TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark rust. Persistent custardlike froth dots the glass with some lace. Exquisite aromas of black tea, anise, toasted bread, red currants, anise, date sugar, ripe plum, banana bread, rock candy, spice cake, flowery hops, etc. Secondary notes of gum, concord grape and puttylike yeast. Somewhat spicily phenolic, as well. Expansive, softly prickly carbonation. Airy and fiercely spicy with immediate clove warmth and alcohol. Immensely luscious, multilayered malt soon takes foothold as it offers up a deep spice cookie and plummy brightness along with fresh baked banana bread and an earthy breadcrust contrast. Considerable residuals from the candy sugar, though there is plenty of underlying gummy, yeasty luster and fruity esters to thwart any cola-like character from encroaching. Otherwise the sugar purely dazzles with malt-enhancing sweetness. High attenuation and exceptionally clean malt makes for endless quaffability. Telltale lilac-drenched Styrians add to the appetizing nature as they assertively deliver a lip-smacking wallop. Dried fruit twang imparts the faintest bit of flabbiness, but stops shy of overexertion thanks to the ongoing firm maltiness. Closes dryly malty, firmly cookielike and phenolic with an equilibrium of caramelized raisin and sassy clove accompanied by a tardy flourish of bright floral hop burps. Aside from the minor flabbiness, this is a quality dubbel all-around.
Geokkjer (7514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, spices, yeast and red apples . Flavor is sweet and fruity with some berries, malt, yeast and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
Lore (2443) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy dark amber to mahogany colour, huge, dense yellowish-beige-ish head; aroma of dried fruits like plum, apricot and raisins, lemony, barnyard, herbal, and maybe some chocolate notes, taste of raisins, plum jam, some burnt woody notes, hints of chocolate and herbal medicinal bitterness; great beer
Sissio (1487) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 30, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ home 8.3%
clear copper, cappuccino head
alcohol, caramel and honey, dry apricots, yeasts, sweet malts
bitterish, dry fruit, figs, almonds,
simontomlinson (161) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fluffy beige head soon left a cover on a light oak coloured, finely effervescent body.
Malty treacle aroma.
Medium to thin body, smooth to the fore & tingly over the tongue. Thin on the back. Slightly cloying.
Dark stewed fruits, malt, brown sugar & raisin to the fore with a fruity, tangy back with apricot.
mateuszk (2513) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours bit hazy, amber in colour, no head. Aroma of apricot, ripe fruits, biscuit. In taste fruity, caramel and some nuts. Light body, slick texture, dry finish with light bitterness. Tasty beer.
markoijelena (2853) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Luppolo Station Roma, Italy. 15.12.2016. Pour it dark brown color with medium white head. Aroma sweet, caramel, candy sugar. Taste lots of spices, Belgian yeast, sweet candy sugar, malty, cereal, clove, nuts, dry bitterish finish, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter after taste. OK
Torrefacto (1577) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caoba turbio y espuma beis. Aromas de mermelada, higos, cande, manzana verde o ciruela suave. Cuerpo medio y sabor como en aroma con regusto equilibrado.
melush (3459) - SPAIN - DEC 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Irreale, Madrid, Spain.
A: Hazy amber.
T: Malt, caramel, raisins, spices, yeast, alcohol.
Finn (6895) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket i hyggelig selskap under Storflaskesesjon på Nerstranda 5 Nov 16. Mørk amber. Lavt, lett farget skum. Litt lacing. Gjennomgående krydderpreg. Syrlig etter hvert.
SkillsFactory (643) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambrata carica con riflessi dorati, schiuma ocra chiara di ottima persistenza.
Aroma di pera e uva cotte, pesca sciroppata, cannella, note di cacao, lievito belga, lievi note etiliche.
Al palato sempre uva e pera cotte, cannella, lievito belga, finale tostato con note di cacao.
Corpo medio, non molto carbonata.