DavidYoung (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from tesco] cherry colour with medium head. caramelised banana, slight hint of pear. medium to well bodied. slightly acidic with a slightly bitter finish.
Stew41 (1771) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost cola like with a nicely formed thin head. Meaty, malty nose with some candied sugars. Fairly similar to taste but again intensity errs on the side of caution and finishes a touch weak. Quite fizzy to my palate. (e3.0 @ Café Arendnest)
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Nutty cereal aroma. A good head. Hint of chocolate. Medium to the palate with average to lively carbonation. Fairly complex. A fairly decent brew.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, cloudy, reddish/brown with a nice tan head. Strong yeast and dark fruit aromas. Upfront yeast and fruit flavors, slight spice, with nice slight hop bitterness on the finish. Palate is medium, well balanced, creamy, and crisp.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
high alcohol content, but that’s to bwe expected with these types of beers. The alcohol didn’t overwhelm, and the pour was as smooth as the flavor. Although I liked the quad more, this one is a great beer in its own right. I recommend you try this one, but make sure you grab a quad to complare.
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red with amber hints, nice head fades slowly, bordering on creamy. Aroma is of fresh baked bread. Flavor is also of freshly baked, dark bread, with some faint, undefined dark fruit undertones. Maybe cherries? The sheer depth of the flavor is nice, perhaps not the most complex, but clearly rich and satisfying. I liked this considerably more than the tripel, as I think the bread flavors hang better with a dubbel than a tripel. Good stuff.
tomthompson89 (1921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
love these beers , dark almost mahogany colour, choc malt on the nose, sweet, lotsa alcoho; on backbone but still balanced. great beer
DerWeg (1533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 Cloudy medium dark brown hue under a light fizzy cap. Aroma of lightly honeyed malts leads into like flavor - flavor augmented with some deep fruity tones and a pleasant crisp foretongue carbonation and subdued hint of lingering hop bitterness. Full and rich, like something between chocolate and ripe fruit. A solid 14 overall. ** slight addnote ** further sampling, surprisingly solid body, a wonderful note of apple amidst the rich malts and fig/raisin flavors. Kind of dopplebok like in the wet hay / honey character. nice beer! I’m partial to this brewer’s products.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish red with a creamy, albeit low, tan head. Malty aroma with chocolaty orange and some chilly freshness which might be hops or perhaps the winter cold messing with my nose. Mayybe also a hint of alcoholic spicyness...
Although the alcohol doesn’t really shout at you it doesn’t feel very well masked. Not what I usually expect from an abbey that isn’t stronger than this.
Feels fairly thin but roughly sweet, malty chocolate that has a bitter aftertaste is the main thing. Not sure about the hops but they do show, I think.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown beer that pours with a bit of a disappoint head for a trappist beer. aroma is sweet and malty. flavor is sweet, needs more hops, and slightly spicy from the yeast. good palate. dissappointing for a trappist beer.