beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not crazy about this Abbey Dubbel. Malty, caramel, and roasty flavors. Finish is sweet, creamy, and smooth.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; Rather nondescript nose. Nice caramel sweet maltinesss. Rich. Pleasant underlying hoppiness. NOt overly complex. This is dangerously drinkable for its 7.5% alcohol content.
Funky (1) - USA - NOV 28, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the first Belgian brunes I tried and still one of my favourites. It is locally available in bigger bottles as well which is very useful if you're in a crowded bar and no-one comes to your table for a while! It's best asset is the way it looks which is just about perfect; not as sweet as some fo the others and a nice bitterness which as an Englishman I appreciate! It's a great mixture between an English ale and some of the sweeter Belgian brunes.
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Has a dark brown color to it. Very tasty beer, has nutty hints of chocolate. Has a nice roasty taste to it. The head on this beer was very frothy and stayed throughout the whole drink. Very enjoyable tasty brew!!
notalush (5280) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with hints of amber, large, lasting, off-white head - aroma of yeast, bread, some mustiness - flavor has a robust nutty character to it, with some chocolate notes - these give way to a hop bitterness that balances well with the earlier malt characteristics, lending to the nutty flavor a certain roasty aspect - finish gets a bit watery, and the flavors don't remain all that pronounced for very long, but this is still a decent offering.
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Light beige lasting head. Yeasty, malty and light spicy in the aroma. Has some roastyness and caramel in the flavour. Malty and alcahol notes as well. A bit watery I think. Has a light bitter finish. Not as complex, as I expected, so this has disappointed me a bit. Maybe its a bad sample, who knows.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt, brown sugar aroma, clear ruby, large toffee head, pleasing lace. Roasted malt flavour, with raisins, demerara and brazil nuts. Sweet and bitter? Extremely Good!
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Belgian and a nice experience with a cigar. A good caramel, chocolate, and dark fruit flavor. Not as sweet as you would expect with a nice bitter flavor. Good Belgian.
hopscotch (10017) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Sampled at Eric & Wendy’s "Go to Hell, Isabel" Party, 2003! ... This beer rocks!... Very murky, mahogany ale. Large, dark bits of vitamin-laden yeast floating around and then settling at the bottom of the glass.
The aroma is of dark fruits, bread dough, light alcohol and brown sugar. A touch floral as well.
Very tasty and well-balanced! Coffee, toffee and chocolate notes. Candied dates and dark raisins.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, astringent finish. World Class Brew!
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color, good balance, malty flavors, some bitter undertones, average dubbel