Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a beautiful dark ruby black with a perfect head and very good lace. The aroma is slightly yeasty and roasty, perhaps somewhat lacking. The flavor is sweet, roasted, chocolate, somewhat hop like, and just very well balanced. It seems better as it warms. Perhaps more complex Ale fruit notes show through and seems a bit yeastier. The palate is medium rich and slightly more carbonated than I expected. Overall, not a bad Dubbel.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a dark brown color with a nice fluffy head and leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma was yeasty with fruits and caramel. The flavor was quite sweet and filled with caramel tones. I had higher expectations for this. It's a great beer, but it can't hold ground against others in the same category.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dirty brown with light head. Aroma of alcohol, fruit and molases. Thin body. Effervescent. Malty and dry. Foamy in the mouth with dry bitter chocolate and a light fruit finish.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a medium to light brown with a big thick head. Aromas include some dark fruits, malt and a mild spiciness. The carbonation is crisp. Breadlike yeasts, malt, some hops and quite dry in the finish. Overall the brew is good. Damn good
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was sampled at the 12 Hour Belgian Beer Festival 2004 in San Diego. This beer poured a murky brown color with a mild tannish and pearlish colored head. There was also a significant amount of yeasty deposits at the bottom of the glass. The nose is very fruity and yeasty with hints of lemon and a good helping of maltiness. The taste has some definite roasty qualities and some dark currant qualities..perhaps plums... definitely a dry alcoholic finish..a slight bit disappointing given its only a seven percenter. Overall this was very pleasant and enjoyable. Mild carbonation level.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gigantic tan head of small bubbles. Reduces to a nice cratered foam. Good carbonation. Slightly smokey, fruity aroma with cherries and raisins. Beautiful dark brown/mahagony. Excellent beer to look at. Slightly sweet flavor with plenty of malt, roasted grains and a note of alcohol. Nice warming as it goes down way to easy. Dry and clean finish. A top quality dubbel!
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large light brown head, rocky, good retention. and lace. Murky brown color. Earthy, yeasty nose. Medium body. Light malt flavors, yeast, fruits and caramel notes. Finish is fairly dry and fruity.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour produces a noisy, three-finger rocky tan head atop a murky mahogany body; holding it up to direct sunlight reveals a shocking magenta color. As the head subsides, spicy and metallic aromas give way to soft fruit- melon, pear, banana- accented by yeast and brown sugar, clove and bubblegum, and dark breadcrust. A spectre of latex paint (fusel alcohols?) emerges as the beer warms. Chewy granola flavors mingle with dried banana chips, vanilla, and an almost licorice stewed fruit/dark malt character- Good'n'Plenty candy? Light sweetness is tempered by the fluffy carbonation. Aftertaste reminds me of banana-and-chocolate-chip muffins, spiked with cheap white rum that I remember from college.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild Apple/pear aroma... Round medium body.... smooth slightly complex taste taste... Great Finish
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
While I still think Allagash dubbel is easier to drink, I think that this one is much more complex. Nice cloudy ruby red almos tbrown look with very tiny bubbles and moderate head. Lacing is moderate. Moderatly sweet, yet it has a yeasty profile which balances it out. Very slight hop balance. Not bad, but for 7% I would think it would be more mellow than this. Very nice to drink every once in a while.