GoddamnNoise (211) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ Home (gift from my sister's trip to Lithuania).
Aroma: quite intense aromas of toasted malts, roasted malts, sweet malts. Hints of sweet alcohol, prunes, dates, raisins, dark dried fruits, coffee, cappuccino, spices. Hops not noticeable in the aroma.
Appearance: brown to deep brown color with light brown and very creamy foam. Medium to high head thickness with very high retention. Low Brussels' lacing. The beer seems very dark, but it seems to have low to medium hazyness.
Taste: medium sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of toasted and roasted malts, dark dried fruits like raisins, prunes, dates. Hints of coffee, spices, nuts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Hops not noticeable in the flavor. Balance is toward the sweet side. No astringency noticeable.
Palate: light to medium body, watery texture, flat carbonation, quite long sweet finish with low to medium sweetness and flavors of toasted and roasted malts, dark dried fruits (prunes, raisins, dates) and hints of coffee, spices, nuts, brown sugar, caramel. Alcohol is only noticeable through hints of alcohol sweetness and a little bit of throat warming.
Overall: appearance is very good. Aromas and flavors are quite intense and pleasant. Lots of toasted and roasted malts, prunes, raisins, dates, dark dried fruits. Hints of coffee, nuts, caramel. Overall, a good beer, the sweetness is not cloying, and the beer is quite drinkable and enjoyable. It would be better with more body and a less watery texture. Not the best representation of the style but good beer. gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2017
33 cl bottle brought by a colleague from Lithuania (thanks Sumit!). BB 07.07.18.Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2017
Hazy dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, light spicy, some alcohol scent, also grainy. Sweet, toffee, light roasted, grainy taste. Alcohol, grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low CO2, medium bitterness.
Draught at Stadin Panimo. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, toffee, earthy notes, yeast, ripe fruits and caramel. Bitter finish with nuts, toffee, yeast, ripe fruits and caramel. Good dubbel. sjorsvdg (613) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Lekkere dubbel met tonen van laurier (drop), karamel en wat honing. Mooi gelaagd bier uit Litouwen - dat daar uiteraard het beste smaakt. Travlr (26435) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle from Iki. Clear brown color tan coca cola head, looks like Coke overall. Aroma of raw brown bread. Taste is brown sugar and brown bread. Tastes like a gira with alcohol.
ectuohy27 (1311) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2017
It’s drinkable but I don’t like it, to be blunt. RP usually makes good stuff but this is just impenetrably dark, muddy, sedimentary/astringent stuff, a bit like mildly alcoholic coffee grinds. Not recommended (gift from LT, 11.2 oz bottle) Gehbe (462) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUN 10, 2017
Tap. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, wood, dark bread, chocolate and zefir (Lithuanian marshmallow). Sweet with hints of bitterness. Pretty dry. No belgian yeast aroma, not a dubbel at all, more like a shwarzbier or dunkel. Decent but the balance is quite off. And really nothing like a dubbel. indrekr (622) - ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2017
Appearance: brown, hazy, tan foam, does not last long. Aroma: fried bread, malt, roasty caramel. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, almost no finish. buki (550) - Otwock, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Sporo estrów, idących w stronę Lekowo-płyn do płukania usta. Nieco karmelu. Goryczka niewyczuwalna, półsłodkie. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Totalnie bez szału - kompletnie nie wiem co by można jeszcze napisać. MasDen (537) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAR 14, 2017
Aroma: malt, dark sugar, soft whiskey aroma.
Appearance: dark amber color without head.
Taste: malt, dark caramel, dry finish.
Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.