jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A very dark reddish brown color with a big light foamy brown head. A pepper and sweet malt aroma. Smooth and rich flavor with earthy malts and some dark fruits.
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Nice malty full flavored aroma. A welcome break from the poor quality bees I have rated recently. It poured a huge head of light brown small bubbles. When it receded, it left little or no lacing. It has a cloudy dark brown body. It's flavor is different. It was smooth and no after bite or remarkable fore taste. All in all, it was a good brew to watch the war news on. The bottle is a nice brown ceramic flip top container.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber color; generous head. Some malt, caramel, liquorice nose. Same impression in the mouth, lacking a character and some more bitterness; a bit astringent in the beginning, sweeter when more oxydized. Not my favourite Dubbel.
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish brown with lasting tan head. Fruity heavy malt nose.Sweet and heavy with lighter dry finish.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured with a medium head. Slightly sweet malty aroma and taste. Rather bland.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice reddish brown body and a semi-thick frothy covering..aroma was a pumpernickle bread bowl of grapes, balck plums, and sugar cane...mellow yeast and grape tart..bready, dark fruits maybe blackberries and plums..sugary..sticky..
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed a nice very light tan bubbly head that subsided quickly and left some lace. The aroma was of malt and fruit, very sweet. The flavor was of malt, fruit and some spice. The body was a medium and the finish had elements of both the fruit and the spice. The alcohol was detectable, but not distracting.
YogiBeera (2487) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol is the first smell so only light tones of plums, dates and syrup are recognicable. Amber, more reddish, little head. Warming alcohol taste, plums are the main taste. A bit thin but fullmouth. Nice stone bottle.
pivo (2579) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, syrupy nose, dark clear amber color, and a low tight head. Brown sugar and cinnamon tastes with a touch of fruit - dates. Medium body and a thick palette that leaves a sweetness on your lips. Very nice and a good balance.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very solid dubbel style belgian. Sweet malt? check, caramel sweetness? check, nice yeastiness? check. Not loaded with complexity, but defectless and very solid.