aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very earthy and wet hay nose. clean but little complexity. some sweet caramel malt hint with a candy sugar profile. A little bit of malt bitterness on the finish with a toffe sweetness and some grass.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber beer with reddish glow and with beige creamy head. Fine sweet aroma’s of malts, caramel, dried raisins, nuts, nougat, and some herbal hints. Taste is malty and sweet. It has some milk-chocolate accents, again dried raisins, some smooth caramel, dry leafs from a forrest, Lait-Russe with sugar, tropical wood (cedar) and a bitter touch of herbs and hops.
DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Criterion, Leicester (during RB crawl). Red/brown with a creamy head. Sweet and gentle up till the end, when some strength is noticeable. Cereal flavour - some bran. Not the tastiest Dubbel, but reasonably smooth (perhaps like Magnum PI).
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - Criterion - Leicester (RB Leicester Crawl). A brown coloured beer with a large off-white head. The aroma has candy sugars and also seems ’gritty’. The taste is full of good flavours with brown fruits (raisins, sultanas etc.) and malty alcohol together with candy sugars. A tasty beer.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought in Belgium. The last of the range I’ve tried, this is sweet chocolate, malty and a slight bitter finish. It’s OK.
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Black body. Creamy, brownish head, moslty lasting. Good lace. Very malty aroma (molasses). Moderately sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red colored with big lasting beige head. Yeasty, sweet banana aroma with notes of pepper and alcohol. Very sweetly fruity and peppery flavored, spicy and yeasty aftertaste last long. Alcohol is covered totally in flavor, with decent full body mouthfeel is nice. Ending is dry made by hops and pepper.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Ostend Beer Festival 2004 in Oostende, Belgium.
Aromas from the sea; salt and plant life, along with dark fruits, mainly grapes and plums.
Light-bodied, which effects the beer a lot. Spicyness, pepper and ginger and others; plums and cloves.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Reddish brown body with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and fruity with a cocoa hint and light spices. Taste is dark fruits (figs?), cocoa, dark malts, light spice and a hint of tobacco. Body is full and lively. Finsihes with more dark fruits and cocoa along with spice and hint of alcohol. Good beer!
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red ruby, almost cherry color. Huge brown head, lots of lace. Roasted aroma with hints of some herbal tones. Medium to full-bodied, crisp, fruity and malty. Alcohol kicks in the start and gives very sharp mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. A bit out of balance abbey dubbel.