shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark ruby red, rocky head, excellent lacing. In the nose: caramel, raisin. Only in the Magical Kingdom of Belgium could descriptions like "wet surgical bandage" and "cobweb" mean a tasty beer. Combined with lots of candied sugar and enough bitterness (or perhaps astringency). Short finish. Not hugely complex, but enjoyable.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(on bottle) Mus´t be one of the first belgians I ever had and trying it again was semi-OK. Lots of brew has gone down since the first, so this comes out just like it is; macro, but stabil. Low in it´s sents and flavours, it´s a tricky one; could result in a major hangover. But then again, only fools drinks that much belgian.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Dark brown colour with creamy tanned head, slowly lacing. Smoky & fruity aroma. Roasted sweety malty taste with hoppy complex finish. Alcohol is present but absolutely not disturbing. A well made Dubbel.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like chocolate, great looking brown beer. Chocolate from start to finish but not too overpowering. Excellent. The slightly dry head is only downside.
Choos (563) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: malt with a small hint of raisins. Appearance: dark brown and clear with a light tan head that lasts. Flavour: malty, mocha/chocolate and something almost chicory like. Palate: thin to medium and well carbonated.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Passage Cafe, Brugge, Belgium. Dark amber w/ light tan head. Small bubbles. Aroma is of caramel, dark malts. Not a strong aroma at all though. Hops apparent in initial tastes. Bitter and floral as well. They give way to nice caramal malt tastes. Also notice some date-like sweetness. Body is smooth w/ moderate cloying. Delicious.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
it taste like honey a litle bit, a good beer but i will not take 3 of those
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful Beer… The best beer I have had in the western hemisphere. Dark honey and fruit flavor, dark rich chocolate color, thick white head, with medium lacing. Extremely pleasant mouth feel and aroma. Worth every penny!!!
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on tap at lucky baldwins)Drank during 6th annual Belgium Beer festival. Pours a deep brown with a nice frothy head. Aroma has chocolaty notes. Nice and sweet, hints of cream and chocolate. Really drinkable. I love the richness of this beer. It seems that im more alone on how much i like this beer but none the less, it is one f my new favorites. Taste great on tap. Its unfortunate that the festival ends on sunday. I would sure love to has this beer on tap more often.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The weak link in Leffe’s regular line-up. The alcohol is poorly integrated and intrusive, which seems to me a general weakness across the range (with the exception of the Blonde and the Vieille Cuvee). Poured the colour of mudcake with a moderate beige head. The nose is dominated by alcohol but with hints of chocolate and strong tea. The palate is full and creamy. Some raisiny fruit in the middle but the dominant flavour is pure alcohol. I come back to this every few years and I’m always disappointed. (Bottle)