Nuffield (3547) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gorgeous appearance, dark color with a hint of red at the edges, dense white/light caramel head, slowly dissipating. Makes gestures toward the best Belgian beers, but without the complexity or ambition. Aroma is not intense, and the beer itself is surprisingly somewhat watery. Hints of banana, yeasty, hints of some spice. Gentle bitterness become more pronounced as it warmed. Though not perfect, there is no real reason not to enjoy this beer. (on tap, Abbaye, nr. Smithfield Central Markets, London)
boto (1762) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fine dubbel from Belgium. Nice dark color, and lots of flavor. It’s hard to stay with any one beer here, since they are all so good!
schultz99 (2) - USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The ales in Belgium all seem to be good, and this is no exception. Heavy, and very flavorful.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
excellent aroma with nice lace, dark semi clear color, large full taste with great hoppy finish
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells like bananacandy and a hint of yeast,lays very heavy in the mouth good hop taste,sweet and strong would be a great winteer warmer
Nagash (201) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet with a complex flavor. Chocolate and caramely taste.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark beer that pours with a nice off-white head. This is one of the sweeter brunes. Too sweet for me. I prefer more of a coffee like bitterness and chocolate smoothness. This is merely OK.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer sure looks the part, reddish colour with lasting beige head, I sat there and looked (sipping ocassionally) at it for 2 hours before tipping the 2/3rds left down the drain. Sugar + yeast does not a beer make.
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great thick beer. Not ttoo hopsy, but very sweet and carmely (which I like). Aftertaste remains for quite a while, proving its distinct aroma. Suprisingly very little head.