veronika (410) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown with a nice head. Aroma is floral and also from vanilla. Floral flavor with apples, pears and some spices.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown, big rocky head. Aroma of dark fruits and malt. Flavor is fairly sweet, dark fruit again, plum, malty. Medium to full body. Nice.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium nut brown. Rocky head. Aroma shows plum, apple, dark rye bread, metals, phenols. Palate has a rough-edged yeastiness, and honey-sweet caramel malts. Nuts and wood appear as well. Not very cohesive, but I’m always tough on dubbels.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Bottle
Slightly hazy. Aroma of dark fruits (raisins et al)and apples. Might be slighly off and will need another rating. A bit hars and chemical. Best before two years ahead.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before 11/16/02, pours muddy brown with a huge light brown head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass. Fruity, yeasty aromas, caramel, chocolate, cherry and plum flavors. Medium to full bodied finishes with a funky sourness. Not what I expected, don’t think I would buy another bottle.
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy flavour with long bitterness.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper coloured with a nice foamy head, quite a competative brew among the Belgian Dubbels. Lots of fruit in the nose and a toffee-bitter finish. Almost like a Westmalle.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great find for under $8 a six pack -- and readily available here in Chattanooga! Aroma and flavor is of vanilla, raisins, caramel, and chocolate.
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ruby colour, coarse head. Aroma of solvent and plastics. Sweetish with notes of almond. Hard, clean malt profile. Artificial lacquer-like finish. has dropped from a wonderful beer to near undrinkable liquid in a few years :-( Could this have something to do with the new owners?
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a quite attractive brownish head. Aroma brings plum and vanilla, but also something strong and spicy. Flavor is fruity from grapes and apples. Some pepper.