kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Mrhangover. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of raisins, overripe dark fruit, caramel, red fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter and a touch of acid. Medium bodied with light carbonation. slowrunner77 (11930) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"DFHs description says dubbel, but this seems more like a belgianesque porter to me. Pretty nice brew. Belgian yeasty spice is there, but subtle...some fruitiness, and lots of dry roast. Finishes dry too. Feel is nice. Gladly, the honey is slight as well and not overdone. Nice job!" closey22 (1918) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Dark brown with rimming beige head ; aroma slightly malty and roasty ; Flava is sweetish upfront hints of cherry or plum; then fades into a notice mildly roasty grainy profile ; feels medium some fizz; finishes dry slightly sticky sweetness and grainy roastiness Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-26-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a billowy light tan head. The head had a moderate amount of lacing and gave way to a medium amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was quite roasty. Roasted malt with nice hints of espresso and chocolate. A lighter sweetness comes to the nose as well; lightly molasses in nature with good hints of burnt sugar.
Taste – The taste started out much sweeter then I initially expected from the nose. The brew started with a great sweet flavor of brown sugar and molasses complimenting the very roasty malt flavor. The roasted malt becomes more brown bread as the taste advances, with some light notes of carob and chocolate coming to the tongue. At the end the taste some Belgian spicy flavors enter the scene and overall leave a rather roasty and burnt sugar and spice flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is normal. A thicker body would have been better for the roasty flavor of the brew. The carbonation level is on the just below average side and is very suiting; allowing all the roasty flavors to sit on the tongue and be sensed.
Overall – A very nice darker brew with interesting taste combinations and transitions. Well worth a try if you have the chance. Zymurgeist2 (2213) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
From 750 bottle to tulip glass. Aromas of strong chocolate and moderate floral hops. Pours a slightly hazy cola with clear garnet around the edges. Head is taupe and starts massive, but fades quickly. Complex flavor of bittersweet cocoa, solid yeast assertiveness, earth and floral highlights.
dfearnley (2071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
2012 bottle to pint glass
I was saving this for some reason, but no longer care. Is a dubbel going to age well? I guess we’re all about to find out.
Dark fruits, milk chocolate, grains, nutmeg, and cherry. The colour is a deep reddish brown with a very creamy off white head. The taste is roasted malt, cherry, nutmeg, oak, brown sugar and honey and rooibos. This is a good dubbel and looking back through a bunch of other ratings, it appears that this ages well with perhaps the cherry being more prevalent than early on. I’m not sure because this just may be my palate. bmoosey (82) - Eldorado, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours a red with a little brown with a tan head. Aromas of fruit, chocolate and coffee. Very sweet flavors with brown sugar and light fruit. Not a hoppy beer, more comparable to a wine in my opinion. Sweet and smells of fruit. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark malts, some chocolate and coffee and nuttiness and floral notes and spices, plus some light bitterness. Flavor has a lot going on and I am not really familiar with all of these ingredients so I don’t know what’s what. Average texture. A really interesting beer with a lot going on and it’s pretty tasty with the alcohol well hidden. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
9/15/2012. 750 ml. bottle. Pours red-brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark malt, dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, sticky flavors with brown sugar and light fruit. Light on hops, but very good balance and complexity. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby, reddish brown color with a two finger light tan fluffy head that lasts and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a floral, herbal characteristic mixing with some chocolate, honey and roasted malts. Taste is caramel and brown sugar up front, nutty, woody, hints of cocoa, toasted grains and roasted dark malts, a light tea-like essence from mid-palate on, with light spices and earthy hops for a relatively dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with a good creamy finish.