cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a dark, hazy brown with a decent, non-lacing head. Complex aroma of apples, leather, earth, dark cherries, and raisins. Earthy,taste with subtle sweetness and a hint of sourness as well. Hops come thru towards the end. Finishes with a winelike character. Creamy and full on the palate. JefVerstraete (3308) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2013
Dark, small white head. A lot of carbonation Very one-dimensional beer. Sweet and bitter with a metallic taste. Holmen1 (5839) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, delt med Egil: vakre rødtoner og skikkelig højt dubbelskum. Aroma av sviskeplommer og rosiner. Smaken likeså. Fruktig og passe karbonert for sødmen, som er mer rikholdig enn bare søt. En deilig dubbel. BantamSpirit (18) - ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
Large 750cl bottle shared with the loving wife. Actually if she loved me more she would have let me drink the lot :-) She enjoyed it too much so I’ll have to get another couple of bottles and hide them. Great warming chocolate, toast, aroma. Rich and brooding, black, hazy, and very frothy. Sweet and acceptably so. mjs (7159) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE Sept 2014, at Leijuva Lahna, 20130220) The beer poured brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, Belgian style yeast, liquorice and caramell. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, Belgian style yeast, liquorice and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet, yeasty and bitter. Too sweet and thin to be really good but still decent dubbel.
Kita (2121) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottled, 0.33l. Hazy dark brown color with large frothy brownish head, no distinctive lacing, but remains a lot of yeast residue. Aroma of caramel malt, strawberries, cherries and spicy hops. Taste starts sour fruity with some raspberry, too. Then followed by spicy malt, which is substantially present in the aftertaste, too. Alcohol is well hidden, hops, apparently are hidden, too. Full body, sticky texture and fizzy natural carbonation in palate. A bit disappointing, expected much more... Borup (14332) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, caramel, nuts, spice and licorice. kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a frothy light tan head. Cookie, spices, dust and a little fruity sourness, like cherry, in the nose. As the beer warmed up it got some burnt sugar aroma too. Tastes sweet and yeasty with some bitterness remaibs. Full body, delicate carbonation and a delicate sweet finish. Not bad at all, especially since its best before dates to October 2012. CasperRuben (63) - - DEC 30, 2012
Brown color, nice white/brownish head. It taste pretty simple; a bit of malt and a bit of hops. The carbonation is a bit too much in my taste. Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 (750m corked l;) in a gift box..Ive not# rated anything seriously in months ...the odd ale here and trip to Belgium there ...this beer while good, is not giving me the passion to wax lyrical ..In a tulip its a lazy brown liquid ,with decent beige bubbley head ...AS I sip this Belgian the striking thing is the syrupy texture on the palate . I pick up bitter-sweet chocolate notes that seem married with caramel. some toasty burnt malts. ...suggestions of sage .orange . something rather musty and dank about the floral spice feel. This is a beer for tourists ...