AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown, light tan head. Slight holiday spice, cookie, caramel malts in aroma and flavor. Somewhat flat, too much so even for this style. Still a good beer though; very sweet aftertaste that reminds me of stealing cookie dough from the fridge when I was young.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brew. Very malty, hoppy aroma and taste. Chocolate taste with a nice palate.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/red body with a large tan head. Fruity chocolate caramel in the aroma. Flavor of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Medium body with a smooth almost creamy palate.
Lunkie (1753) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong malt hop aroma. Brown slight red colour with thick foamy head and great lacing. Malt flavour with hops. Fizzy palate.
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 (4420) - 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 (2062) - 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 (25063) - 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 (3251) - 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 (678) - 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.