RedSox2004 (1970) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 31, 2017 SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a mahogany colored burnt orange with a fluffy off white to tan head. Aroma is dark fruit of plum, sweet caramel malt, and light chocolate. Taste is a dry dark fruit and chocolate, lively caramel malt that leaves just enough sweetness.
Muddy reddish brown with a fluffy off white foamy head with good retention and sheets of lace. Aromas of biscuity malt, orange zest, brown sugar, cinnamon and coriander. Flavors follow with rich brown sugars and biscuit malts accompanied by yeasty, orange zest, light cinnamon, white pepper notes, and carmellized sugars. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a slightl malt sweetness in the finish. ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2017
2013 vintage.fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2016
Kept this one for a bit. Paid off it seems.
A chalice at cellar temperature. Fiery deepest copper and just shy of bright. Big ’Belgian’ head held the length followed by signature lacing. Prominently earthy, umami, charbroiled beef nose; slightly sweet, twinging of the olfactories with a hit of plum, raisin and muscatel. Light spice of booze with the later long whiff. Creamy mouthfeel; quite full and plump - strange for a Dubbel. Oily and viscous finish. Long bitter, savoury fruit mince pie length. Meaty, umami palate with touches of cocoa and roasted carob, dominant raisin and Shiraz grape. Earthy overall. Holds the alcohol well on the palate but the nose cedes a heat. Enjoyable. Actually got engrossed by it. Lovely!!
Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle 750ml. @ [ (Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015) by chriso - London ].
[ As Iron Fist Dubbel Fisted ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy yeast, caramel, yeast, tobacco. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle - Rich malts and cocoa with a touch of raisin. Deep brown with a creamy beige head. Sweet raisin and some nice malts with a bit more of the light cocoa. Quiet nice. bergstaden (3180) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Amber with off white head - Sweet malt aroma - Sweet malt body with some dark fruity flavours - The sweet malt and dark fruity tones goes into the finish - This was good
Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours clear copper with a creamy, tan head. Sugary bready malts and toffee in the aroma, along with some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavour with light alcohol notes, toasted grains, some brown sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish, with more grains, booze, toasted bread. Fine overall. GRM (4176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 31 2015; eye: dirty brown, opaque, voluminous beige head made up of rather large bubbles, light lacing; nose: malt, spices, slight burnt caramel; mouth: malt, spices, slight caramel, slight Belgian yeast, light nutty, alcohol, light fig, finale in light burnt caramel with presence of spices, medium body, rather carbonated, lightly bitter, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 31 mars 2016; œil : brun sale, opaque, mousse beige volumineuse formée de bulles plutôt grosses, légère dentelle; nez : malt, épices, très léger caramel brûlé; bouche : malt, épices, très léger caramel, léger levure belge, léger noix, alcool, léger figue, finale en léger caramel brûlé avec présence d’épices, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty caramell grassy and fruity aroma. Fruity caramell hoppy yeasty flavour. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Dusty bottle from the Chris O archives. Clear amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Sweet malts, some caramel, tasting a little oxidised tired. Mild dried fruits. Light finis. Spicy linger. Okay.
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear amber/copper beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, hay, toffee notes a bit fruity. Fruity yeasty flavor, caramel ,grapes, some raisins and hops. Ok beer.