PorterPounder (5593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Murky dark orange appearance with a frothy beige head. Good thick lacing - looks like a Belgian should. Enticing aroma of spearmint, chocolate, and tea. Flavor has some of the same accents with the spearmint showing through the strongest. Faint notes of chocolate as well. Mouthfeel has a bit of carbonation, but it feels right in this one. Overall, an excellent Dubbel.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp, sweet nutty caramel aroma with some alcohol. Opaque brown/ruby color with a dense tan head. Tart and sweet in flavor with a slender body. Somewhat dissapointing in complexity though the flavors of plum, cocoa and caramel are pleasing. A bit oxidized.
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown with a beige head. Aroma has brown sugar, banana and bubblegum. Taste is sweet with slight sourness; caramel, chocolate some fruit. Smooth and softly carbonated. Warming finish. Very good.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is very strong of apple juice. Dark brown with a quickly fading head. Notes of brown sugar, CO2, dried fruit, earthiness, and alcohol come out. Quick, tart finish.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut color with a off white head. The taste is sweet with a light sharp yeasty note. Some fruit and a balanced body.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown w/ ruby hue. Soft, creamy beige head w/ loose bead. Yeasty & fruity aroma of bubble gum, banana, peach & pear w/ notes of caramel & chocolate. Medium, juicy feel. Flavour is also yeasty & fruity w/ a slight cherry-like sourness & some chocolate, caramel, & wood notes. Finish is warm & peppery, & slightly cloying.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice aroma! Sweet and somewhat fruity. Nice dark colour. Very nice taste. Very smooth, sweet beer. A nice dubbel! Sweet aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Large sized foamy head. Aroma is malty, dark fruit and sweet. A medium bodied dubbel. Malts are varied, fruit (raisins, cherry, oranges) chocolate and vanilla. Nice bright yeasts. Smooth taste Very drinkable. Nice soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this brew pours brown. it’s sweet flavored, with a nice, malty nose. A decent Belgian, but there are better out there.
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hazy amber colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt and cherries. Medium-bodied; Malty flavour with nuts and cherries with a good caramel flavour. Overall, nice to try! I sampled this beer at Smokeless Joe’s after our May RB Party on 15-May-2004 in Toronto, Ontario.