TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery (or should I say "farm"), very cloudy brown with a tan bubbly head. A rich and sweet malty aroma with a touch of spice. Some carbonation in the mouth, rich malty flavours again, with an earthy finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body, small white head with good lacing. Very malty with fruity flavours (orange, prunes), toffee, cacao/chocolate and a slightly spicy finish. This is a mix-bag of anything and everything but it sticks together rather well. I had this one in a pub in Liège. It’s great to be a french-speaking canadian tourist in belgium. The french-speaking half hates me because they think my accent is that of a dutch and the dutch-speaking half hates me because I’m french-speaking.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Quite citric aroma, candy sugar, tulips(?). Hazy red, failing creamy brown head. Clayish minerally up-front, sweet chocolate, licorice, herbal earthy hops. Citric, metallic finish and aftertaste. Deceptively light body, sparkly - feels a but too thin on the palate though, in my mind a Dubbel is somewhat creamy.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The best from saint Monon so far. Lots of aroma and lots of tast. Pretty long finish too.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle was 4 months out of date. Aroma gives forest fruits, brambels and blackberrys, giving a vinous tartness, a little aging too. Taste is similar with a little almonds from what seems to eb the agingness. Outstanding.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown and full of sediment. The head is off-white and diminishes quickly. Aroma has yeast, dark fruit and a little vinegar. Lots of taste; something different seemed to emerge every sip. A chocolate, porter-type taste was the main feature, but there was also sourness, yeast, liquorice, a sweet maltiness and some background bitterness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins: Transparent copper mahogany pour has a nicely-lacing off-white head. Dark semi-sweet malty aroma has a touch of tart dark fruit and mild oxidation. Body starts with nice malty sweetness and good spice balance with some bready yeastiness. An enjoyable Belgian brown ale.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a golden brown color with a small cream colored head. Sweet aroma of aged malt and mollasses. Flavor starts a little sweet and fruity and finishes up dry. Light carbonation. I believe this bottle had a few years on it.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper brown, mostly vanishing head. Spicey, a bit barnyardish aroma, lots of clove. Dry, spicey, a bi roasted with long spiecy aftertaste, Does not show alcoholi much, very Christmasy.
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutmeg in the nose, like a fruitcake. Dark brown color, sticky beige head. Sweet molasses and caramel malt body, cinnamony. Like a xmas beer. Big taste, good after dinner beer. Cheers.