daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark copper colour, light fizzy white head. The nose is raisiney and alcoholic with hints of brown sugar and a light spiciness. The body is spritzy hinting of light fruit. Some yeast and a quick alcohol bite. Lightly sweet.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent burgandy/amber, disappearing small near white head. Powerful astringent alcohol aromas (scotch, vodka) conceal most everything else. Hints of chocolate, caramel, malt, champagne grapes. Flavots of malt, milk chocolate, nutiness, overcome quickly by alcohol finish.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Pours dark amber with light head. transparent. Smells of alcohol and chocolate. Malty taste, first sip very fizzy and carbonated. The following sips were more smooth and less fragrant as the glass finished
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown color with a thick tan head. Sweet aroma of malt and dark fruit. Flavor starts off mildly sweet but finishes dry. Nice malty character with some caramel and fruit. Solid.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown color with nice tan head. Flavors of malt and caramel and pleasantly dry with a nice aftertaste.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, thick, lasting head, gives you a moustache! Aroma is very weak, somewhat fruity. Color is nice reddish brown, slightly murky. Taste is dry with nice aftertaste. Nothing special, but I would drink again.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy ruby brown color, tan dense foamy head that looks like the center of a crunchie bar. aroma is toffee/raisin/alcohol. watery/creamy mouthfeel. sweet malty flavor. raisin, bready flavor too. acidic alcohol finish, slightly whiskey-like
Lubiere (12402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey brown ale with a thick bubbly caramel white head. Malty and fruity aroma with some yeast. Sweet rich malt with notes of coriander and licorice, dryish finish, but overall very pleasant dubbel with a medium body. Metallic hops drop quickly but is retained for some time in finish.
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like prunes & I hate prunes. I won’t hold that against the beer though. Tastes sour& dry to me. Not as dark as I expected from a Belgian Dubbel but has plenty of malt, that’s for sure. Not real crazy about the flavor in this one. Glad it only cost $3.99 for a 750ml b/c I poured it out.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured an eartyhy brown color with an instantaneously collapsing, unimpressive white head. The aroma is malty sweet with scents of dried, dark fruits and hints of chocolate. Light bodied, the taste is of sweet malts, sweet-sour fruit, and alcohol. This is a nice seasonal warmer, but nothing special.