ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown with a big, thick tan coloured head. Raisin, toasted bread, nuts, dry yeast and burnt sugar in aroma. Yeasty raisin flavour, hints of herbs, burnt sugar, walnut, apples and dark bread. Dry yeasty finish with slightly bitter finish of dark bread and raisin.
JonMoore (1767) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Ruby brown coloured with large tan head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, brown sugar and dark fruits. Taste is very nice; sweet, roasted malts and dark fruits again, some interesting bitterness.
Nice slightly sour, bitter aftertaste. Full bodied with an excellent mouthfeel. Class.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice ruby colour with big beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet with some fruit. Flavor is also sweet with some caramel and fruit.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine light brown head, unclear dark brown body. Roasted malt and brown sugar aroma with some spices and fruit also - typical dubbel! Oranges and malt in the flavor with a grassy tone and some sourness in the end. Foamy mouthfull. A good dubbel without beeing outstanding!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep mildly hazy brown with a thin long lasting tan head...smells sweet, earthy, dark fruits...caramel and fruits in the mouth...slightly sweet but mostly dry finish...slightly bitter as well...
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours translucent deep fiery amber, large off-white frothy head, lively carbonation, with so-so lacing. Sweet aroma, minor dark pitted fruits, candi sugar, and subtle hints of earth and dust. Slightly spicy up front, herbs, earth, and a bit of dust. This is followed by a very light hint of dark pitted fruit, and even some apple or pear. Full body, spritzy mouthfeel. Finishes slightly sweet, malty, light figs, then a bit dusty. A reasonable Dubbel.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Very beautiful appearance, dark ruby with a nice medium off-white head., very nice. Aroma is dark fruity malts, some grapes. Flavor is ver nice too, sweet malts with a nice bitter end. Very well balanced.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 9, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a ludicrous brune to say the least (in a very good way) I´ve sampled a couple of dubbels tonight and this is by far the bery best! Aroma is wonderful, hints of fruits, berries, some roast. Explosive taste, caramels, oak, earth, outhouse, liquorice, hops, yeast. Simply wonderul and one explosive dubbel!
Earlier Rating: 7/9/2004 Total Score: 3.6
a big big head on this one. Aroma is something like a hoppy micro from the USA. Some earthy tones, vineagar, spices, , nutty, outhouse and a bit roasty and candy-ish. First sip is a bit of a let down, but pleasantly hoppy with a dry bitter finish. Maybe a bit to dry. This is indeed a pleasant brew, with a very interesting aroma, but the taste is a bit of a let down like I said ....
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color; huge rocky head! Nice malty aroma, with some roasted touch, yeast. Same for the taste: some malt and roasted malt, caramel; quite dry, probably not really mature.
Earlier Rating: 6/8/2002 Total Score: 3.8
Deep amber colour, generous thick head, beautiful lace. Very nice aroma, fresh, hoppy, some malt, sweetness. Good body, quite strong caramel, malt; some residual sweetness attenuated by a very light astringency. More ordinary palate. Good strong ale, with some aging potential.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown color poured almost flat. Big dried fruit taste of figs, nuts and dates. Maybe this turned but it’s not that great.