Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, cloudy colored. Nice beige lasting head. Mild yeast, spices and some vinous tones in aroma. Flavor starts with sweetly safty, vinous tones, ends with yeasty and mildly carbonated mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Mild alcohol and some dryness come up in the end.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you Dortmunder - great goodie. Average rocky off-white diminishing head. Sparkling dark red. Light sweet nose like maple syrup. Mustard and pepper taste, yeast and raisons. Fruity undertones - blackberries I would say. Fizzy carbonation.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pretty good, for #500. poured a opaque brown color with a tan head, whihc never seemed to fade away. Sevaral malt notes on the aroma. Some sweet malt taste intially, mixed with wheat like malts. with a warm alcohol finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1225) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber hue large pillowy beige head.. alcoholic aroma dry musty aroma oily palate.. sweet mute flavour light hop bitters....
lamas (1526) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 Bottle. Best before date: 03/06/05. Pours a hazy brown with SUPER-thick fluffy tan head. Lots of effervescence. Aroma is malty, woody, fruity and yeasty. There is even a hint of chocolate present toward the bottom of the glass. Taste is at first a little overwhelmed by the high level of carbonation. Very balanced and full. Malty and tangy with a touch of chocolate and roastiness at the end. Excellent.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted fruity aroma and texture, malted sweetness and bitterness balanced. In a blind taste test I would have guessed a holiday ale.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid brown in color with a super rocky head. Slightly spicy aroma with yeast and raisen. A bit tart in flavor with some chocolate and toasted malt.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible head, huge, frothy, lasting. Darkbrown beer. Malty brew, raisins all over the place. Aftertaste develops into a very nice sourness. Excellent brew.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle: Nice off white fluffy head melts back into a dark ruby colour. Rich malty taste. Well roasted with hints of raisins, and dark chocolate. Aroma is of the same. alhochol is well hidden. This is definately a well rounded abbey dubbel. I didn’t taste much sourness nor bitterness. I bought this as a single and might go in for the entire 4-pack.
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle was a gusher. Huge off white head all over the place. Very thick and lasting. Aromas are soft mild woody notes, yeast, with some of that Belgian spice and complexity.Flavors are similar with a little more alcohol taste and more of that warming Belgian flavor. Soft and smoth feel. Slight bitter aftertaste. Quite nice.