mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep dark hazy brown, foamy off white head. aroma of raisin, yeast, caramel and alcohol. flavour is malty and a litle spicy. some tart raisin notes and a boozy finish. nice.
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet ale with noticeable alcohol notes. Woody, light bitterness, sweet medium bodied dubbel. Drinkable.
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a cloudy dark reddish brown with a thick, light tan head. nice fruity aroma. smooth spicy flavor with a slight malt taste. consistant taste throughout,
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 (13594) - 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 (6145) - 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.