Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark brown coffeish appearance with a handsome, creamy head. Very dry notes of roasted malt and - again - coffee. Pronounced bitterness and a touch of acid. 240599
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mohagany body is clear except for a few stray rafts of yeast. Small, frothy cream-colored head. Pungent aroma of figs, dark candy sugar, red wine, prunes, and a note of leather. Flavor comes across like a sweet liqueur with lots of fig and molasses. Lingering flavor of dark fruit skins which seems to contribute some bitterness. Medium full, sweet palate with chewy texture. A good dubbel.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle poured a dark amber-brown beverage with a medium sized, creamy, beige head. The head didnít last very long and didnít leave any lacing. Unfortunately, I didnít know this was bottle conditioned and allowed sediment to get into my glass clouding things up. There was plentiful rich sweet fruity aroma with a slight spicy alcohol aroma. It had a medium body with a smooth texture and light carbonation. The flavor started off with rich malt, dried fruit flavors and a slight hint of clove. The finish was long and warm with a slight hint of pepper.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Rather darl brown, with only the preliminary sketch of a head. Smells like tobacco and tar. Petrol start then a plasticky, tepid veg, finishing on a sweet (oversweet) pastey wheat. Like a liquified plastic bag in fact. An uneven blend of none-too pleasant notes. I expect better from anything labelling itself a Dubbel. (original rating 25th July 2005). RE-RATED 23 May 2013. >> I must have been off my head when I scored this beer so low, way back in 2005. Tonight, I have supped a 500ml ceramic bottle of the stuff and I love it! I love Dubbels generally and this is a classic one - sweet, faint leather, molasses, feint heat from the alc. LOVE IT. REALLY REALLY GOOD>
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown coloured with a beige head.
Sweet spicy aroma with notes of fruits.
Sweet flavour of fruits especially bananas and spices with notes of tobacco and alcohol.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with thin tan head. Nose is faint floral and soapy notes. I see lots of "chocolate" ratings here. I donít taste any... just dark fruits (figs, dates, plum), apple, and yeasty spice. Rather thin, and water aftertaste. OK but not my favorite Dubbel.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a trappist beer (although Dutch). Deep brown Ale with caramel chocolate taste. Very smooth and strong. Not as strong as some of itís trappist brothers but in the vein definitely.
Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malt hop aroma. Dark brown colour with good head served in a very fancy glass! Smooth malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured real dark with some sweet aromas.flavors of dark fruit like figs and some hints of chocolate, not much but slight.This was warming going down.very delicious
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, bbe June 2001 (thus, 4 years over date). Deep chestnut brown, murky and turbid, large and quite stable creamy beige head. Apparently not much sediment. Aroma of caramel and brown candy sugar with a sharp (a bit worn) estery note and a hint of chocolate. Flavour is soft, smooth and mellow, with prevailing chocolate, light tart and very subtly bitter. The tooth of time can be felt in the slight oxidation. Creamy and rich palate in the beginning, finishing with a light kefir (fermented milk drink originating in the Caucasus)-like prickleness.