haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful appearance, essential dubbel looks. Aroma is fruity with hints of malt, raisins, nuts and candy. That raisin feel hits you on the tongue, with hops and yeast. Some sweet caramel also, very well masked, a fantastic dubbel.
JorisPPattyn (7974) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cave-aged 2001 version) Dark red beer; little white head. Enormous oxidation jumps out in the nose, 'biscuit', but way over the top as in the discards of pastry-making. Taste is completely madeirised - in 2 years? After the Hennepin, that clinches it: Ommegang beers are just too light to age gracefully. They just oxidate. Slick, medium bodied mouthfeel. One disappointment more from Ommegang. They ought to raise their price - AND their quality.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful light mahoany color with an off-white head. Sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, and yeast aroma. Very sweet flavors of plum, cherry, malt, and yeast. Very highly carbonated. Slightly dry finish.
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium-sized beige head. Has a complex flavor of raisins, yeast, caramel, toffee and a hint of chocolate.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Excellant looking cherry color brewskie. Sweet sugary nose...maybe molasses. Crazy flavor combinations going on here. I taste toffee, chocolate, carmel, and abit of vanilla. I dig this sweet juice.
DYCSoccer17 (3329) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 Pours a transparent ruby-amber with a robust 3-4cm light tan head. Yeast, bananas, and hints of chocolate in the nose. Some yeast to start giving way to some hops and a mild ethanol burn. Vinishes VERY ROASTY and SMOKEY. Mouth might be a touch too carbonated. Another solid brew by Ommegang(7/5/7/3/15).--- aroma is sweet, fruity, with a good deal of candi sugars present. Aromatic and floral. Light underlying brown sugar and molasses are also present. Amber body with a nice, creamy, rocky, tan head. Attractive and strong. Starts a little sweet, sugary, with some pitted fruits. Becomes a little estery in the middle with some dusty, dry hints. Becomes a little more caramelly and roasted after that. Finishes fairly carbonated and with a bit of a spicy bitterness. Some ethanol present. I’m not convinced that I would change this rating.
Eirikur (370) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thisa is what I like. Someone did his homework here. What a balance. This brew has alot to it.
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hardly burgundy, a very definite brown with short tan head. Good fruity carmel nose. Complex flavor of carmel, whiskey, and winey astringent finish
Being objective... A quality beer, but I don't like it at all
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
color is caramelly amber with a thin tan head. some alcohol in the nose, a floral quality, brown sugar and a little raisin. flavor also has some alcohol, some woodiness, a little apple and pear, and a wheaty finish. more of an alcohol presence than i expected at 8.5%
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much aroma of sweet malty caramel. Huge body with some hints of acidy freshness.
Oh, and cheers Haukur for this and my few last ratings!