TBone (15519) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BBE 03/2007)
Beautiful portwine ruby (after adding all extra yeast, almost brown), big brown fluffy head, lace. Aroma has plums, hops, alcohol and hints of rye bread mixed with sugar. Medium-bodied. Tasty, nutty palate. Figs and plums. In the middle alcohol carries a bit harder and metallic flavor, finishing to oaky notes. Dry aftertaste. Excellent dubbel.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jacob Lövenlunds place. Brown colour with a big baige head. Light malty fruity aroma and a strong fruity nutty taste. Medium to full body and a sweet finish.
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Brasserie Bon-Secours. Great brown beer with good beige head. Nutty aroma with nice touch of burned malts, crust af sweet bread, chessnuts, and caramel. Old fassioned brown-beer taste. Full smoothness and light burned bitterness; nice afthertaste also.
Hansen (8206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, medium head. Fine malty aroma, perhaps a little laqurice?. Malty flavor. Alcohol not very present.
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I sampled all three Bon Secours beers over te Christmas holiday, and they all impressed me greatly. This one pours dark brown with a malt, toffee, fruity, aroma. Malty, extremely fruity taste, with a firm palate. Tons of fruit, and silky smooth. Get ya some.
st23jt26 (17) - Charlesbourg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune très foncée avec quelques reflets rouquins. Mousse crème moyenne soutenue. Nez très intense de petits fruits, la cerise et le raisin en particulier. Les arômes de la prûne et des levures sont également perceptibles. Le palais est plutôt crémeux et laisse bien sentir le gaz carbonique qu’elle contient. Au goût, elle est sucrée et sûre avec un touche alcoolisée en fin de bouche. Il s’agit d’une excellente double.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) The nice bottle opened with a very loud pop! Almost opaque, very dark brown color with a medium, foamy and lacy head. Very malty and caramel-syrupy aroma with dried fruit and some alcohol. Slightly sour, also sweetish flavor with lots of malt, raisins, fruit and dark bread. Medium-bodied, slightly alcoholic, foamy-carbonated palate. Easy to drink and not very sugary, thanks to the sourness. Not very full-bodied or complex, but a quite nice and drinkable dubbel overall. Clearly more alcoholic than Rochefortoise brune, despite the lower ABV.
JonMoore (2058) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with slim tan head. Aroma has spices, caramel, dark fruits and a bit of yeast. Well balanced sweet and sour taste with malts and caramel dominating. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Good.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large head which settles nicely. Big carbonation that keeps a nice head for the duration of the drink. Nice rich, fruity aroma of blackberry brandy and grapes. Bit of spices/herbs (weeds) in there also. Color is a dark mahagony red. Flavor is fruity with more blackberries and plums. Medium body with a decent amount of malts. Bit of alcohol in there also. Warming as is goes down. Slightly tart finish with the alcohol coming on strong. A very good dubbel!
leaparsons (9497) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with an off-white thick head of foam. Aromas are caramel, fruiit and lots of spices, quite herbal. Flavours are sweet malts with lots of herbal and spice to the fore. There are even hints of Coca Cola in there (which for once isn’t a bad thing). Perhaps this, too, has that secret ingredient. An interesting beer.