gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark red color with a full head. Fruity but not to sweet. Very malty. The 7% is well hidden. Excellent pure and simple.
SSSteve (3877) - - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 best before 10/13/13. cardboardy aroma with a brown color under a huge, fizzy, tan head. dusty, slightly oxidized, caramel, raisiny, pruney. dry finish. surprisingly light
aroma of alcohol, dark fruit, and red wine. murky brown with a medium sized off white head. fizzy foamy mouthfeel. lots of carbonation. somewhat light bodied but very full flavored. 2/4/06 - 6/4/9/4/17
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml. Appearance: dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: sweet, fruity, spice. Flavor: fruity, alcohol, caramel. Wow.....Excellent.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had the pleasure to sample this and the Westmalle Triple side by side. What an incredible brew done to excellent proportions. Aroma was incredibly complex with brown sugar, some plums, some spices in there. Appearance was nice with large tannish head. Mouthfeel was strong with a full-bodied but balanced appeal. Extremely warming, very soothing.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a complex symphony of raisens, plums, and bananas. Westmall Dubbel pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. The head is of considerable duration. The beer starts off soft but rapidly expands into a mixture of chocolate and fruit with an overal portwinelike quality. At the finish there is an astringint quality with some bitterness left on the palate.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is of malts and fruit with a hint of chocolate. Taste is the same with the precense of alcohol, but not too strong
schuimkroaat (424) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Oct 06. Light reddish brown, full of fine sediment particles. Frothy beige head, not very stable, but forming a nice lace. Fruity (plums, pears), vinous (port) and light spicy aroma. Some chocolate pralines also. Chocolate, caramel and strong fruit (pears again, reminiscent of pear jenever) in the taste; the latter is harsher than in a younger example. Clear presence of alcohol and a very long, bitter and a bit burnt aftertaste. Dense body, slightly tart mouthfeel and a little astringent finish.
NosirIwont (2014) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a big brownish head. Sweetish, malty and fruity aroma. Feels a bit weak. Flavour is equally sweetish, malty and fruity and has notes of alcohol. 28-01-06.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Best before 14/07/07). Poured a dark brown with a frothy tan head that disipated over time but came back alive with a twist of the glass. Aroma of fruits, floral, and some spices. The flavor was mainly fruity (apple & prunes) with hints of malts. Medium body with a lively carbonation.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Strong, fruity, complex, and delicate aroma, an aroma deserving of prestige. Cheeses and fruit must. The faintest tinge of color, near-black. Generous cakelike flavorful head (head is to this beer as frosting is to cake). Delicious sweet, the alcohol balanced perfectly, fruity, crisp, autumn fruit. Lightweight, frindly, tasty finish.