allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours dark and a bit foamy, with a rocky tan head. Fruity aroma and flavor. A bit of a metallic aftertatse, though I expect it was the age of the bottle rather than the brewer at fault.
fouras (1) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grimbergen Dubbel, a nice darkred color and a nice appearance.
The taste is a bit fruity - I can’t taste the chocolate, toffee taste like said in the description - but overall, this is a tasty beer.
tennisjoel (1154) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit is the dominating feature here. Belgian yeast and some toffee aroma as well. I don’t detect any chocolate, as stated in the description. Very smooth, which is understandable given the relatively lower ABV compared to a lot of other Belgians. Interesting and would order again; but wouldn’t pay the $5 in a bar. Finish is more of the banana/clove like a wheat.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got a friggin geyser out ot this little bottle. Be warned, open slowly. Clear, ruddy red with a thin, tight brown head. Spicy, yeasty heavy fruit aroma. Sweet and candy like with a distinct tangerine flavor. The retronasal effect is all alcohol. I don’t get any chocolate (like the commercial description states). Mellow bitterness and sweet caramel balance the alcohol.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a very dark amber with a thick reddish-white head that lasts and leaves leggy lacing on the (trappist) glass. Has a sweet alcohol aroma. Tastes incredibly smooth throughout, with a citrus kick, complimenting the very bubbly body and mouthfeel. Alcohol is very noticeable. Towards the end, the taste turns a slightly smokey yeast flavor that fades evenly, with no bitterness at all.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dar blackish color with red tinge. Tannish creamy head, dissipated on me. Mildly citrus with some malt. I can smell some balsamic vinegar as well. Tastes overly yeasty for this type. pretty good, but landslides behind Chimay for my money.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overflows out of the bottle, pours a dark brown with a big fluffy tan head. Fruity with yeasty funky aroma, light sourness - touch of vinegar and tomato juice? WTF? Flavour is fruity, sweet caramel and malt. Fruity tang that is just ever so slightly sour and tart. Could be mildly infected ( a check of some other ratings mention similar flavours) or maybe just yeasty Belgian funk. Average to medium palate, touch syrupy. (3+) Bottle courtesy of 1FastSTI.
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish dark brown with full light brown head. Bitter pungent smell. Sweet malty flavor very vs. the smell. Almost brown sugar tasting.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, averge off white head. Heavy sweet yeasty aroma, some malts as well. little alcoholic touch. Full body, smouth taste. Finish is dry malty. somewhat sweet alcoholic with a light bitter ending. Very enjoyable.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Pours brown with a decent sized head, nose is mostly yeasty and caramel malt, flavor is smooth, carbonated, its ok, nothing special decent body.