screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red-brown hazy colour. The aroma is nutty and vinous. The flavor is little bitter and malty. Also a hint from yeast. There is lots of flakes from yeast in it. To much carbondioxide! In my taste, a bad Belgian trappist!
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep red in color with a sweet smell from the pour. A very smooth and well rounded beer to enjoy just relaxing. Not as strong in alcohol as it’s brother 8 and 10, but a nice beer that is worthy of a try.
Quinten (1039) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So its, time to try the 8 and 10,....is there a way to rate over 5??????
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer, with a reddish shine. Fresh, fruity aroma, with some flowers, the alcohol is not hidden. Mostly bitter flavour, some coffee and flowers. Smooth and refreshing, a good beer to enjoy outside on one of the few sunny days in Belgium.
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Utobeer. Hazy dark brown/ruby beer with thick lasting beige tight head. Lots of chocolate and darkish fruits. Really lovely dubbel, a cut above the others. Not as intense as the 8 or 10 but still a class beer.
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium and evanescent foam. Dark brown color, little penetrable and much bubbly one. Lively and elegant. Alcoholic and much flowery scent. Determined and wrapping taste. Notes of coffee, licorice, bitter cacao and flowers buckets. Complex, powerful and pleasant.
rockwell (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head dissappeared on me in less than a minute, slighly cloudy appearance. Rich, malty nose. A very good double, but looking forward to try the Rochefort 10 & 8.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an effervescent dark ruby with an off-white head that refused to dissipate. Aroma of sweet grapes, molasses, candy, touch of bubble gum. Taste is dry grapes, touch of spice, somewhat medicinal. Finish is very dry. The body could be smoother... feels a tad too carbonated. Nice.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy, dark brown with a firm, beige head. Intense chocolate or cocoa aroma with a delightful hint of sweet melon. Rich, sweet, alcoholic malt-loaf taste with raisin and plum (and other things too numerous to name) terminating in a brisk dryness. The only flaw in my opinion: a distracting tickle of carbonation.
Tejas (866) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 Perfect appearance. Creamy light tan head that lasted the entire glass. Great full malt flavor. Bready aroma & flavor. Not too sweet just a lot of subtle flavor. Smooth little tingly palate. This was very enjoyable. I kept going back for another sip. The best Dubbel I’ve ever tasted.