Derbeth (388) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with expiry 03/2016. Black colour, rocky head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit, with intensive bready aftertaste. I like there is not much raisins and prunes in the aroma. Alcohol well hidden. Also not too sweet. Lively carbonation. Very good.
LuisGC (72) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014-08-18 tasted in bottle in Cuenca.........................................
Kleurplaatje (57) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark with a lasting, frothy off-white head. Appealing looks, beautiful dubbel. Rich, fruity aroma. Clear presence of dark fruits, plums, berries, nuts, some banana and a tad of caramel as well. Has something vinous as well. Exciting. Taste is mildly sweet with a dryish touch. Clear presence of the fruits, definitely banana, raisins, plums, cloves, spices (slightly peppery), small alcohol bite. Truly marvellous. Some warmishness in the end, accompanied with a roasty feeling and soft sweetish (close to dry), almost vanilla-like taste. Soft, yet so rich. Wonderful taste. Full bodied, bit of a thinnish, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Bit too much carbonation to my likings. So, the palate is a bit of a minor point. But indeed, this brew is truly astonishing. Well-balanced, beautifully crafted brew by the Westmalle monks.
Distance_Runner (76) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Smatch, Brussels. Easy to drink, dark, reddish-brown Trappist beer with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Triple version is more heavy to drink
mariuszek (149) - Gdynia, POLAND - JAN 1, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent dubbel. Perfect appearance, rich fruity, caramel, malt aroma and taste. Obvious choice whenever and wherever.
blueden (15) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A world class beer, nice aroma, perfect malt flavour. Little hop taste but as expected for style. Probably my favorite Belgium beer.
Sjohnh (291) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like that a lot. Chestnut brown with a small off-white head. Medium body and well carbonated. Lovely aroma of malt, plums, banana and dried fruit. Flavour also has sherry notes and caramel.
MisoW (1918) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at by, gift from Eva. Pours dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, woodpeckers, coffee, yeast, roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, caramel, woodpeckers, plums, dark fruits, bit overcarbonated.
Bierridder_S (86) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22/12/2014 @ home 33cl bottle just past it’s date.
Drak brown colour with tanned sticky head. Aroma : Fruits, caramel, port. Taste : light malty en caramel, dry port ending.
strap (498) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark with a medium head. Fruity aroma, some cherry and slight hint of caramel sweetness. Excellent