Leafs93 (1649) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a medium fluffy brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, plum, raisin, candied sugar and earthy. Taste is sweet with moderate bitters, mostly sweet. Medium bodied, smooth texture. Very solid.
Borresteijn (4564) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle at Tripel, A’dam. Dark brown beer, beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel, malts, dark fruits, hint of chocolate, yeast. Flavour is medium-sweet, quite dry, malty, dark fruits, cocoa powder, hint of chocolate, malty and yeasty bitter finish. Medium-bodied, a bit fizzy. Expected more of this.
sic1314 (3084) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of spicy fruit and soft malt. Medium body, slightly sweet, flavour of mild dark fruit, caramel malt, light toasted malt.
Excalibur123 (115) - Soria, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color marrón oscuro, abundante cabeza de espuma beige que perdura; aromas muy marcados a caramelo, higos, frutos negros y licor; en boca entrada maltosa con trago suave; cuerpo ligero con carbonatación media, alcohol bien integrado y poco amargor, notas a especias y pos gusto un tanto seco.
rejtable (1233) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like this one. Pours murky brown with an initial foamy head and no lacing. Nose is toffee and brown bread.notes of toffee, brown bread, raisins and maybe a very slight almost cherry in the back. Taste is med/light sweet and with very little bitterness. Full body, light creamy with medium carbonation. Really nice beer.
Marduk (2579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Murky copper color. Massive size, thick off-white head, stays. Raisins, plums, fruits, alcohol in aroma. Fizzy aroma. Alcohol, chocolate, licorice, mild roast, woody and ashy flavors. Dark chocolate in aftertaste. Creamy texture.
DuffMan (6534) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark mahogany with a dense light brown head. Lovely bready dark malts and dark fruits profile, prunes, cherries, raisin pie. Rustic yeast character, dry slightly tannic finish. The ABV is well hidden.
Sissio (539) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 29, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clear dark brown, light brown head
Toasted malts, winey, maraschino, cacao
Sweet, lightly bitter ending
Licorice, sour cherries in rhum "monchery", chocolate
Astonishing beer, one of the best I ever tasted
keepersj12 (2662) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first from this new Belgian brewer and I'm quite impressed. Pours mahogany with a thick off white head. The aroma has some caramel and fruit. The flavor has the caramel to start with the fruit coming through. The hops are present with a well balanced bitterness.
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Swaroga (1260) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Dark red/brown with big, ivory head.
NOSE : strong tart and burned caramel aromas. They escalate to brownie like and nutella. It has a sweet cheese with raisins and vanilla like aromas. While strongly shaken it reveals coffee and mountain honey notes.
SIP : medium body with oily texture. Strong carbonation. Sweet and roasty. Gets a bit dry like coffee. Finish is dry and bitter like coffee and citrus seed. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate and mud like. Flavors are rich with sweet molasses or maple syrup. Strong burned caramel and black chocolate. Fruits aromas are of dried raisins, plums and figs. Sourness is comparable to dried fruits. Bitter notes remind more of cacoa and coffee and a hint of citrus seeds.
OVERALL : it’s a really great dubbel. One of the best I tried. Rich and boozy. This one is getting on my top list.