Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 33cl bottle from SAQ. Poured a dark amber brown with a thick white head. Aroma is alcohol, cookies, caramel, raisins. Taste is malty, with notes of caramel, alcohol, pastry, raisins, some bitterness. Well balanced.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head that has good retention. The taste is of caramel and coffe malts there is also a distinct hop taste. There is a lot of carbonation present and the alcohol is well hidden.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with tan head. Sweet, floral hop aroma. Belgian hop & yeast flavor with an alcohol warmth present and a nutty maltiness with a caramel background. Finished with a nice hop lingering on the palate.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine dark Belgian that smells as good as it looks. Very balanced flavor with caramel sweetness and an alcohol presence. Smooth texture and nice finish. Definitely drink this in the proper container at the proper temperature for total enjoyment.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Ludwig’s Garten...
Appears a dark brown with a light red hue and a beige head that slowly fades out. Light scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of light caramel, cocoa, figs, raisins, with some doughy bread notes.
Taste is of the same aromas that seem to work well in unison.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a creamy, sugary raisin, and yeasty feel that cling to the palate.
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with large tan head and lots of thick lacing. The smell is dark fruit and alcohol maybe a little bit of plum. The taste is alcohol and roasted grains… surprisingly. Tastes of coffee and none of the fruitiness from the smell. Smooth creamy feel. A bit thin. Good taste. Interesting brew. I’ll try this one again the next time I get a chance.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark rosewood with dense cream head. Aroma is musty, and cheese-like. Flavor is plum and cheese. Interesting.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 51F Trappist Glass. Aroma of malts, dark and rich in aroma, very little hops presence, notes of yeast and peach like fruit smells, very warming smell. Appearance, is dark red, with a lgith brown fluffy long lasting head. Taste is lighter than expected, with sour notes to bitter notes, almost no sweetness is present, no sweet chocolate or delicious malty characters. Very light mouthfeel, with high carbonation, the finish appears off to me. Alcohol is not noticble which is good. An average belgian strong. The mouthfeel is to light nor is their very much complexity.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An nice beer, but within its class, nothing special. Poured with an ok head that quickly disappeared and left minimal lacing. Nice ruby brown color but the aroma was somewhat of alcohol and the flavor was slightly bitter with an alcohol-vinous touch. Advertised as a "dubbel," this was lacking the sweetness typical of many dubbels.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked bottle. Deep dark garnet color. Funky and musty. Notes of vanilla and prunes. Caramel and toast. Tasty and dry.