aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was medium ruby brown. The head was creamy, light biege, and laced. The aroma was dark fruit , sweet malt, and chocolate. The flavor was sweet malt, a kind of rootbeer taste, and some hops. The palate was lively. The finish was warm but not as long-lasting as i would have liked.
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 330ml bottle (5:3:6:2:11=2.7)
Rich brown, quickly dissipating head.Slightly metallic bitter aroma, but also sweet and fruity. Lively in the mouth. Nice aspect of the taste include a raisiny sweetness and both richly roasted ans sweet notes of malt, but alas that’s overshadowed by a thinness, too harsh alcohol, sickly sweetness, and something quite metallic. Falls far short of the better dubbels.
Rerate: Tap (Hovipoikka, Tampere) (4:3:4:2:8=2.1)
Eww, sour aroma. Watery palate, positively thin, almost fizzy too. Unpleasant messy roasted malt taste. Only positive is that the alcohol’s hidden. However, I’d not even think about drinking enough of this to get drunk, as it’s so unpleasant.
Unwanted rerate: Tap (Belmontas, Vilnius)) (7:4:5+:3+:11+=3.0+++)
Super sweet raisiny berry aroma, fruitcakey, hedonistically very nice, if a bit bizarre in its caricature. Tastes like a typical boring belgian brune - bready sweet, a bit yeasty, yet also cleanish. Reminds me of a softer sweeter version of the tongerlo I used to have in the Daily News at 7am. Before food, this was quite full. After food, it seems weak.
EHSRanders (1987) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma with notes of chocolate. Sweet spicy flavor. Oily palate.
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper brown color. Some raisin and yeast in the aroma. Red fruit flavors and nice malt. Would look for a little more sweetness but this one is ok.
Hamirubi (541) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. A strong Belgian beer, but not that strong. So easy to drink. Good looking, though.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a thick and substantial off-white head. Sweet plum and brown sugar nose with a touch of spice almost as an afterthought. Medium body and fine carbonation. Sweet taste, of raisins marinated in alcohol. I’m not tuning in to the chocolate. Dry spicy finish.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ruby brown color pours clean with an off-white head. not a particularly good looking one at that. nose is quite tart and fruity, almost sour even. slightly grapey, with raspberry tones. clean and fruity with a solid caramel middle. carbonation is a bit prickly. a good starter belgian, not very complex or exciting.
Beerman6686 (6113) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didnt think too much of this beer. It was kind of dark for what i would have expected. Not one of my favorites
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good but not great... I had the Bruno in Belgium a few years ago and it was way better. Still, decent dubbel.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Eulogy. What better place to have a belgian, but in a Belgian bar. Pours a dark brown in color with a cloudy white head. The aromas are amazing with a mix of fruit, chocolate, and hop. On tasting, the flavors go through many levels from fruity maltiness to a sweet chocolate, finishing with a warm brandy-like note. The mouthfeel is creamy and full. An amazing Dubbel.