DonMagi (5596) - 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Bottle was 4 months out of date.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 (7130) - 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 (12544) - 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 (2563) - 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.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark ruby colour, small foamy head. Caramellish fruity/berryish aroma with hints of ginseng (or similar). Flavour wuite the same, fruits, berries, some malts and also a sting of alcohol. Somekind of ginsengic hints also in aftertaste.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a Mudshake with a lively yet wierd aroma.This isnt like any other Dubble Ive had, feels like its been mixed with Vimto!
YogiBeera (2472) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black colored, fizzy carbonation. Great nutty and malty nose. Chocolate, molasses, yeast and vanilla taste. Kind sweet -- and thin but still nice.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Cloudy dark brown colour with a small foamy tanned head. Slightly sweet roastmalty aroma with dried fruits, caramel, yeasts and chocolate, very complex. Sweetbitter flavour, medium body, soft mouthfeel. Slight sweet malty start with an upcoming bitterness, caramel/toffee notes, soft sweet but also bitterfruity finish. A complex and moreish brew.