ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 Slightly hazy with a brown-red colour. Largy pillowy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sweetened pears, citrus-peels, chocolate and spices. Yeasty and slightly unclean and thin flavour of roasted malt, spices and a sour chocolate (?). Spicy finish with notes of badly made vodka.
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large light brown head, good retention, minimal lace. hazy brown color. Nose of dark fruits, oxydation, mustiness and hints of chocolate. Medium body, good carbonation level. Yeasty flavors with a fruityness that rolls into some spiceyness, cinnamon and a hint of anise. Spicey medium dry finish. Diggin the Dubbels! Yeaaaa Baabaay!
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty similar to Grimbergen dubbel. Slightly artificial taste and a bit too sweet, but nice mouthfeeling.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown in color. Chunky, tasted color head. Dusty, dark roasted malt aroma. Slightly watery flavor with a spicy finish.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown, dark leather colored with a light tan head that initially was of large bubbles. The large bubbles subsided to a fine, creamy foam layer that stayed indefinitely.
Nose is complex--very malt forward with alcohol, brown sugar, cider, caramel, nutmeg, raisin all present.
Too carbonated, thin mouthfeel with maltiness, mutsiness, alcoholic heat, raisin, cardboard, mild sweatsocks. (like a cross between an overcarbonated barleywine and a Gueuze.
Finish dry and astringent.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Deep burgandy color a medium light beige head. Sweet caramel and fruity aroma. Flavor is complex. Start is sweet, some black cherry, slightly tart, lightly sour, with a long cherry like dry finish. Smooth palate. A real nice dubbel.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was somewhat bizarre. Head of extremely fine bubbles, HUGE chunks. Candyish-sweet, glazed fruit smell (green grapes??) and also alcohol. Taste is oddly burnt and somewhat fruity-nutty. Sticky finish. This was odd, odd, odd. I really don't know how to characterize it. Many thanks to wunderbier for the trade!
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity smell, almost sickly sweet. A bitter flavor. it appears dark amber with a lasting tan head... very thin palate... makes you cringe... astringent, rotten fruit.. smells of eggs.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Shag for this one...I thought this was a great beer. Lots of chocolate in the aroma as well as the flavor...Also some nuttiness present, especially in the second pour when more of the yeast was present. An excellent Dubbel.
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.