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.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head with autolyzed yeast floaties.
Aroma is thick with yeasty esters, notes of apples, clove, bubble gum, and other smells befitting of a Belgian ale. Taste lightly sweet, and features all of the same fruitiness as the aroma with some added caramel and toffee notes mixed in.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lush carbonation. An enjoyable and high-quality Brune, but lacking that extra realm of intrigue.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper in color with a small off-white head. Spicy, warming flavor with a yeasty finish.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Pours the color of raisins with a wispy white head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin white film over the top. Very malty with hints of candied sugar and dark fruits. Pleasant bitter in the finish. Definitely serve at the recommended temps as it makes the vinous flavors explode.
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin spotty head, coffee coloured. Very thick lacing. Rustic malty nose with roast and chocolate notes; very likeable. More strong malts and roast in the palate but much more elegant than the nose suggests. Well balanced, easy to drink and almost dry stout like in style.