MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, frothy tannish colored head that is pretty substantial. Aromas are full... yeast, prune, sweet, spice that I can’t pin down. Not a whole lot to get me excited even though it is well crafted.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma has lots of dark fruit, brown sugar, and yeast. The appearance is hazy purple brown with a medium head. The flavor has raisins, spice, and sugar. The palate is typical for the style. The alcohol asserts itself in the finish. Overall it’s a very nice Belgian Strong Ale.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Dark brown body with mahogany highlights. Thick, creamy, tan head that fades to a cover, nice lacing. The aroma is sweet, plummy, light spice. Flavor is spicy with golden raisins, candi sugar, caramel. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, very full. Finish is bitter, slightly dry with just a hint of tartness that cleans the palate. This is terrific stuff.
vyvvy (5008) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a very dark brown with a slight reddish tint. Stars with a nice sized head that leaves quickly with a layer remaining. Aroma is very spicy and peppery - very clean and sharp. Mouthfeel is very thick and filling - lots of carbonation. Taste is very malty and rich - lots of caramel, generous amounts of yeast. There is some spiciness in the taste, but not nearly as much as the aroma predicted. The beer laces as much as I’ve seen. Great beer from a legendary brewery.
thegreenrooster (3638) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a nice red-brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is bready biscut with a touch of spice. Flavor is caramel and dark fruits with a nice helping of alcohol. Lots of things going on in this brew and it all comes together to please all the sences. Well recomended and i can kick myself for not trying this sooner.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer...better than the st bernardus tripel. Pours a baked pumpkin brown/red with a huge gummy head...lots of floaties. Aroma is sweet malt and yeast. Flavor is very subtle and well balanced. Hints of spice and alcohol...malt, dried fruit, and toasted bread. Mouthfeel is greatly refreshing. This beer is great.
chicagobears (441) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Dark brown dubbel style belgium ale. Hazy with some spices floating about. This has a full dark fruity offset by some spices. This was absolutely delicious. I did not expect this one to be this good.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 3/27/2006 2:47:33 PM
75 cl bottle at Bishops Arms (Avenyn) Gothenburg.
Beautiful dark red color with a brown head. Fruity and Belgian scent. Spicy taste.
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on September 19, 2012
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, fruity, caramel, cream taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Some apple and almond paste aftertaste. Sweet, malty, caramel, fruity scent.
Stew41 (1821) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2012 Vintage: best before June 2010
Consumed: October 2011
Not a lot to report in terms of development from the lasting of 14 months ago. Continues to be in good nick although the malt is fading. Big whack of funky vegemite on the nose. I have one bottle left and there will be very little risk hanging onto it to drink 2 years past the BB date. Massive ice-cream floater head, good lacing. Brown in colour with a red tinge, a little cloudy. Savoury, earthy malts, some raisens, but a little subdued. More thick raiseny notes on the palate with sugary malts. Some spice and fruit as well. A little heat doesn’t detract. Pretty good stuff.
Vintage: best before June 2010
Consumed: August 2010
Probably about 3 years old. Holding up well if a little unspectacular. Shows all the usual dubbel traits and also has a nice, albeit it mild, chocolate overlay. Carbonation is a little softer than I remember. Lacks some punch in the flavour department and I’m not sure cellaring any further will benefit.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown pour, raisins in the aroma. Flavor is prunes, plums and caramel. Delicious.