olio (10691) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.tiong (7745) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Pours mahogany color with a small head. Some caramel malts and sweetish toffee notes on the nose with mild yeasty notes. Quite bready, caramel malty flavor, sugary notes as well as some yeast. A bit unbalanced but not a disaster.
330ml bottle @ PBF IXlaiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of yeast, berries, caramely malts and toffee. Taste is smooth, sweetish and yeasty with some berries and toffee. Finish is sweet and earthy with some toffee notes. A bit weird.
33 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, Batch #002, BBE 21.03.2015FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2014
Aroma has bready malt, some raisins and nuts. Flavour has bready malt, berries, raisins, some chocolate and hints of nuts. Something between dunkel and dubbel.
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)thirstyrabbit (1862) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a deep red - the caramalts are string in this one. Head beige, spongy, but not so long lasting. Aroma packed full of sweet esters, plenty of apple, and lots of toffee and caramel too - a bit of a toffee apple, basically. Simple body, a little sticky sweet feel, crisp carbonation - a real fizz as it hits the tongue. Woh, that’s a bit weird, and not in a good way, but not necessarily a bad way either. Before I describe the taste, I’ll just say I got a whole load of coconut in the aroma. (And that can’t be the marinaded olives I’m eating, I’m sure.) Taste is very sugary, caramelly, quite pink, some floral aspects. Odd food flavours dart accross my palate, everything from falooda to herring. Not really saying "ale" to me at all, let alone "belgian ale", and certainly nothing to do with any abbey I’ve ever encountered (then again, that’s RB’s fault, abbey dubbel is simply not a style). Drinkable, and not offensive, but a bit off-putting in almost every aspect apart from look. A thin fizzy sweet weird dunkel bock. European strong dark lager.
Bottle. Dark copper body, small beige head. Aroma has sweet red apples and cherries with something bock-like. Fruity and malty taste with medium roast and red apples. Too light and fruity without the dry nuttiness and roast that I expect to find in Dubbels. Sweet and light finish. Not great.
Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Deep copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Caramel, grainy, buttery, malty aroma. Sweet, candy, caramel, grainy and faint dusty roast in taste. Sweet caramel and tobacco in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. RuNpali (89) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Cool red color with beige head that vanishes quickly. The faint aroma is a bit weird with caramel on top. Taste is also somewhat surprising. Much stronger than aroma it has banana and caramel. Palate could be fuller. This beer is carbonated just right. Overall a nice blind date with this one. larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Small beige head. Hazy deep brown body. Earthy caramelly spicy aroma with perfumy oily notes. Dry fruity intense tropical wood taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Intense tropical wood flavour just carries on, lasts for several minutes. That’s the aftertaste, and I don’t like it. Drainpour. Wife tasted same beer from same bottle, but did not have the flavour problem. Must be something I’m sensitive to. (0.33l bottle, from Bambalyne, Vilnius.) HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Style: Dunkel Bock not abbey Dubbel. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty nand light hoppy aroma. MOderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Buczer (378) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 19, 2014
bottle, pours dark copper / red, clear with off-white head. Aroma is malty, bready with a bit of yeast. Malty taste with light bitterness, a bit alcohol notiable. Medium body. Not bad