MiP (12863) - Sĝnderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark brown with nice, creamy head. Very malty and sweet, but balanced nicely with the alcohol.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Dark mahogany coloured body, with a static beige shiny head. Chocolate and cherry aromas. Smooth well rounded malt flavours. Hops introduce complexity and charm.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice white head with a tan tint with a mm head that has staying power to the end of the glass. Nice deep brown/mahogany color with a brite shine. The aroma is earthy like tree bark, roasty and caramel like. The flavor is that of a rich toffey, slightly sweet, and carmely. Clean finish with hints of coca.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish brown, tan head. dark malt, raisin, fig, yeast and mild alcohol aroma. flavour is tart and fruity with dark bready malt and toffee. earthy , yeasty finish. very nice.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice rocky, voluminous head; aroma of slight yeasty fruitiness; slightly bitter/tart and metallic, fairly malty, carmel/toffee flavor; well balanced.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle. #200. Beautiful red/brown with a modest hazy pour. Browned butter coloured, soft small beaded head. Aroma is of dried fruit with a bit of yeast. Tartness is abound in the flavour, rounded with a good malty caramel/toffee with peppery accents. Finish is warming and fruity. Quite nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bright ruby color with lots of carbonation. A nice tall cap of head and some extravagent lacing. The aroma has some banana/clove esters along with a sweet molasses malty note, very refined. The flavor is very yeasty & doughy; a little citrusy to boot. Heavily carbonated and a little spice of alcohol coming through. Finishes smooth with tons of yeast. A good belgian dubble, very true to style.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby in color with a lasting fluffy head. Very fruity. Fruity aroma. Really good. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice carmel color with a big tan head. Fruity carmel aroma, with some metallic notes mixed in. Malty carmel fruit palate with a little metal thrown in. Easy drinking and not bad.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich pour of dark amber liquid. Initial tall head settles to a taller layer of light tan bubbles with heavy lace. Fruity aromas, with pears, plums, oranges and bananas. Undertones of caramel and light licorice. First taste is somewhat a disappointment after the aroma and appearance. I think I will be taking these words back after this warms a touch. Slow start, but thinks kick in mid quaff. Loads of malt flavors coming through as the lively effervescence reveals itself. Just noticed the lace again, fully sheets the glass. Malt flavors include toffee, brown sugar, lightly toasted malt, modest licorice and rye. Once again I do have to state my preference for malty brews. Hints of hopsack in te initial sip. Finish seems dry but later the malt comes back and as this one warms a touch of warming alcohol is evident. Carbonation leaves a spicy feel on the tongue. More like cloves than pepper. I am impressed with the brews from this abbey.