Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une bière brune avec une mousse blanche-dorée se dissipant très vite. Odeur de réglise et de mélasse, ce dernier ingrédient est ce qui caractérise cette bière amer avec une finition douce, prolongant son goût en bouche.-- A brown ale with a white-golden foam which is dissiping really fast. Smells like licorice or molasse, that last ingredient is what is personalizing this sour beer with a sweet touch, lasting its taste in the mouth.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Mondial. Dark, thick mahogany-molasses color with a lasting kiss of foam...brown sugar, cookie-yeastiness, and grapiness, too much in the final analysis, in the interesting but overdone nose...light, creamy, sparkly mouthfeel, caramel-apples and a hint of madeira, moderate yeastiness, touch of iron in the somewhat drier finish.
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near opaque, dark reddish brown, with a large beige head. Fresh, yeasty aroma with malt, brown sugar and caramel. Fruity taste with coriander, chocolate, roasted malts; sweet and slight sour finish. Quite highly carbonated with a foamy, medium mouthfeel.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) My version with red label and 7% ABV. "Heavenly"!, was the first word that came to mind while sipping this letting the flavours hit my palate. Evoking sentiments of chocolate and surprisingly even more licorice. A dark and full-bodied beer and a very classical Dubbel indeed. 200394
rederic (3050) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with reddish highlights, big tan-colored head, yeasty, fruity, chocolatey, roasted-caramelized malt and molasses aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with fruity flavors of dates,raisins, chocolate, molasses, touch of acidity and caramelized malt in a very sweet finish.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark dried fruits, yeasty aroma. koriander, plums, sweet, bit of coffee taste. mf is medium/full. finish is sourrish and sweet. not so many bitter notes in here. nice beverage.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma had dark fermented fruit, a candy sweetness, plums, and a slight coriander note. The flavor had coriander, candy, plums/raisins, soury dark fermented fruit notes. The beer poured a brownish red color w/ slight head and thin lasting lacing. The mouthfeel was medium to full body, creamy w/ a slight tartness.
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dense and medium long-lasting foam. Dark brown color and much dense one. Medium and perceivable scent; to read notes of malt, caramel and bitter chocolate. Modest finish, discreet persistence.
MiP (13725) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown sugar and fresh orange aroma. Very dark brown colour, unstable head. A bit watery. Earth/mold flavour with a hint of paint/thinner, perhaps some plastic. (Not that terrible, though).
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark amber brown topped by a medium thick to thick head with lots of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with dark fruit notes, some caramel and some brown sugar. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch warming.