ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty aroma with roasty and raisiny overtones, slight caramel and a whiff of alcohol. Very dark brown with a frothy, mostly lasting tan head and lots of fine carbonation apparent in the glass. Complex flavor of malt, raisin, slight sourness and mixture of hop and burnt roast bitterness. Aftertaste is mainly of bitterness, sourness and alcohol. Medium carbonation, medium-light body with a fairly quick finish but a lingering aftertaste.
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Murky brown colour with a big foamy tanned head. Roastmalty aroma with a fruity and spicy background. Soft sweet flavour, malty taste with biscuits and some fruitiness with a smooth bitter and spicy (liquorice) finish.
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Halfway thru the initial pour, I had already given it a 5 for appearance: beautiful, large, off white head over a cloudy, mahogany colored body. Yeasty, dried fruit, lightly spiced aroma. Compex mouthfeel added to the enjoyment, with tastes that incorporated spices, a range of fruits, some sourness, some bitterness, and some tartness. Alas, the end came too soon.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Exellent excellent excellent, one of the best iv ever had up there with the rochefort 10.
Nice complexity, smooth, not a hint of alcohol great beer.
One to have again defo
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, hazy, brownish beer, with a fruity, sweetish nose. Lots of sediment. Nice chocolatey body. A pleasant trappist indeed. 060493
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
very dark brown color, with a big head. a whiff of fruit, but flavor is sour/bitter. i quit taking notes by this time in our tasting, so i have little more to add.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling mouthfeel and complex fruity aroma. Nicely balanced between the rich sweet malt and the bitter fruit flavors.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). The bar where I drank this had very dim lighting, so about the color: Dark. Had a nice, sturdy 1 cm head. But it’s too carbonated in my opinion. It takes away some of the flavor.
Dutch70 (48) - USA - APR 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love Westmalle beers. Great chestnut brown color. Malty, bitter- sour flavour. Great dubbel, I love it....
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark redish brown with a thick beige head. Yeasty nose with fruity hints. Thick mouthfeel, rounded sour-ish malty flavour. Segments of plum and peach. Bittersweet, spicy flavour.