DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is malt and brown sugar, reddish brown, with a big toffee head, lot's of lace. Flavour is candied malt, brown sugar, has a nutty, bitter after taste. Creamy, pleasant mouthfeel, nicely bitter. Very impressive example.
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was one of my favorites from my last trip to Central Market. Pors a dark brown with a compact, long lasting white head. Aroma of grapes, almost like a bordeaux. Flavor was malty, fruity, and warming. Not as sugary as some, but on the sweet side. I'll seek this one out again.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Defintely not the best of this style, that I have ever tried, but still quiet nice and easy to drink. Pours oily and bubbly, with a nice heady aroma. The flavor is full of lots of dark fruits, currants and plums. A bit of candi sweetness and brown sugar. Full to medium bodied, with a bit of walnut nuttiness in the finish.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very unimpressed with this one. maybe i got a bad bottle or something, but everything about this fell into the range of "eh" to "average". yeah there was some maltiness and some sweetness in there but just hints of it. It's drinkable, but nothing special.
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, malty and fruity aroma, some plumminess and red grape, along with notes of toffee, dark sugar, nuttiness (almost like nougat) and mild yeast esters. Deep, dark red in color, massively frothy and lasting light tan head. Flavor profile is of course also largely fruity and malty, vinous and lightly tangy, with hints of bubblegum, spice and red grape on the finish. Moderate acidity developing, medium-full body. Very pleasant. Thanks, Grant!
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great creamy beige head on a dark amber/brown body. Spicy nose of malt, aniseed and some chocolate. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, malt with some aniseed to the aftertaste. Good interesting beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ligth brown/deep amber color and very hazy, with a great silky smooth beige head. Nice lacing throughout. As it warmed the complexity increased as more malt and sugars are noticed. Very nice body, with a very smooth and somewhat clean aftertaste. A quality dubbel.
fiulijn (14297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color; generous, frothy head. Average aroma: malt, roasted malt, caramel. Not bad flavor, with roasted malts and nuts, but too thin, and short final.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Light, malty aroma ... comes in a beautiful bottle, dark, reddish amber in appearance with an impressive head ... Stout alchohol flavor present at the start, with woody overtones. Malty on the palate despite bitter/hoppy start... This "Dubbel" is aptly named. You had better be in the mood for something with spirit if you are to tackle it. The beer takes on a slightly nutty flavor if the bottom yeasts are poured into your glass.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice darkish red color, nice fizzy puffy head. Nice sweet malty taste with fruit hints.