Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to ghawener. Drank it at polloís house. Pours dark amber, creamy head. Medium bodied, malty, bit sweet like cherries, dry finish.
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mine was the Dominus Double 0.7l bottle in Spain Madrid. Dark brown red with medium head. very good and complex. Sweet cherry and a bit sour. a hint of chocolate and many other things I canít name...
thomat (3182) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby with a creamy, off-white head. Cherry and nutty tones. Fruit, malt and caramel in the mouth. Medium to full body with a balanced finish.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost opaque dark red with a moderately thick head even after a gentle pour. However, the head quickly dissipates and has very little lacing. The aroma is sweet, with notes of caramel malt and dried fruit. Taste is similar with sweet caramel notes and flavors of dried cherries. Unfortunately, the alcohol doesnít seem to blend well with the other flavors and it leaves a decidedly alcoholic aftertaste. A good beer overall, but not a great dubbel.
malrubius (2489) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle in generic goblet. Dark reddish brown with lasting flat head and lace. Dark candy sugar, raisin, and bread aroma. Brown sugar, toasted caramel, and raisin sweetness, fruity, medium tobacco bitterness, lingering sweetness. Medium body and carbo. Pretty nice.
Miksu (5039) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle. Ruby color with fluffy fading head. Sweetish aroma with chocolate, licorice, caramel and hint of dark fruits. Sweetish toasty flavor with chocolate, licorice and caramel. Smooth beer with no depth.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had tried this before in a bottle and recall being underwhelmed, so thought Iíd try this from the crock !
Pours a dark brown with a tan head that completely vanished. Sweet, vaguely spicy aroma. Flavour more of the same with some fruit and nutiness present and a slightly bitter sweet finish. Lacking in any real character though, and again disappointed by this.
Not a good dubbel.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Koningshoeven is one of the Trappist Breweries, so you can be assured of a certain critical level of quality and respectability. It certainly brings that, as well as an intangible pleasantness and cerevisial happiness. Itís a quiet Trappist, but thatís a point in its favor as far as Iím concerned.
Served in its own goblet.
Caramelly brown -- quite pretty to look at.
Pleasantly sweet -- never cloying, just the right amount of sweetness for a Dubbel.
At 6.5% ABV, itís not so rigorous on the gullet, although Iíve never tried multiple servings in one go.
To sum it all up, a quote from the Missus: "Itís like a hug in a bottle."
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Le Bistro des Bieres Belge. The color is dark reddish with a dark beige head. The aroma and flavor are of sweet fruits and caramel added. It has a nice sour finish to it that makes it very pleasant.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark mohagany appearance with strong white head. flavor of some dark candy sugar but finishes with a grape-like winey characteristic. not gret depth, could benefit from more alcohol