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 (13577) - 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 (2105) - 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 (871) - 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 Iíve ever tasted.
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: spiritous malt and full of stone fruit/fig esters. Apperance: cloudy dark brown with a tan head that leaves sheet lacing. Flavour: sweet, smoothe, malty with a gentle fig flavour. Palate: thin and gently carbonated, drinks clean, leaves a mildly sweet aftertaste. Perfect dubbel IMO.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour, big beige creamy head. Sour grapefruit and earthy notes in aroma, very bitterish. Sweet plum along with grainy/mouldy earthy notes. Extremely complex, though still I find it quite boring. Some yeasty notes in finish.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty interesting beer. Very subtle in itís flavors. some nice malt in the flavor. Very sweet. A good beer to pick up if it isnít too expensive.