Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dude.... great aroma...unbelievable aroma....I expected a belgian...but I got something a little different. Way less carbonation than I would expect. Belgian yeast is there. Palate is almost like a porter with lots of chocolate. The aroma almost doesnt match the flavor besides the aftertaste, but still a great brew.
mrjaxson (281) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightfully balanced, but I had to stop with one. It was late and this was my liquid chocolate dessert. Found on tap two weeks ago at Landmark 1850 Inn in Milwaukee.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of the most incredible craft brews of its kind that I’ve ever imagined. Far too sweet (chocolaty, roasted nutty, malty) to drink more than one. Drank this in their garden at twilight...it was wonderful.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe: Another delicious stout by Bells. Yes, stout. I asked the barman twice if he was sure he had poured me the dubbel. Very dark and stouty but with the spice, yeast, and candi sugar that lends a bit of Belgianness. Rather like a weaker batch 7k.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2009 (Several bottles and on tap) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, raisins, caramel, and smoke. Flavor of smoke, candi sugar, coconut, dark fruits, and chocolate with a soft mouthfeel. Aged bottles tend to be better.
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at the Bell’s brewery, on tap. So wonderful. Rich flavor. Nice malt. Every week I check out the local selection at the grocery to see if it’s finally out in bottle.
unclemattie (4118) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this taster at the 2006 OBF, Portland. Belgium yeast aroma. with a mathing finish ceter back of tongue uniqueness or ugly. dark stout/porter colored (w/ b yeast?)
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque brown with nice foamy long lasting head. Rich porter aroma with just a hint of something spicy. Flavor is the same. Very good beer!! Hidden power. Had it on draft at the Bodega downtown La Crosse.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a full beige head. Earthy sweet malt and mild fruit aromas. Flavors of dark currants, raisin, mild pepper and hints of spice. Very much a dubbel. Some yeasty undertones and very mild esters make this one true to form.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Oregon Brewer’s Festival. Very dark brown with light brown head. Lots of yeast going on here. Good mix of roasted malts. Couldn’t pick up much aroma. Thick as hell. Very nice.