tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 08-Oct-03: Rigor Mortis double Biere d'Abbaye #20 (7.5%) April 2002 Bottle-conditioned. Fruity sweet malty aroma. Dark brown with red tones. Finger of tan head that recedes quickly with very good lacing. Malty, candy-sugar sweet flavour with some nuttiness and a slight earthiness in the finish with final alcohol on the tongue. Smooth mouthfeel. This is a dangerously easy-drinking beer.
21-Sep-03: 5-3-7-5-16-3.6 Big aroma - malty with something funky in there... Definitely odd although not necessarily bad. Beautiful deep brown colour with a finger of head of tight small dense bubbles. Some lacing. Good malt flavour roasted malts initially apparent rounded out by asweet caramel flavour with a touch of alcohol warming in the finish. Mouthfeel of this beer is absolutely fantastic. It just slides easily across the palate and eases down the throat. A pleasure to drink. Definitely a beer I would have again (and again) but there's something about that aroma I'm not quite sure about... On tap.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown colour, nice beige head, shy sweet aroma of chocolate and red berries. Big malty flavor, roastiness upfront, pretty sweet, some bitter chocolate, a touch of alcohol and an illusion of smoke in the finish.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber in color with a nice tan head.Small fine bubbles.Aroma is malty,yeast/bready with a touch of fruit esters.A much different approach than most doubles but I enjoyed it.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Substantial tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, berries, chocolate, & band-aid. Full bodied. Flavour is quite malty (caramel) w/ a yeasty, fruity quality. Alcohol comes through quite strongly in the finish.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in colour. Aroma of caramel, malt, chocolate and yeast. Flavour of dark chocolate, meadium bitterness, berries, yeast. Finishes with a lingering medium bitterness. As Martin said, this is slightly cloying.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2004 Caramel malt with sweet berries…Flemish Sour undertones, but not enough to be a real oud bruin...Cloying for a dubbel(?!)…