Niall73 (1868) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 01/11/12. Pours a dark brown coca cola colour with a thin tan head. Fruity candy toffee aroma. Medium to full body, mild fine carbonation. Treacly, sticky sweet, toffee, dark sugars, touch of rum, some dark fruits - prunes, rich malt loaf, some chocolate. OK, syrupy.
DiarmaidBHK (3574) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from liquor express. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Kind of sweet on the nose. Can’t say I’m getting a ton of oak or vanilla on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to someone for sharing this at bu11zeye’s 10,000th tasting in April 2012. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of Belgian candy sugar as well as some toffee. The vanilla really comes through in the flavor and is joined by some toffee and candy sugar notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
b79turner (235) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is dark sweet fruits, raisins, vanilla...certainly a Belgian style. I’m generally not a huge fan of dubbel but this is nice. Very drinkable, very well done!
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rasiny, vanilla sweet aroma and taste. Poured dark brown with a tan colored head. Quite an interesting mix of flavors, but also quite good.
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet with malts, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is of malt, candy sugar and caramel.
Inbreak (2404) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 10.07.2013, 0,66l bottle @ home:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, vanilla, chocolate, dark sugar, caramel, dried dark fruits, oak, grass, dark malts. Taste is vanilla paste, oak, grass, caramel, dark malts, cocoa, dark sugar, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Pretty nice actually, better than most Belgian doubbles.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured brown with a tan head that had a thin layer lasting. Aromas of nut, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak. The flavor found dark fruits with a vanilla backing. Medium body and sweet.
RichTheVillan (3485) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CBC Islington; dark brown pour with thin tan head, very sweet aroma, sweet chocolate taste, bready malts, vanilla.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy and bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and cookie malt with vanilla, dates, figs, and plums and light oxidation notes of wet paper. Flavor is sweet malt, vanilla, and chocolate with dark candied fruits, light hops and bitterness, anda dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.