel and some spice. There’s a malt character and a Belgian yeast backbone. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance.
maley1 (664) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark murky brown pour with frothy light beige head. Aroma of malts, fruit, yeast, caramel and bread dough. Taste of malts, bready, caramel, yeast, faint plums and a slightly dry peppery finish. Full bodied, higher carbonation, very nice example of an abbey dubbel!