Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish-mahogany, huge off white head. Great overripe fruit, banana, prune, raisin, big malt backbone. Flavor has all the fruit, plus some caramel like sweetness, light roast. Warming alcohol in finsh. Alcohol detracts a little but overall well done.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 vintage that my wife surprised me with for my birthday! Pours a dark ruby red/chestnut brown color that has dark amber edges and golden orange hues when held to a light source. Massive frothy off-white head that has incredible lacing, hardly fading at all throughout the entire glass. Large patches of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy and spicy aroma with lots of peppery cinnamon, peppermint and clove along with some dark and citrus fruit character. Hints of plum, raisin, fig and date. Slightly medicinal smelling with slight cough syrup notes.
Full bodied with slight carbonation up front with plenty of sweet chocolate maltiness as well as hints of dark fruit, citrus, nut and spice. Hints of dark cherry, raisin, plum, fig and orange peel. Peppery with some clove and peppermint as well as some candy sugar and alcohol sweetness. Complex and well balanced with a well masked high ABV making this beer extremely quaffable. Recommended!
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured a hazy honey hue, sort of burnt orange/brown with a khaki head. Very smooth, light in mouthfeel. Raisin, yeast and esters, lots of malt sweetness, dark fruits, and a slight floral, spiced balance.
larsga (7404) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium yellowish beige head. Hazy red body with floaties. Milky resiny honeyish aroma with herbal cinnamon notes, as well as some alcohol. Dry-sweet milky raisiny honeyish taste with wild berry and herbal cinnamon notes. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish wild berry and honey aftertaste with resiny milky raisiny notes. Nice, but perhaps faintly over-aged. (0.75l bottle, Kihoskh, Copenhagen. 2006 vintage.)
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Into my big ass Tripel Karmeliet glass it goes...Cloudy brown, huge head, puffy, ...lookin’ good!
Aroma: sweet, fresh, yeasty...spice, dark fruit, ...right on for the style so far...very good.
Let’s taste ’er...hmmm, mmm,....yum...dark, luscious, nutty, cocoa, bright flavors meets dark fruit and spice, dates, raisins...smooth, tasty...well-rounded...right on for a dubbel, better than average...damn, this is really nice...
Let’s just say hooray for Danish Belgian dubbels....
BelgianBeerGal (3950) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle graciously sent by Papsoe. Tak Henrik! This was really tasty and I’m pretty sure I thought this was Belgian at several points. This seemed like you took a dubbel and a quad and served them together. Does that make sense? Big and flavorful.
KnutAlbert (6746) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coca cola color, low carbonation.
Bittersweet, dark fruit, malt. Fine balance, a little alcohol warming.
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a magnificent dark ruby-brown body, filled with floaties and crowned with a massive off-white head. Nose is dark malts, raisins, candy sugar and hints of caramel and coriander. Taste follows suit with caramel malts, boozy notes and hints of raisins. Very well rounded taste, integration is smooth and seamless. Full bodied and solidly crafted, this is a fine specimen of the dubbel tradition.
drpimento (3311) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opened bottle with a big "pop". Poured with a voluminous foamy frothy light tan head with flecks of sediment on fop and within the liquid. Color is lightly cloudy medium amber. Aroma is hugely caramel malt with some spice fruit and yeast. Flavor is very like aroma and not as sweet as I was supposing. Very nice. Very good body and carbonation. Finsih is at first a little sweet and then tapers to slightly bitter. Easy drinking. As close to a Belgian abbey as I’ve ever had.
daknole (10924) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with a creamy off white head. Aroma has raisins, sherry, ripe bananas, yeast and some oatmeal cookie. Flavor is sweet and delicious. Some light boozy notes, sherry, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, yeast, dates and figs. This is solid. Really solid.