rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly opaque. Topped by a huge billowy off-white head that keeps growing thanks to the abundant carbonation. Some of the best head retention I have every seen.
Aroma has lots of dark fruit such as figs and cherries layered on top of wood. Hints of pipe tobacco along with wet grass and hay. A little bit of light cocoa underneath.
The flavor really has tons going on. Like in the aroma, dark fruit predominantly up front consisting largely of cherries and figs. A decent woody note is present along with a little bit of must although it nicely compliments the other flavors. Grass comes in next along with a moderate, cleansing bitterness. The beer finishes dry on the palate with bitterness lingering long after all other flavors depart.
Overall, a truly complex and amazing beer. There is really so much going on here and the flavors change as the beer warms. One of the classics.
Keukeman (48) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3l bottle in amsteram, poured a hazy brown beer with a offwhite head. Sweet beer, caramel and brown sugar, yeast and malty taste
Jimbo2 (67) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some esters that make this a decent brew, but really lacks the full experience of other, better trappist beers.
Rubin77 (247) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
F: nice beige lasting.
C: dark non-transparent.
A: malty caramel, huge banana aroma, molasses, sweet fruity aroma, hint of spicy and yeast.
T: great sweet to nice hint of bitterness, lively carbonation, medium to full body, banana, caramel, dark fruit like dry sweet plums, hint of chocolate, dry finish, great for this stile worth to try.
One2remeber (202) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BB 18.12.16. Bottled.
27 srm. Dark brown, tan hue. Big banana fruit. Banana cream pudding with freshly baked bread crumbs, not runts. Guessing lower attenuation, but not out of range, from light umami... or heavy amount of residual cooked kettle sugar. Red jolly rancher covered in tootsie rolls type sweetness. Heavy hand of specialty caramel malts added, no roast. Intense aroma.
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/15/2009 8:02:28 AM Bottle at home, drank with Pieter. Very good flavourful beer. Smooth, not too much kick. Very tasty.
acvdberge (7) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, bittersweet beer. Caramel in the nose. Small brown head. A little bit sticky in the mouth. This one must be drunk at the recommended temperature, because when its too cold or to warm it realy tastes different (and thats not in a good way).
aronvarga (392) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, chocolate and fruity aroma; cloudy, dark brown colour, long-life medium sized creamy beige head;full body; average carbonation; powerful sweet malty and slight bitter taste; long sweet and bitter palate.
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Adquirida en botella de 330 ml. en Whole Foods, LES, New York. Cremosa, algo espesa y con bastante espuma blanca. Tonalidad rojiza casi marrón. Deliciosa dubbel donde se mezclan frutas (predomina la banana) y especias q le dan un particular sabor agridulce.
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arcraw (26) - - SEP 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer looks like something you can draft from a sewer. But don’t let that stop you! A really nice experience that a gladly will go for again. Great taste and a palate that really lingers.
DerGantzel (55) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate, caramel and slightly fruity. Brown and hazy liquid, white frothy head. Powerful taste of sweetness, and medium bitterness. Tiny sourness. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, quit long bitter-sweet finish. I really like this dubbel from Westmalle, great beer!