Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Half Moon Tavern in Kennett Square, PA. Poured a dark reddish brown, with a nice white head. Aroma was sweet. Mouthfeel a bit thin. Brown sugar, nuts, and raisins on the tongue. However, this beer lacks complexity. It's rather boring. It really reminded me of a brown ale.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
excellent, dark brown and red. very sweet with raisin aroma. can taste the alcohol a bit, but very easy drinking, malty and syrupy.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 (Bottled, re-rate, was 6-5-7-4-15=3.7) Very beautiful dark, clear and deep red color (when light shining through) with a mostly diminishing, clearly tanned head. Sweetish, roasted-malty, slightly stuffy aroma with a hint of vanilla and maybe metal. Sweetish, roasted-malty, cardboardy and dull flavor with brown syrup. Sweet, oily and sticky finish. Medium-bodied, quite thin and foamy-carbonated, syrupy palate. Not nearly as good as I remembered it - or maybe it’s gone worse. Something between a roasty Belgian stout and an amber ale. A quite boring dubbel with all the character removed.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2004 A nice dark beer that has a slightly spicy aroma. I like this beer a lot, the local belgian beer cafes have it on tap and it fills the bill nicely there as a first or last beer. The raisin aftertaste makes for a nice relaxing beer. At home I guess I prefer the more complex Radiuse but a dark sweet beer will always have a friend in me.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Our final beer in the excellent La Fleur en Papier Dore bar in Brussels, following on from the De Neve Kriek (q.v.). Dark brown in colour (not surprisingly). Sweetness, malt and fruit in equal measure. Not really my favourite style, and bit cloying after a while, but OK. Bottled, September 2003.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(4 Jan 04) An almost black liqour but clear with a red hue when held up to the light. Large off-white head that lasts well and has a good lacing. It has a heavy toasted malt nose with notes of molasses and a slight iron edge. The malt is moderate in the body and tapers out quickly in the light bitter finish. This beer fills the mouth well and has a nice syrupy texture and soft bead.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kinda bland, biscuity, peachy, with loads of dust and a somewhat sticky finish.Great lacing, but overall, blah.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet malt and stonefruit aromas, brown/amber colouration with good body and head. spice, citrus, stonefruit, some alcohol and good lingering bitterness.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap: Brown with an off-white head. Stale sweet malt aroma, thin bodied, fruity taste that is tempered by cardboard. The most boring dubbel that I've had.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Belgian beer cafe. A good yeasty fruity aroma featuring plums to the fore. Sweet with plums again featuring. Body seemed slightly thin for the style but overall pretty good.