heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great yeasty tartness in this beer. I am quite sensitive to beers that finish overly sweet, and the yeasty tartness diffuses the sweetness present perfectly. Not exceptionally complex, but a tasty treat, with a very satifying finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red-brown colour, with a nice fluffy head. Aroma of dark malt and a bit of cherry in there aswell. OK flavour, quite malty and a decent body, sweetish at the start and the slightly bitter in the end and a touch of sourness, i thought it was OK.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby color with a big, chunky head. Nose is malty and quite sour. Flavor is rich and earthy with lots of malts and caramel.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ML bottle: Pours with a thick foamy head and a ruby color. Bready/molasses aroma. Very malty taste, almost to an extreme with little hop taste. Finishes dry.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great dubbel.
hazy amber brown color with a lot of particles floating about.
rich taste of plum, other frut, nuts and spices. its like a rum-soaked fruitcake.
sweet but with a floery hoppiness and yeasty flavor.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Wow. I disagree slightly with Issoroku, in that I think this has substantial earthiness. Very very good, neither too fruity, too effervescent, or too thin. That said, the fruitiness is very sweet, with, as others have mentioned, slight cherry tartness. The pretty clear alcohol finish, almost too clean, is a distraction, and the brew becomes thinner. Too bad the finish couldnít be a bit more substantial. Rerate: Had to drop it a bit...it does become thin, strong, with lessening flavor when warm.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ruby colour, creamy head, malty nose, touch of ginger, full-bodied, sweet, long spicy finish - I canít really enjoy it because I donít like ginger
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cherry-like malt aroam, red-brown colour, sour cherry, malty flavour. Kind of spritzy mouthfeel. Although I typically donít like this style, it is definitely the best Belgian Double that Iíve had.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
red, white bubbly head. ruby red color, with a soft, gentle malty aroma. spicy and smooth. fruity with a slight belgian sourness. The label on the bottle mad me think of a jesus fish, but this is far from mormon. íthe bottle is heavy, heavy enough to knock someone out with and not break the bottleí Kaya161. Belgium may be flat, but this beer makes me as happy as ripping face shots down steep faces. world class beer.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2003 Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses, nuts), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, mold). Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Too sweet, not the best of aftertastes, and a simple aroma makes me wonder why I liked this long ago.