BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a good white head. Has that Belgian spciiness to it with hints of raisons. Slightly floral. Not overwhelming like some Belgians. I enjoyed it.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from 207th street warehouse,
poured a deep brown good sized head,
fruity aroma,body was a littile thin,Flavor’s kina yeasty and rasiny ehh ..it’ ok
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As the commercial description states this has a fruity/yeasty aroma. Initial flavor is raisins and herbs. Thinner body than I expected but quite nice.
drinksalot (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible. Smell fruity yet slightly smokey. Tastes of rasins and chocolate. One of the best beers I have ever had
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was fruity... kind of sweet and sour at the same time. Also a slight hint of chocolate. Appearance was wonderful... looked like dark muddy water. Flavor was of dirt, chocolate, fruit, and yeast. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Good beer.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew is all nose and mouthfeel...kind of like my girlfriend.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany color with foamy light tan head. Aroma of citrusy fruit and wine. Very dry...almost the dryness of Orval. Sharp citrus flavor that reminds me a whole lot of wine. Overall, definitely a delicious beer.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Re-rateSecond tastig on draft was much improved (Strange for a Belgian). There was a hint of blood in the taste, but in a good way. Almost as if it was fortified with minerals. (No i'm not a vampire). <P>
This is a pretty simple one - if you can get past the old (musty, sweaty) elements of the aroma - you have a wonderful beer. It pours beautifully, with a rich, dark head. The flavor is significantly "darker" than most dubbels, almost like a smoky Westmalle. The finish is creamy and a touch spicy.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown in color with good head. Aroma was intriguing. Fruit and malt in a curious way. Mouthfeel was smooth and pleasant. Flavor was full, sweet and tart, raisins. Not bad.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a puffy light tan head. Sweet caramel and Belgian yeasty aroma has a touch of earthy maltiness and light fruit. Starts with a sweet caramel toffee body and a fresh yeasty flavor hinting at tartness toward the finish. Full, smooth and tasty, a vice nice Abbey Dubbel that’s hides its alcohol well.