Mike191 (9) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simply wonderful! I am admittedly not a hophead and this Ale hit the spot. This should be a benchmark experience in your adventure to beer appreciation. I loved the sweet malt unencumbered by the bitter backdrop of the hop. Excellent balance for a great and refreshing experience
Deldoddadinho (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Westmalle Dubbel is like the Chimay Bleu, but not that mouch flavour. Also taste of choclate, but more lighter choclate, feels like an typical Belgian beer...
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is malty, saltiness, possibly some sweet cherries. Pours a lovely ruby brown, cloudy with a full head. Smooth going down with some yeast mustiness. Dry finish, and some hops as well. Somehow I was expecting more. The overall flavour was somewhat muted and nothing really stands out.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Aroma of dark dried fruits and sweet malt. Appearance is a dark brown, with a dense, swirling white head. Flavors are rich malts, fruity yeast and a mild spicy hop finish. Very well balanced overall, with just a touch of alcohol warmth to finish.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet malty, fruity aroma... some hint of caramel, dates, raisins, dried cherries... some slight nuttiness and a hint of yeast. Huge bubbly light brown head, thick and very dense with tiny microscopic bubbles. Very dark brownish-reddish color. Rich and complex flavors of sweet malt, dried fruits, yeast, caramel... a hint of molasses. Very slight syrupy mouthfeel, not too much... the light carbonation makes for a slightly drier finish. Great brew, reasonably priced... very smooth and easy to drink despite the heaviness.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown- redish hazy colour with a begie head. Aroma from sweet malt, plums and burnt sugar. The taste is complex with a pleasent biterness.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber brown w/ a full spritzy froth. Aromas of candy fruit and malt. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Complex flavors of dried stone fruit, brown sugar, fig, raisons, plums, and rock candy. Finishes w/ a nice bittering but remains fruity. Alcohol is noticeable. Overall: A very complex specimen worthy of any connoisseurs list.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Aroma: Dried cherries, toffee, roasted malt, a little potpurri, and some noticeable alcohol. Appearance: A dark brown with red highlights. Head was light tan, creamy, and long lasting. Almost no lacing. Flavor: Lots of malt sweetness with notes of caramel, light chocolate, and raisins. Touches of clove. Alcohol was noticeable in the finish. Palate: Full bodied. Carbonation was high and a little prickly. Worked itself out after awhile, but distracting at first. Alcohol left some warming in back of mouth. Overall: When I first got this beer at the bar I was at, it was way too cold. Aroma and taste suffered. Once it warmed up, all the great malty/fruity flavors came out. After that it was terrific.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy head and tons of carbonation. It dissipates after a while. A mild spicy and sweet aroma. After the first sip, you can taste hops, fruit, with a nice malt balance. I like the complexity of this beer, it’s easily drinkable.
Svesse (6854) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 July) Colour is dark brown, with hints of ruby, and a frothy head. Nose is malty with butter-scotch, toffee, dark bread, caramel and marzipan. Taste is malty, a bit roasted, with dried fruit, figs, nuts (hazel nuts) and somewhat lactic. Well balanced sweetness and a touch of hops in the finish. Nice brew!