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RATINGS: 2225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2004
Thisa is what I like. Someone did his homework here. What a balance. This brew has alot to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2004
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1742) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 21, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2004
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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2004
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2004
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
very deep burgandy color, almost opaque with a nice creamy tan head...smells of carmel and honey, quite sweet, very complex flavor...definitely taste the alcohol as well as the carmel and a woody flavor from the aroma...anise also, very smooth going down and a bit dry on the finish...good experience for my first ever belgian strong

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