ericnixon (740) - 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 (2609) - 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 (14386) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich looking brown with a medium tan head. The stamp on the cork is 11/02. Could this be one year old? Nose is Very light spice, light sugar, plums, cocoa, and perhaps molded basement. I sat that because I can almost smell my drinking buddy's basement. The taste is pleasant. More light spice, some chocolate notes, more fruit and malt. Finishes very well also with little bitterness. Nice beer!
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Typical dubbel appearance, perhaps a little darker than most. Bananas, chocolate, celery, horse, and plum in the aroma. Sweetish musty flavor, continuation of the celery theme, overall it weighs quite heavily. Strident carbonation spreads a final tingling bitterness. Creamy and a little funkier than most dubbels. Re-rate: comments are spot-on, but overall, this is better than I gave it credit for.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of champagne, fruit. Lots of head sat atop this dark crimson quaff. Rather one dimensional flavor, or at least more so than I was expecting....plum, raisin, alcohol....lots of carbonation. As it warmed, more of a spiked apple flavor came out, especially towards the finish....extra points for that, interesting.