Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour, creamy solid off-white head. Aroma of bread, brown sugar, roasted, some chocolate, caramel, a hint of licorice and some spices. Flavor is sweetish creamy caramel malts, slightly spicy. A bit boring but with a nice body and quite smooth. Solid brew.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/III/13 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 24/VIII/13 (2013-211)
Clear dark brown beer, big aery beige head, unstable, adhesive, nice lacing. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, lots of dried fruits, raisins, fruity in general, some banana, brown sugar, chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: caramel, lots of chocolate, dried fruits, mocha, cocoa powder, bitter hops, some citrus. Aftertaste: chocolate, caramel, bit sweet, sourish touch, dried fruits, little bitter, mocha.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Dark amber color, almost brown, with huge head. Peculiar aroma, some roasted malt, dark malts, phenol, aniseed. Too much carbonation, with a slim body, chocolate flavor, dates (that’s never a favorite element), medium to low bitterness.
JefVerstraete (412) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Dark beer with nose of chocolat, honey, coffee. Bittersweet aftertaste. But also a very strange caramel taste.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, BBE 02/2012) Murky dark brown with a medium, firm and lacy head. Sourish-caramely maltiness and spicy-meaty feel in the nose, with a touch of oak. Flavor is like strongly spiced quadrupel, slightly thin when cold, but without alcohol presence. Anise is immediately present, but caraway comes with warming. Spiciness is slightly harsh and stingy, but if there was too much sweetness when fresh, it has settled by now. Medium+ body, slightly fizzy CO2. The most beery one of Zonderik/X series, but also the least interesting.
Benzai (4344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through, small beige head. Smell malts, sweet, lightly alcoholic. Taste malts, lightly sweet, slightly alcohol again. Medium body, medium carbo.
undercurrent25 (868) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Zythos Bier Festival 28th April 2012 Listed as Zonderik Dubbel Donker. Amber coloured, light, sweet, caramel with coffee on the palate
Wim (2329) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown coloured body and a off white head a spicy malty fruity aroma a spicy malty fruity little caramel bitter taste and a little alcholic bitter finish
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle, BB 17/02/12) Pours a deep amber-brown body with a medium beige head and nice Brussels lacing. Aroma of nuts, caraway, toasted brad, raisins, cumin, and honey. Flavor of coriander, caramel, honey, yeast, and cumin. Kind of odd.
vickey9 (302) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown beer with a creamy head. Grains, roasted malt and licorice in nose. Suprisingly medium body when ABV is 8%. Well and lively carbonized. Bitter chicory on palate, roasted barley, grains and well bitter chocolade. Quite pleasand bitter finish. B@H