yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy hazzlenut brown. Aroma is slight malty and dried raisin. Flavour is maltyd dried raisin flavour. Dried malty finish.
omhper (18372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany coloured. Nutty aroma with notes of camembert cheese. Malty, rather sweet and complex with soft mouthfeel. Nice toffee flavour. A full flavoured, but dangerously drinkable abbey double. Thanks jca_lbi for sending me this and many other excellent beers!!
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-rate: Dark brown/red, unfiltered with minimal head. Apricot aroma. Sweet malty/yeasty/apricot flavor.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared @jtc’s-750 bottle-pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is medium malt-toffee/cocoa, some spice. Taste is medium malt-toffee/cocoa, 2nd spice hops.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks!
Sparkling clear mohogany brew. Small, fizzy, lightly-tanned head is quickly and fully dissipating.
Very complex aroma. Tons of malt and yeast induced notes. Belgian chocolate, candy sugar, prunes, raisins and other dark fruits, toffee, butterscotch, caramel and pistachios.
The flavor is of overripe bananas, light sourgham molasses, dark raisins, English toffee, butter and plums up front. Nicely balanced with a lightly tart and barely bitter hop and yeast presence along with a touch of alcohol on the backside.
Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and light carbonation. Long, very lightly bitter and pungent finish. Leaves a numb feeling (or lack thereof) on the tongue. I am now officially a big fan of Stoudts Brewing Co. I've enjoyed every beer I've tried from them. This one is no exception. Recommended!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2006 Bottle Vintage Date: 2/27/03. Virtually no head. Deep mahagony in color. Light aroma (had to take a very deep breath to detect a trace of chocolate). Tastes of chocolate with a sour aftertaste.
5 3 5 2 11
Re-rated. Bottle vintage ’04 tasted on 3/15/06 (thanks Mike!). Much better than the last one (must have gone bad). Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, and yeast. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, yeast, and caramel. Threw out the ratings from the bad bottle and rated from this one.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stoudt’s Brewing. Pours a deep brown colour with a thick moussey dark brown head. The aroma is quite rich and plummy. Deep rich molassesy character, soft plums with light cherry and chewy malt base. Very softly sweet. Palate is rich and sweet, but not at all cloying. White raisin, cherry, caramel and brown sugar with a light chocolate flavour as well. Very well-balanced dubbel. Soft and chewy with a great balance of the yeast and the malt. Really awesome brew.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Sweet licorice/bubblegum brandy and sleepy, roasting chocolate...A few berries peering through a snail-fast mudslide...The abundant yeast adds orangey acidity and transforms the sweet fruitiness into black grapes and prunes...A valiant effort with a weak finish, fun but I’d rather reach for their Anniversary or IPA...
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours deep yellow, with a nice head. Aroma is of fruit, spices, yeast, and esters. Very malty at the finish, with a candi sugar, full bodied burst at the end.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage dated on 6/4/03: Pours a muddy murky brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is rich and caramely sweet with some bready Belgian yeast in it. Starts sugary sweet with some yeasty complexity, caramel, toffee, and dark candi sugar flavors. Body is a little thin toward the finish and undercarbonated, plus this could use some more balance. Nice authentic Belgian flavors though make this a quite drinkable brew.