hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 A dark honey color with a large frothy off white head. A small amount of sediment floating. Aroma is malty and sweet with hints of fruit. Lively carbonation. A smooth lightly bitter finish
flemdawg (529) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wouldn't call it red, but a cloudy orangeish-redish color. Good head that quickly dissapaited. Aroma is interesting, and I had a hard time pin-pointing what it was, maybe some spices, and some vanilla. Flavor was complex and balanced. Good all the way though.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another high-class Abbey Dubbel beer. A beautifully creamy head and brownish body. Ummm
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Hazy amber-brown color, thick foamy head that eventually settles down. Yeasty aroma, lightly spiced taste. I expected a little more out of this, but it was still quite good.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick in the head, it eventually sinks down into a thin layer of rich whipped cream on top of a glowing dark amber pool. The aroma is difficult to find, just a hint of earthy vanilla. This beer has a very finely balanced roller coaster ride of spiceyness and sweetness that strikes you in waves. Big bitey nutmeg and cinnamon in the beginning, sweet doughy bread in the the middle, and a subdued acidic finish with a touch of hop bitternesss. Well executed, well balanced, well done. Be well.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark rusty brown with a voluptuous creamy head. Sweet caramel, bready, Belgian yeast aroma. Body has light carbonation, good malt balance, and a dry woody profile. Palate is silk spinkled with candi sugar. This beer is done well.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma.Head is thick with lacing all down the side of the glass.Flavors of plum,bannana and caramel are noticed. Nice yeasty finish. Another good chimay.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromatic sweetness, hops, and a whif of pine. Pours a very dark brown, cloudy, lacing is quite nice. Mouthfeel is enjoyable, complex and robust. A balanced beer; alcohol is well hidden, fruity flavours come through, hops are present but not overpowering. A quality beer. Love that stubby inspired bottle.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was amber/red with a small head. It was a medium body, malty, lightly hopped. This was a nice dessert beer.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromatic spicy nose with a hint of plum, sugar and caramel. In a glass the ale was a rich ruby brown color. The head was thick and light beige and left lacing all down the side. The taste was richly malty and fruity with a touch of sweetness. The relatively high alcohol content ( 7%) was well hidden. Over all a delicious ale.