rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Served in a trappist glass. Appearance: Opaque dark brown, fine beige head. Aroma: banana, raisins, hay, orange, coriander. Palate: Fizzy, medium bodied, smooth. Taste: Very sweet. Notes of toffee, caramel. Pretty good.
sawbuck (296) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet candy aromas. Nice red clear color. Candy sweet up front with flavors of plum, sweet fruit, raisins. Dry finish with a bitterness that lingers nicely. Strong showing.
hockey9930 (78) - - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red with tan head. Weak aroma of raisins. Taste of caramel and dried fruit s. Strong alcoholic taste. Fizzy because my beer was shook up.
Dacrza (490) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
DATE REVIEWED: July 11, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 125th Anniversary chalice... OCCASION: Cavs welcome the Return of the King... APPEARANCE: as the label suggests, dark burgundy body; thick, stable single-finger off-white head; limited lacing... AROMA: deep plum and floral hops; coriander and citrus heighten the aroma; lilac and honey hover late--delectable... PALATE: big, full-bodied and demanding of attention; creamy and enjoyable (almost like a warm milkshake) with every sip... TASTE: some iron and wine to start; soft plum and coriander; medium hops and solid malts form a balanced flavor profile; some berry accents late--complex and rewarding... OVERALL: first, the LBJ parallels: both are worth the money, both are well-built, comfortably strong (8.2% ABV), agile, and absurdly smooth, both are versatile when pairing with other food/players, and both are winners...I had almost forgotten how good this beer is...
MartzMimic (79) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the bottle a dark, dark brown with a substantial foamy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of dark fruit and malt. Big taste of prunes, plums, spices and sweetness. Medium mouth that coats the tongue well, leaving a nice lingering taste. A wonderful example of the style, and one that Iíll have to revisit often.
ScipioA (262) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It certainly has that dubbel appearance down, opaque and dark ruby-red with a giant cappuccino foam head that lasts a really long time. Sweet, spicy, and faintly alcoholic aromas that smell like something you would drink at Christmas. Still sweet but with some bitterness and alcohol heat coming in on the tongue. The flavor is intensely dry, a bit too much for my tastes. Thick and nicely carbed. Good dubbel, especially given how easy it is to find and itís reasonably low price.
Barreras (938) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich copper and mahogany color with a fruity and licorice aroma. Taste is sweet, with notes of honey and toffee. The alcohol content is masked well by the sweet flavors and malt. Licorice, is tasted throughout with a dry finish and well hidden spice. An excellent surprise for the style.
JEprado1 (7) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cabeza alta y duradera muy cremosa, color caramelo, sabor y aroma indescriptible, complejidad absoluta... Deliciosa..
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Wittales (619) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was cloudy reddish brown with lasting beige creamy 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight caramel, toffee malts with licorice, anise then soft estery yeasts. Taste are malts forward with sweet toffee, gram cracker, brown sugars midway. Licorice, anise with soft fruits of plum, fig and slightly drying finish. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium-full body, lasting spicy finish. Solid Dubbel, but touch to much spice.
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, light malty toffee, raisins, fizzy, sweet, liquorice.