omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear rubym, creamy head. Papery nose. Sweetish with plenty of dusty cardboard, some dates and salt. Near full bodied with compact mouthfeel. Fruity and lightly vinous, but cardboard prevails.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle 7€ EXP 03/07/09 shared at Kaunis Kampela with FatPhil&Anna 290908 murky dark brown tiny white head Scent: like young Samiclaus or mämmi Taste: first kick dried fruits like plumes and raisins then rich roasted malts. Aftertaste dried fruits dominates more than roasted malts.Very enjoyable as dessert more please.
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks)
Dark reddy-brown, small tight head. Rich sweet malty aroma - plums, but also rich malt loaf. Quite crisp carbonation. Pretty sweet taste - like the burnt raisins stuck to the side of a cake tin after baking. Rich roasty and cakey malt. Treacle. Mirjukka mentioned Samichlaus, and I think she’s not far out. Yum.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 33cl, at 8.5%Vol, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, but not a topper
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 330ml, at t’Velootje, Ghent. Dark brown with cream head. Nice spritzy, lively, fresh bruin, fruity and not over spiced, giving a strong but smooth beer. Really very good.
Bontus (632) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours ruby dark and is full of licorice aroma’s. Also sweet fruits and roasted barley. Very well balanced flavors. Overall a very tasty dubbel!
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1165-20080301] Tap. Stuffy sweet dark fruit aroma has a bit of roasted malt. Dark dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet alcohol malt flavour is again quite roasty. Medium-full body. Repeatable, good.
(ZBF 2008; Sint Niklaas, BE)
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark roasted maltiness. This was a nice dubbel. paired with lamb and beef burger combo main dish I had at den djiver, bruges, and it was an excellent match. I think it was used in the food prep too.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this Dark bruin beer has a palate of burned malt.
This beer was complete new for me.
Wim (2738) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black red brown coloured body with a off white head a malty fruity aroma a fruity sweet caramel taste and a fruity bitter alcholic finish