Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Discount Liquors Voorhees NJ- Pours a dark brown with small floaters. Aroma’s are sweet with chocolates and sugars. Very nice finishing with hops. Not as enjoyable as the 8.
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, dark and reddish amber coloured hue with floating sediments and a big but not very persistent frothy off-white head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with roasted malt, vinous fruity (dark berries, plums), chocolate and spicy notes. Moderately sweet flavour, not more than medium bodied with a minimal fizzy mouthfeel. Toast-malty, yeasty taste with a more or less subtle fruit-character; sweet finish with little balancing yeasty and hoppy bitternes and a well-hidden alcohol. Good but not great.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish-brown cider color with quickly dissipating head. Fairly little aroma, but what is there is quite nice- apple, dark fruit, sweet molasses. Flavor is also pretty light, with dark fruits balanced with sweet, well-rounded malts. Fizzy carbonation. If this beer had the same properties but in larger quantity, it would be an amazing beer. As it stands, its still pretty damn good. I’m really not quite sure how to rate this one, as the only thing that is really lacking is strength- in both flavor and aroma.
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice murky, reddish brown, with a quickly diminishing light tan head. Head is among the loudest (yes, I said loudest) I’ve ever seen. As it fades, the bursting of the bubbles make quite a racket. Were there an auditory category, I’d give this one top marks! Alas, there is not, and I was generally surprised with how thin the flavor was in this beer. Dark fruits in the middle, but very thin at first taste and in the finish. Not a bad flavor, but it just doesn’t last. A bit of a disappointment, really.
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
25/10 0.33 l bottle at Hopdevil. It poured red body, never seen such a red beer, with small ebony head. Aroma of some fruits, but generally quite sour. Flavor...very empty, quite watery, ok well balanced but nothing much in there. Alcohol is not felt at all. Medium carbonation. Finish, maybe a bit sweet but still very watery. So ordinary and empty... A big disappointment, I have expected much much more.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. Ruby with dark brown color, nice medium, creamy off-white head. Apple aroma with raisin, fresh grapes, brown sugar. Plum is the strongest flavor, very sweet, mild alc, apple-grape also. Medium body, creamy. Too sweet, but nice appearance and mouthfeel.
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A little weak foam. Aroma and flavor very un-beer like. Brings a strong tingly sensation to the tongue...aroma not particularly strong or complex, but interesting. A little sweet, perhaps a little on the heavy side. Rich tasting. A strong metallic taste present from the beginning, but not in an unpleasant way. Doesn’t have many objectionable qualities. An interesting experience; worth trying, and I am eager to try the other brews from this brewery, but not the sort of thing that I would want to drink every day.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 20, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Bottled. A cloudy dark amber beer, with a large, frothy, fizzy, mostly diminishing beige head. The aroma is moderately malty (biscuits, caramel, toasted nuts), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement aromas), with notes of peach, plum, with a touch of sugar and alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly sour, lighty bitter. Medium body, watery/slick texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, quite long finish with almost medium bitterness, lightly alcoholic. A really solid beer, only partly disappointing in the mouthfeel department, a bit thin and watery. Very nice fruity aroma and on the sweet side, perhaps overactive carbonation, but that’s not a major issue as far as I’m concerned. My least favorite Rochefort.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sweet yet sour, almost wine reminiscent. A thick full head that definately has some staying power. Awesome lacing,. Slight alcohol taste, dry finish. Mostly sweet, again almost reminds me of some sort of dry wine. Good, happy I made the purchase.
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, of course. Dark, medium head. Lots of frutiness in this guy with brown sugar.