aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was amber. The head was creamy, off-white, thick, and laced a little. The aroma was alcohol, raisin, sweet, and caramel. The flavor was sweet, raisin, fruit, and caramel. The palate was medium bodied. The finish was warm.
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle bought in Rochefort, 09/05/2012. Deep brown with reddish hue. Thin lasting head. Aroma and taste are the same like 8 but weaker. Another nice beer from Rochefort.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really hate to say this, but this beer was really boring. The aroma was the one thing that grabbed me with notes of cherries, pine, roasted malt, bananas, and a subtle woodsiness. That was where my excitement was stifled. The flavor was ridiculously bland and had a horribly dry funkiness to it. I can’t imagine I got a bad bottle of this but I hope that is the case, because I really wanted to enjoy it. Will pick up another bottle sometime and rerate.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2011 Ah, now this is my kind of dubbel! I just love this stuff. On the one hand, it’s got the richness and complexity one looks for, with a sharp nutty flavor and warming malts to go along with a bold body. A bit bready, some candy notes that aren’t too strong (thankfully!), and a light citric overtone. But what I really like, on the other hand, is the lively, almost blonde-ish body that seems to mellow this out just right. A splendidly balanced brew!
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown that showed some ruby red up to the light. The head was thick, creamy, beige. The aroma was sweet, showed alcohol, candy, mellow fruit, vinous.The flavor was also sweet, showed some alcohol, candy, brandyish quality, dark fruit, mellowed Belgian feel. Nice palate too, well carbonated with very well defined bubbles. Finishes warm with some sharp alcohol.
daniele (7590) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rossa meno alcolica del resto della produzione quasi beverina nonostante i suoi 7,5 gradi alcolici molto interessante
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle -- Deep brown honey colour with a large off-white head wihtout much retention. Aroma is very sweet, with dried fruit and caramel. Rich, woody sort of flavour with more rich fruit and caramel. Very much like my mum’s steamed fruit pudding, actually! Medium creamy palate. Some harshness in the aftertaste but otherwise a wonderful drop.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby/brown with large, foamy off-white head, and nice lacing. Rasins toffee, yeasty/wheaty, and apple aromas, slight scent of alcohol. The taste reveals soft, rounded fruit, berries and yields a soft sour drying finish.
charlotte (5099) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour with small head.Aroma is fruity a bit like almond and sweet malt.Flavor is like wood and a sweet taste of caramel.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (with the upside-down label). Deep, murky garnet pour with a billowy ivory head. Very light malt profile in the aroma and some fresh hop notes. Bready and thin with a slight licorice or anise note. Prunes. Very clean/ dry finish.