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 (872) - 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 (604) - 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 (20333) - 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.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellente. Pours a deep burgundy, in accompaniment with a deep cream to tan head. The aroma is delicately faint with a hint of what occurs to this author as soil, perhaps, or maybe some household chemical. An awkward strangeness to that aspect of this experience. We move on now to the flavor, which expelled overtones of malt of an almost doppelbockian nature, along with a sinewy wisp of dark cherry-like fruit. This beverage offers a round, smooth (But soft! What light through yonder bottle breaks!), creamy palate and petite denoument worthy of a beer loverís discerning attention. This ale can plausibly be enjoyed in polite company in tune with a carefully-crafted supper arrangement complete with hors díouvres and fine silver. You are kindly invited, dear reader, to partake in this worthwhile spirit for only $6.59 per the bottle, and experience an authentic Belgian of commendable name and reputation.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a nice beige head. Yeasty, earthy, sweet malt, and stone fruitiness all in the aroma. Malty, earthy, yeasty flavor with some fruitiness. Not as complex as the bigger Rocheforts and lighter in body.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a nice brown with a light head. aromas of fruit with a bit of sweetness. flavor is sweet and malty, nothing too complex. A bit watery and very drinkable. I think trying this one after the 10 and the 8 was a bit of a let down. should have started at the bottom and worked up. but all in all not a bad beer
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally got a hold of the ol numero 6. I cut a green apple for contrast, and hammered down this chocolate and raisin bread loaf, comatizing and comming too, only to bear witness to Arsenal taking 2 nill defeat. ....but the beir aka bier aka this mofo donít go bad till 2007!
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful muddy rust appearance with a fuzzy, tan, 1/2" thick tanning head. Aroma produces the expected characteristics - chocolate, caramel, anise, nutmeg, cloves, chocolate covered raisins and a dash of unexpected tree sap. Flavor is decent, but a bit of a let down, piecing together a profile of water-logged red grapes, a dash of cocoa powder, cardboard and caramel cola. Some element of ginger distracts the spicing profile as well. Medium-to-light bodied and quite the depleted flavor, finishing like a bite out of packing boxes. Quel domage.