OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faintly hazy deep purple-red under a large, quickly dissipating tan head. Bubble-gum, caramel, sour mash whiskey alcohol, dried fruit, floral hops and some ketone and ester organics. Medium smooth clean body. Big caramel malt and bitter start masking the high ABV reasonably well. Middle is medium bitter fading to sweetish finish and aftertaste. Maybe a bit soft but still quite good
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malt nose.Caramel colored with a thin tan head. Hides the alcohol exceptionally well. Let a coors lighter try it and even he enjoyed it. Very good malty beer.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Bottled, May 2007, 2.8: Cane sugar, vanilla and spices aroma. Brown color, beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, light bitter to bitter in the finish, light roasted, hints of coffee, some fruity sourness, laurel, cane sugar, hint of vanilla. Medium body, little warming. Not bad but certainly not my kind of flavors. Bottled, 3.9, July 2002: Light tart, fruity and complex aroma. Dark brown colour, few lace. Light sweet, prune, moderate full, complex but not my kind of flavor. Long lasting nasty bitterness in the end.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice toffe nose with a hint of caramel. Caramel comes through slightly in body with enough sweetness to balance the 8%. A very smooth beer.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, dare I say it, ’lighter-style’ Dubbel. I’d expect a more complex flavor profile; and possibly some more body. Nice aroma (slight cork), great ZESTY head, deep copper-brown color. Flavor is as expected, but the yeast doesn’t offer a whole hell of alot more. Balanced well. Enjoyable. Very nice overall.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great head and color. Sour and yeasty.I thought this was an excellent beer.
heykevin (1274) - 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) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - 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.