TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle, a deep reddish brown, lots of carbonation and a slightly off-white thin head. The aroma is yeasty, with plenty of fruit (sweet oranges) and some peppery spice. Very carbonated mouthfeel, yeast again strong in the flavour (and honey), but with a syrupy smoothness than sticks to the tongue.
thornecb (4819) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10:58 K23K1. Konings hoeven label. Pours dark mahogany into a trappist glass. Conglomerate head quickly recedes to the rim. Medicinal fig notes. Full bread, date and fig flavors with a quick, but warming finish.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolat, caramel malt, spices, plum, smoke. Spicy, caramel and malty flavour, mouthfilling malty with a long finish
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. No best before date. Deep copper tinted brown beer with a thin tan head. Some yeasty chunks because I wasn’t paying attention during the pour. Sweet plummy aroma, brown sugar, brown bread, warm baking spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). A peachy fruitiness as well. Smells like peach cobbler. Sweet berry and a lightly yeasty aroma as well. Flavour matches the aroma pretty well, some toffee and caramelized fruit, plummy but not overdone. Really silky texture with flavours of kettle caramelization, rye toast. As it warms the flavours and aromas become even more intense. Sweet, but not sugary with loads of bready and fruity notes. Long warm baked fruit bread finish. Very enjoyable brew.
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost black brown with light brown head.Very fruity smell, pleasant to the nose. Sour at first with a tingly fruit finish.
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color, foamy thick head. sweet one with a nice bitter bit. some fruit fresh,...nice one.
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
red brown colour. At first I taste a lot of smoke then perhaps plums (fruit). In the end its filling and has a fine finish. Personally the plum & smoke combination is a bit too much for me! Defenetly not a trappist I would prefer if I had to pick from all 7 breweries!
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - APR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light crimson brown and has a soft thin mocha colored head. Aroma is is a bit acidic...not much else...even as it warmed. Slight bits of yeast and fruit...kind of a miss if you ask me. Flavor is much fuller than the aroma. Dry malt, candy sugar, roastiness, and pepper. Very sweet. Mouthfeel is sufficiently thick.
shrubber85 (8992) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Strong plum, molasses aroma. Orange/reddish brown cloudy color with small head. Moderately sweet molasses malt flavor - lightly smokey. Smooth finish - just the lightest hint of bitterness. Nice smooth dubbel.
chicagobears (434) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown red with some spices and yeast floating about. Well carbonated. Sweet malty smell of dark fruits. Good bite for a dubbel. Malt and spice combination. Not sure of what variety but its nice. Mildy sticky. Not overly complex band certainly not plain.