haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick tan head after a nice dark brown pour. Mild aroma. Some hops, roasted coffee possibly, and some caramel. Deep complex flavor. Some spice as well. Overall not bad.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick huge dirt nose. A bit of honey, and sugar taste. Mild hops in the end. Good lacing and appearance. Decent and well done if not spectacular.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned Ale. Dark brown beer with tanny thick head. A caramely, toffee, spicy beer, vinous and thick, heady with alcohol. Light hoppy finish, but a little too sweet.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet caramely aroma with a hint of spice. significant rocky head. tastes like roasted caramel, grapes.... finish with a dry oaky bitterness. a pleasing beverage.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown with a rocky white head. Not much in the aroma, only some hops. Vegetable spice in the flavor. Medium bodied. Kind of thin. Good but not complex.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy ruby brown color, creamy tan head. Malty aroma along with some nuts and caramel. Earthy malt flavor with a few hops. Dry finish. A tad thin. Enjoyable though.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful deep amber color; creamy generous head. Very nice aroma: malt, a roasted malt note, light spices. Quite dry taste, with an evident liquorice note and some roasted malt. Not round enough, not mature.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby brown hue. Whitish head. Chocolate covered fruit and nut nose. Burnt sweet dark fruit, toffee, caramel, raison, cocoa,woody, medium bodied finishing with faint earthy hops. Not too shabby. I had this one sitting on a shelf for a year before I got to it, darn.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice complexity, strong flavour - not really what I expected from an abbey dubbel, but a fine specimen of a belgian ale. This is another reason why these are one of my favourite styles.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly good. I really like the yeast. The malts were very good. Hops provided good balance.