rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
500ml bottle, batch 491, hazy dark brown-mohagany hue, with a thick frothy beige head, faint chocolate powder, yeasty, cookie dough nose with some light dried dark fruits of raisins, dates, figs, with some brown sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt, bran muffin accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-modied palate with a yeasty, chocolatey, fruity characert with some chocolate, toasted, biscuity malt, cookie dough, light acidic wineyness, black coffee flavours, with a mild floral leafy, grassy hop undertone, and some dried date, fig, raisin, light roasted coffee bean notes, leading towards a yeasty, fruity, dried date, fig, dark chocolate, black coffee, lingering leafy hop bitterness finish. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle, Batch #386, brewed on 07/10/2008, best by 07/10/2013, and consumed in 09/2010. The pour yields a lightly hazy, reddish-brown body with a frothy beige head. Wet, spotted lacing marks the glass. The nose is off with a capital ’O’, showing notes of menthol and tart cereal grain mash over a one dimensional, dried, brown sugar malt base. Flavors also give these minty, harsh menthol notes amidst a very unimpressive, soured grain and caramel sugar malt contingent. Something has gone horribly wrong here, for sure. Thin and watery, almost lifeless from a lack of carbonation, the palate would benefit from some bubbles and considerably more residual sugar. This was pretty bad. Almost undrinkable. madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2012
On tap at Brasserie V - Pours copper with a foamy white head. A touch of tartness in the nose, nutty, with some fruit notes. Taste is very smooth, fruity, with some bready notes. Bold malt with a hint of spice and cherry. Bready finish, subtle yeast notes. A bit of mineral. A little too carbonated and pretty thin. Very interesting. bergstaden (3197) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
Brown with an off white head - malty aroma with some caramel in the back - good malt body with some hop bitterness in the back - the malt continues into a short finish - good GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
Aroma:dark fruit,cheery and nutty...
Appearance:Dark redish brown,good beige head...
Flavor:Dark fruit,light sourness,light nutty....
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2011
On keg at Bacchus, Newcastle. Pours a hazel colour with a decent yellowish head. Typical Belgian dubbel aroma, fruity with blueberries, caramel, chocolate and yeast. Flavours of blueberries again, yeast, apple, barley and caramel. Light carbonation with a little CO2 prickle. Foamy mouth-feel. OK but a little thin. esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a redish hue, thin tanned head with plenty of carbonation. Smells of caramel, yeast and roasted malts. Taste has some smoke, caramel and of course roasted malts. Some sweetness but not too dominating. Finish has alot of hoppy notes in the bitterness RuneStumo (2712) - Haugesund, NORWAY - APR 24, 2009
24.04.2009, 0,5l Bottle. The colour is dark brown (Brun). Aroma sweet roasted malt. Aftertaste is sweet and hoppy. Nice Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
500ml bottle from IPB at home.
Appearance : Deep brown with a small creamy head. Light lacing.
Aroma : Butterscotch with roasted malt and caramel. quite malty with light hops. Hops are more earthy and a bit floral. Light belgian yeast too. A little bit nutty. Some fruits.
Taste : Overcooked caramel with light butterscotch. Light bitterness that comes from the light hops as well as the caramelized malts.Notes of toffee. Earthy and a bit mineral. Finish has light notes of belgian yeast with light nutty notes.
Overall : Soft carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding. a bit too much butterscotch. Quite drinkable. Nose gets a bit better with time. Yeast shines thru a bit more. Nice complexity on nose.