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.
beerbomb65 (37) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours deep reddish brown with off-white head. Lovely fruity, malty, slightly spicy dubbel, banana and prunes with yeast and candied sugar. A nice long slightly dry warming finish, great stuff!
Ivardo (102) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great example of dubble dried dark fruits, spicy yeasty cinnamon and some banana. Light tan head and good palate.
Leini (1323) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ BA Sundbyberg. Dark brown body with a low head. Dark sugars, dried dark fruits and yeast. Too much yeast imo.
Lukasmh (552) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear opaque amber with thick medium beige/brown head. Aroma is packed with belgian yeast, candied sugar and caramel malts. Some dark dried fruits and toast. Slight banana. Taste is sweet, yeast, banana, dried fruits, malts and toast. Well hidden alcohol and really drinkable.
Wanderings878 (53) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro, schiuma beige cremosa e di media persistenza. L’aroma è subito protagonista, con banana, frutta matura, malto, anche luppolo e note di cioccolato. All’assaggio, coerentemente con l’aroma, abbiamo un sapore dolce che esalta il fruttato, così come la nota di cioccolato e l’evidente presenza del tipico lievito belga (banana). Il retrogusto è leggermente amaro, con un finale secco e persistente. Birra splendida.
colui72 (255) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweet and malty, dark fruits. Low bitterness. Not amazing but still a good Belgian ale.
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown and tan head, yeast and breads, not to much candi or dark fruits as this style has some times. Finishes pretty thick with a banana finish.
mjakopa (232) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a fat head. Aroma is slightly caramel with hints of banana and a fruity background. Taste is a caramel body with a sweet backing and brown sugar notes. Aftertaste is dry, fruity with hints of chocolate at the very end. A very balanced, complex and not too strong dubbel, very drinkable.
Scotbrew (56) - - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wine, figs, alcohol, brown sugar, Belgian yeasts, some light spiciness. High carbonation