Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving size : 22 oz. brown bomber bottle.
Purchased at Whole Foods Market, Vienna, Va. on 3-28-03 for $5.99 each. Purchased 2, just in case.
Well, I don't know what exactly to make of this beer. It pours out a reddish brown color, with barely a hint of head. Lacing clings to the sides of the glass. A few yeast clumps in the middle of the glass on top. Aroma mostly of malts, like Arrogant Bastard. Smells a little like cotton candy. And Circus Peanuts. Very sweet on the palate. Smooth on the palate as well. Coats the tongue with a syrup-like consistency. Not much happening here in the way of hops, at least as far as I can tell. Certainly not 8.5% ABV either. More like 6% ABV, if that much. I'll throw my hydrometer in the next bottle just to make sure. Finishes very smooth. Not a true Belgian Dubble, by any stretch of the imagination. A good beer for now & then, however.
Koelschtrinker (9996) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Getestet beim LCRBM am 08.09.2007
Sehr fruchtiger, interessanter und etwas überraschender Antrunk. Für 9% ist es nicht gerade sehr stark, die Malzigkeit ist stark, aber nicht übermäßig stark ausgeprägt. Recht eigender Nachgeschmack mit sich deutlich zeigender Karamellnote.
Test vom 30.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,9,9,9,10,9 - 9,05
HighWine (941) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to Chimay glass. Surprised by how much carbonation remains in this. Dark chestnut brown color, Faded, vegetal hop aroma. Agave nectar, cooked broccoli, cauliflower, and golden brown sugar flavor. Not my favorite in the series but still drinkable for the age.
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Brouwer's, 12/12/12. Light brown/red appearance, head dissipates quickly to ring. Aroma is old dubbel (dark fruits, ester, stale bread). Taste is ... hollow. Surprisingly moderate carb, short dry finish. Oldest beer I've ever consumed, and it feels like it - it was my first of the night, and not inspiring.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at LCRBM3. Raw and unbalanced. Very fruity, plenty of alcohol. Nothing special at all.
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has musty, dusty grains with a bit of sweetness. Flavor starts with sweet light grains and finishes with musty grains and dust.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one poured a murky lighter brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was lots of residual sugars, some dark fruits and cardboard. Flavor was a good bit oxidized, medium cardboard, sweet caramel malt and some dates and prunes. Definitely way past its prime but still not qute as bad as i was expecting.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bomber at RBSG. Too damn old. Vegetable soup all over this beer. Not as good, I’m sure, as in it’s prime.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2003 The head fell fast on this russet brew. The nose was moderately potent with a hint of spice and candi sugar. The carbonation level was too low for the style. The palate was very sweet and fruity. The more sips I took of this beer the more it tasted like a winter wassail, which was unexpected. This beer is a sweet cloying mass that does not come together and become a total beer, too many loose ends. I think the beer would be better if it were drier, had a higher carbonation level, and if a Belgian yeast strain was used exclusively.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@LCRBM. Loads of butter and cookie dough in the aroma. Cloudy, amber color, off-white head, fair lace. Strange flavors with smoke, honey and lots of butter. Sticky mouthfeel. Looking at some of the other scores I guess it’s just over the top already.