fiulijn (14380) - 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 (5218) - 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.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like eggs and old fruit: peaches and pears. Huge foamy head takes up 70% of the glass. Some light clove and banana, but more eggs and fruit. Thinner mouthfeel than Allagash and New Belgium. Flavors comsisting of malt-syrupyness, British malts I believe, dark peaches and plums, and some tobacco. Lost to Allagash and New Belgium.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Red-brown colour, light brown head, irregular size bubbles. Fruity aroma, caramel, peppery note. Nice spicy hop aroma. Vinous character. Very fizzy carbonation, short finish.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Light brown head. Red/orange-brown colour. Sweet, little orange, burnt chocolate, sour note, little bitter.
JoeM500 (1904) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and heady, nice amount of bubbles rising and leaves tons of Brussels lacing as the glass empties. Huge doughy, yeasty aroma subsides to reveal a pleasant caramel, cookie smell. Massively malty at first sip, the middle is pure caramel, thick and chewy. Long sweet finish is sometimes interupted by hints of dry spice or hops. Thich throughout. Big Bodied beer, quite nice as an appetizer.