OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Labeled Konings Hoeven Dubbel - Pours dark brown with a fair offwhite head that stays well and laces. Aromas of chocolate, raisin, roasted malts, yeast. Flavor is chocolate, raisin, lots of yeast, some roasted notes, a little candi sugar. Palate is soft and well carbonated. Not bad.. Cool thing is this one was $1.25 at the Andersons because they couldn’t figure out the price..
POD (198) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany red pour with ample head. Rich strong sweet brew that will make your liver quiver if consumed too quickly. Fine Dubbel. Very drinkable.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very murky redish-brown body, many particles and a tan head that is as short lived as my new year’s resolutions. A simple but effective mix of sweet liquorice candy, caramel and earthy berries. Far behind these main flavours I get some floral nectar, some figs and some medicine (cough syrup). Limited hops presence, to say the least. Soft carbonation. Doesn’t feel special or unique but still highly drinkable.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Sweet, smooth, thick and brown. A little bit too much fruitiness (banana, melon) on the nose and taste, otherwise very good and highly enjoyable. Good smooth carbonation and mouth feel. I remember the tap version having a bit more fruitiness than the 0.33l bottle I had.
gnoff (8118) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(30 cl bottle from a friend from Holland) Clear red brown color, huge tan head. Sweet, raissin and cheeze, alcohol scent. Sweet sugary alcohol taste, candy sweet aftertaste. Low bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish-brown with a fair amount of yeast particles. Heavy sugar, apple aroma. Taste is very bready with some fruit. Aftertaste leaves something to be desired. Not bad, but could be better considering its a Trappist.
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 (1790) - 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.