DuffLover (103) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this out of the bottle. A little malty but not overly flavorful. Pretty smooth. A good beer but not on my list of favorites.
UXO (609) - CANADA - APR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque ruby brown with a short light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (4/5) Nose is complex: toffee and caramel, brown sugar, dark slightly boozy stone fruit, mild cloves, banana and bubblegum. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, very slight tart. (9/10) Full slightly creamy body, soft carbonation, lingering dry finish. (5/5)
Really good. The sweetness is never cloying, and as it fades, there’s a very mild lingering bitter that you keep expecting to come forwards - but it doesn’t. The bitter stays in the background and never upsets the smooth fruity flavour or the lingering dry finish. There’s a very slight restrained acidity that keeps the mouth feel clean and almost crisp, and brings out the stone fruit flavour. I love hoppy and bitter beers, and this is pretty much the complete antithesis of that: it’s all about the dark malt fruitiness - and I like it a lot. There’s a reason this is considered a reference dubbel. (18/20)
Maxbier (542) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown with small tan head. Light malty yeast aroma. Flavors of malt, anise, slightly grassy, yeasty. Finish is slightly bitter and herbal yeast.
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mt_hall (145) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very dark red-brown. Clear. A huge foamy, light brown head. Warm aromas of clove, spice, and bubblegum. Slightly acidic, with warmth from the alcohol, burnt caramel flavour, and clove/spice again. Smooth and well balanced, with a clean finish. Very good.
huineman (7) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 1, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown with amber tones. Large lingering head.
Intense aroma: honey, caramel, prunes, dates... Very interesting lactic notes.
CO2 is well integrated, giving it a mousse texture. Medium sweet, lively, with a long ending with no bitterness. Delicious.
bodega95 (71) - - MAR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle on caliz. This is just a fantastic dubbel. Brown dark with a fantastic beige head. Malty, fruity, earty aroma with a nice sweet taste. Full body, creamy and thick with a long finish. Allways a pleasure!
Padchenko (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a nice brownish head. Lovelt aroma and flavour this is a really good flavoursome beer. Some fruitiness but not as sweet as many Belgian beers - really nice though
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Carrefours (only EUR1 !). Sour nose, notes of banana and burnt caramel. Brown/ dark red beer with fluffy cream head. It looks still but the mouthfeel is zingy. Aftertaste is burnt malt, banana followed by a late sourness. Alcohol is present throughout.
ttroha (398) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma of caramel and slight coco note. Tastes of caramel, slightly bitter, dark chocolate and booze on the backend. Excellent Trappist!
tbonde (81) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle@home in trappist glass. Approx 10 degrees C. Pours almost pitch black with a reddish tint and a light brown head. Rather faint aroma of malt, bread and a faint citrussy fruit. Fizzy dark taste - this is a young example with a BBF in August 2016. A slight metallic twist thankfully quickly disappears and the roasted malt and dark dried fruit begins to take over with a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Now it is showing it’s mettle and the alcohol is kept very nicely in check. Well balanced beer. Look forward to cellaring a bottle of this as I sure it only gets better the next couple of years or five.
Matt_Foran (76) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma of dark fruit and malts. Color is a dark reddish/brown color. Taste is even more dark fruit and malts. Fantastic Belgian dubbel Trappist ale, awesome!