kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from LCBO (Toronto, ON). Pours a dark brown to black with one finger off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of banana, clove, wheat, caramel, spice, chocolate, light molasses notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, brown sugar, light spice, dark fruit, some hints of toffee. Generally medium body with a pleasing malty finish. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with an off-white head that lasts and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma isn’t very strong but does contain brown sugar, sweet malt and dark chocolate. Flavour is fairly similar but the chocolate is more milky than cocoa and there is a bit more spice without the whole being too sweet. Overall not a good representation of a dubbel but a fine beer in itself and more than appealing to my palate. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Beuatiful aroma of malts, wheat, brown sugar. The appearanmce is ruby red/brown, tan head. The flavor is spicy, wheat, brown sugar. The finish is a bittering from the spicyness of the beer. Medium mouthfeel. Very good overall. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Had at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. Malty sweet and deliciously spicy! I think I still like the Blonde better, though. elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Tasted on tap, many times, most recently 8/15/09. Pours dark brown, semi-hazy and with a cream colored head. Aroma is nutty, with dried fruits and toffee. Flavor starts with milk chocolate and nuts, moves towards a minerally-sweet mid-palate, and a semi-sweet finish with some alcohol and general chalk peaking through. Especially on a big gulp. Palate is medium-thick and syrupy throughout, finishing rather long. Overall, I must say that this beer just doesn’t come together for me. It is a touch thin, maybe a bit simplistic. And there is just something about the flavor that doesn’t work.
tmoreau (4303) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Sampled on tap at Brixie’s 75th anniversary beer tapping in Brookfield, IL. Poured into my fluted fest glass a brown hue with amber tones showing through, a modest, off white, bubbly head and light streaks of lacing. The aroma was toasty malt, caramel and some sweetness as dark fruit. The flavor was the same notes with a sweet, syrupy texture and very low bitterness. Nice combo of flavor notes,..okay. 09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
Brown, sweet belgianey aroma. dark malty licorice flavour, quite thick, lingering sweetness. solid. JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Dark brown, fine head, settles quickly.
Malty aroma. Some fruit. Not very complex.
Good balance, but not sweet and a little bitter/dry.
Fizzy on the tongue, thin.
Ok, not special. Nice for the average occasion. Could be ok in the sun. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Dark brown pour with some reddish highlights. Short, off-white head with flecks of lace. Malty aroma with brown sugar and light spice. The flavor is lightly smoked malts, yeast, brown sugar and maybe a bit of chocolate. The mouthfeel was thin to medium and somewhat dry towards the end. JanEric (1230) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2009
Dark,redbrown. Hints of caramel, candy, not dominant. tastes sweet, soft, hints of candy, caramel. A little bit bitterness. Finish average. Mediocre.