mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. average to small tan head (mostly dissapated) into dark brown body. Aromas of brown sugar, ripe dark fruit, goes along with the brown sugar but there is a tootie rollness in there. light body with watery texture, but duration lasted longer than expected. not bad dubbel.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 bottle poured into Grimbergen glass in Paris. Darker orange and gold colour with a medium head that quickly disappears. Nice sweetness in the taste. Good, but not great dubbel.
Arayaga2 (1945) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appley amber color with quickly fading white head. Tart aroma with a bit of caramel, apples, spices, and a hint of booze. Taste is same, but weakly so, and only minimally carbonated. $3/11.2oz
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was at a party last night, which partly turned into a Dubbel style tasting with a mixed case of great beer, including this one. As I was given a goblet and a 3 oz pour, I had to pay attention, and this one was poured after the hop laden Allagash Dubbel.
I liked the semi-sweet malty taste that came from the dark orange and brown ale that I was grasping for some keyword to exploit in its name. The best I could do was simply say it was "lazy" and slightly sour.
I wold love to find this on tap to reveal it’s malty nature.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark black/red with a good amount of head that goes along with a somewhat milky mouthfeel. Aroma and taste is of mocha and caramel, bittersweet but not extreme to either end.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Winking Lizard Cleveland. dark ruby, beautiful lacing, tastes like cherry sherry, disappointing soapy finish.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark ruby that is clear with a big creme head that falls fairly quickly but leaves a LOT of lacing on the way down. Musty yeast on the nose that seems to have a dusty tone to it. Metallic tone to the flavor overall with a touch of sugar and a tang on the middle. Feel is low on carbonation and seems to border on watery. Drinkable, yes. A good dubbel, but it didn’t exactly blow my socks off.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice plum and raisin smell. Light brown to deep amber color. Great dried fruit flavor...sweet...but strong malt backbone. A little thin, but holds the flavor well enough. Not my favorite style, but good nonetheless.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a massive white head which takes some time to go. Dark brown colour, lovely aroma with some sweetness, quite smooth. Good example of a Dubbel.
mansquito (4456) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really dark ruby body with a a reddish white head. Leaves nice lacing. Light aroma as far as I could tell. But when you open the bottle you get a fat whiff of meat to the nose. I found it to have a slightly metallic taste at the front and at the aftertaste. A bunch of sweetness. The finish is the best part with a beautiful honey taste. Molasses present as well. Really, really smooth. Wonderfully drinkable. A real pleasant surprise and I think it is one of my favorite dubbels, just because it is so different from every other one I tried.