DocLock (8948) - 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 (4707) - 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 (2052) - 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 (2482) - 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 (9256) - 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.
pineypower (2896) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Monk’s. Poured out a nice dark brown with a reddish hue. It had a medium sized head with slight carbonation. It had a very interesting sweet/ carmel aroma that carried over into the taste. It had slight bitterness on the finish. An excelent brew!!
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Ledig Erf Biermarkt 2004. (On tap) Aroma is of malt (chocolate/caramel), fruity and some spices. Hazy, brown coloured with a firm off-white, lasting head. Taste is quite malty (chocolate/caramel), sweet, some yeast and spices, some bitterness. Much fruit (berries). Quite good.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown body with a almoust white head. Nice taste of caramel and toffee.
Well bodied with a round taste. A beer that I enjoyed for a long time.
JorisPPattyn (8895) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick yellow-brown head, creamy, not stable; dark brown beer with beautiful reddish shine. Very powerful dark malt/caramel explosion on opening. Then more aromatic compounds; mainly dark chocolate and laurel (bay leaf). Liquorice, sweetish but with a herbal-bitter edge, some hops and of course brown and chocolate malts. Peppery finish, even peppery mouthfeel, getting a sourish edge; well bodied. Only in the aftertaste, the typical Caulier meaty yeast comes peeping. Nice brown, more than halfway decent.