weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a really almost coca-cola red color. Nice head throughout the glass. HInts of cherry in the taste. Warning .75 Liter bottle can be tough.
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reasonable brown colour with light brown head. Flavour was not good enough that I remember anything distinct about it, but I found the taste to be sour and skunky. A far cry from Chimay Rouge.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a nice large off-white head which stays around for some time. The aroma has Christmas fruits including raisins and plums. The taste is very full with brown bread, raisins, prunes and figs. A really good full-bodied tasty dubbel
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, hints of brown in color. Medium sized beige head. Rich aroma:chocolate, licorice, sweetness, caramel, malts, mild vinous tones. Flavor has chocolate, sweetness, caramel, mild nuts and licorice. Aftertaste has mild alcohol, spices and dryness. Fine product, aroma vanishes slightly till the end.
Earlier Rating: 2/3/2005 Total Score: 3.3
Amber colored, somehow cloudy appearance. NIce brown medium sized head. Strong licorice and mild anis aroma, some alcohol comes up too. Sweet flavor, licorice dominates, mild alcohol in the end. Licorice lasts in aftertaste. Medium bodied, could be fuller for having ABV 7.5%.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 08/2006)
Beautiful ruby brown color, nice steady tanned head, lace. Crisp light aroma of flowery hops and roasted malts. Fruity, roasted, chocolaty flavor. It ends to long licorice taste. Wineous, semi-carbonated mouthfeel. Excellent dubbel with a personal character.
Earlier Rating: 12/29/2004 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled 25cl (à consommer de préférence avant fin 171004)
Hazy dark red-brown, good tanned foamy head. Sweet fruity aroma of raisins, not very strong. Roasted, woody, dry and smooth mouthfeel. Thin to medium-bodied. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Interesting Belgium.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet cherry and tannic aroma. Reddish brown color with ample tan head. Sweet malt flavor with hint of cherry and mild astrigent/licorice finish. Quite nice - alcohol not overpowering.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No doubt about it, this one’s got alcohol in it. It dominates the nose, an otherwise musty, candy and fruit sweet aroma. It pours a handsome, clear ruby color with a little brown around the edges. The light brown head, once proudly tall, collapses quite quickly. The taste is a sticky-sweet malt with anise, a variety of spices, and a healthy splash of alcohol. The finish is a dry, winey alcohol finish with a hit of herbal hop bitterness at the very end. More interesting than enjoyable...
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(on bottle)Yeasty. lightly smoked(?) nose. Sweet mouthfeel, heavy carbonation. The caramel in the finish saves a too sweet impression. Small lash of alcohol too.
jefcon (1389) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intriguing aromas of orange marmalade and molasses. Appearance is smooth brown with a bubbly tan head and no lacing. Flavors are caramelized and rich, with a savory slant. A yeastier taste with notes of black "liquorice." There is lots of malt on the flavor -- but the beer lacks the effervescent carbonation that would really make it jump on the palate.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
appearance: clear crimson color, nearly nutty brown, with a slim fizzy cola-like brown head above.
Aroma: sweetness. bit o’ nuts, larger chocolate essence, passably pleasant.
Taste: crisp and carbonated, nice malty flavor, little hops, tastes like an average brown ale, and offers nothing really beyond that...some spicy tinglings in the taste...very fizzy on the palate, feel like I’m having a root beer at times, here...
medium bodied, lightly nutty, malty finish, but the fizz is too harsh for my taste, and spoils the flavor, make the body feel thinner than it should be...have to admit it, I’m not crazy about this one, and still have most of a 750 ml bottle to go. won’t be trying this one again, although my opinion of their other beers still stand.