mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep reddish brown colour, off white head. aroma of raisins, roast and toffee. flavours of brown sugar, roast, yeast and fruit. nice.
jonas (5259) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and dark sugary nose.
Rich creamy head, dark red-brown.
Malty and raisin, but also a fruity saisonlike quality.
Relatively lightbodied compared to other dubbel.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/auburn appearance, foamy tan head. Fresh aroma, sweet corny/malty notes, light chocolate. Body is malty and fruity with hints of raisin. Finishes a bit sweet, but not over the top.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel, brown sugar aroma. Ruby, large toffee head, pretty lace. Tobacco, malty, molasses, treacle, woody, good bitterness. Complex, almond aftertaste, cognac like finish. A really fine Belgian.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-brown colour, nice tan head. Sweet & fruity aroma. Flavours of dark malt, dried fruits and tinge of yeast. Dry finish with an unexpected hint of chocolate. Quite nice.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep amber color; beautiful lace. Nice aroma of malt and caramel and roasted grains, well mixed. Dry malt taste, roasted (Scottish Ale), not enough body. Average palate, with some roasted malt and caramel, missing a sharper bitterness.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmmm...Not bad. A full head of foam finally disipates into a fruity, comforting beer. A great full mouth-feel.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is very subtle in its sweetness and maltiness. There is a bitterness that lingers on the tongue after each sip. The flavor, however, is pretty weak, and the body is rather thin. Good, but not worth the price at all. I will be keeping the unique, sparkly bottle, though.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rerate: Medium tan head over deep amber clear colour. Neat lace curtain on glass. Honey, caramel malt, dried fruit, light spices and doughy yeast aromas. No soapy aroma as observed in previous rate. Light yeasty, more sweet, less bitter start. Medium to light body, weaker sweet but not cloying and dry yeasty bitter finish. Quite different and considerably better than previous rate. First rated ~1 week ago at 2.8, bottle was more than one year past used by date.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light body, fruity and very drinkable.