bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a brownish color with a small creamy head. Has a complex flavor of raisins, plums, and nuts.
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this more every time I dring it. Head was small but laced really well, kind of plum and caramel and fruitcake flavor, all in a good way. Less yeasty than some of the Belgians I've had, but a very very good dubbel.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep copper color, long lasting small creamy head. Excellent aroma of raisins and port, with a fresh loamy smell on the finish. Flavor also centers on raisins, prunes, dried apricots, with a bit more bitterness on the finish than I expected. Well made beer. Thanks acrodizer!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large thanks to Indra for the trade a few months ago, You Rock!
Pours a smoky mahogany body beneath a blossoming creamy tan head, amazing sheets of lacing. Aroma of ripe berries: raspberries, both black and blueberries, thick with caramel malt… The flavor is leathery, musty saddlebags, plums, a smoky cedar & tobacco presents of a walk in cigar humidor…. A spicy peppery attendance, yeasty, a bit nutty, amazingly complex and delicious…finishes both tart and dry, Nice!
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It looks really thin, with a light amber color. Not much of an aroma, after pouring the beer I wasn't really expecting much, just based on the appearance and the nose. But, I was pleasantly surprised, the palate of this brew seems far darker and thicker than I thought it should, judging by the way it looks in the glass. Complicated flavor, full of sweet syrupy notes, with hints of spices and fruit. Definatly worth a try.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I've been waiting forever to try this. Like Chimay Grand but less fruit and more dark, pillow-soft bread. God, this is good. Deep, dark, opague walnut brown. Soupy, creamy, and finishes like velvet. I lament as I finish knowing it'll be a long time before I see any more of this terrific beer.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a nice, lasting head. Sweet, slightly fruity nose. Biscuity, yeasty, some hints of dark fruits, but not as complex as I had expected. Alcohol was nicely masked and there was a pleasant bitterness at the finish.
jaymobrown (1830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color, with a sweet nose. Some good yeast, dough flavors. Mild hops in the end. Fairly good. Mostly sweet flavors. Medium finish.
heemer77 (5288) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smelled strongly of yeast. The head was small. Had a good hoppy flavor and very strong tastes.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a small greyish head. The aroma was full of candy, bubblegum, and yeast. The flavor was very sweet, bubblegum, fruity, yeasty. Crisp, lively feel.