McGarnigle (657) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2018 BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head covering a hazy amber-brown body. Good retention. Aroma of banana, vanilla, sweet red apples, caramel and raisins. Taste is sweet with apples and cobwebs a bit of caramel and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation.
Squat bottle. Dark, little foam when poured in a Chimay glass. Rich with plums, caramel and a hint of anise. But not as rich as other Dubbels. Good, but not worth the price. nihtila (4007) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown, beige head. Nose is plums, raisins, dark fruits, malty, sugary sweetness. Tastes dried fruits, plums, chocolate, dark malts. good. kwik-lime (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Caramel, sugar and roasted malt along with a little dry hop, and forest fruits coming through in the finish. Decent. kingstoni (2175) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle. Deep amber color with a thin cloudy beige head. Aroma of caramel with notes of leather. A bit salty, medium dry taste. Some sourness in finish. Medium body. mjs (7778) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2017
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 4/19, from Alko, 20171208) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had caramel, candy sugar and toasted malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, caramel, candy sugar, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A thin dubbel with pleasant aroma.
Hermod (8517) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2017
33cl bottle, from Alko. Bbe 04/2019.
Poured mahogany deep color, thin, lasting off white head. Looks great.
So is the aroma, ripe fruits, plums, caramelized sugar. Hint of tartness in the dark fades away and gives room to plummy goodness, caramel glazed dates. Some alc warmth. Lovely Belgian ale overall. jookos (7160) - FINLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle, alko inkoo. Dark brown. Dark bready malty nose with hints of licorice, chocolate, mild spicyness. Med bodied, easy drinker, clean finish. Real easy and mellow. Marstonlad (976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a little white head. The aroma features sweet maltiness, ripe fruitiness and a touch of spiciness. Taste is medium to heavily sweet, displaying caramel, syrup and dark plummy and fig-themed fruitiness. The palate is medium-bodied and average in carbonation, surprisingly light-bodied given the strength. Sweetness is slightly overpowering; decent, still. 19Oracolo78 (237) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Birra dal colore marrone. Schiuma beige, fine e persistente. Al naso caramello, malto, frutta secca e toffe. Al palato buon corpo con una buona carbonatazione. Note di caramello, malto, crosta di pane, miele e prugna secca. Nel finale rimane poco amara. La cosa che non mi è troppo piaciuta di questa birra è la lieve percezione metallica e il sentore di alcol che si sentiva in maniera eccessiva anche se solo 8 gradi. Forse la mia era lievemente ossidata. Da riprovare. RexTalionis (3825) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle. Darker brown in color with a tan head. Dark ripe fruityness, sweet syrup and chocolate in aroma. Chocolate, fruity mild bitterness. Interesting. Smoothens out later on. Feels quite light considering the abv.