Poured into the Duvel tulip.
One half inch, dense pock marked head sits atop the dark brown, almost Dubbel like body. Color is not the most attractive. The head fades but leaves that tell-tale spotty and creamy deposit for the remainder of the beer – a sure sign of a quality product.
Rich nose with the classic figs, prunes, dark sugar and raisin notes. Excellent.
Taste has all the characteristics of a Belgian dark, but has an added bitterness. The bitterness lingers a little too long for me, and takes the edge off the beer. I would befinitely prefer a mellower experience.
Some alcohol notes are prominent, but despite this the beer drinks easily, if somewhat of a sipper.
Definitely some burned hoppiness in there, which for me is a little out of place.