thedm (4851) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottle brew poured an extremely large head of foamy finely sized very long lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a very good lacing. The wonderful aroma can be smelled from a distance of over 2 feet. It has notes of mild caramel malts brown malts some vinuousness and mild spices. The mouth feel is vinuois initially smooth and has an alcohol bite followed by a brown beer lingering taste. Very potent tasting. The flavor is a bit overpowered by the vinuousness of the alcoholic mouth feel. Notes of caramel dark malt roasted malts and port come to mind. A very interesting beer. A must try.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Again, a possibly good beer wasted on someone who just isn't fond of the style. It looked good pouring, deep chestnut brown with an ample tan head. The aroma was raisins, currents, malt. The flavor disappointed. Slightly medicinal.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense, reddish brown with a large sandy head that quickly subsides. Savory, oaky and fruity aromas dominate. Very definate grape flavors, as well as some vegatable flaovrs, too - asparagas, maybe? Nice crisp, dry hops throughout the body. Finishes kinda weak, but still a nice brew.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle w/exp 19/08/05. Clear copper beer with no head and no lace. And next to no aroma. Mild flavor, and very drinkable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with hints of red and a thick tan head. Aromas of malt, toffee and dried fruits. Fruit, nut and malt flavors. How about a Trappist cereal? Smooth body and crisp finish.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Richly malty aromas with alcohol raisins and faint roast aromas. Balanced and very drinkable. Rich and tasty but lacking depth.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 Yeast, burnt malt, caramel, treacle toffee, raisins, candy, citrus - it's all in here, and very well put together too. However, try as I might, I just can't help but find these abbey dubbels a bit cloying. The first couple of sips are wonderful but, by the time I get to the end, it's all just too sickly to really rave about.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This chocolate brown beer has a rich, foamy, light brown head with nice lacing. Soft fruits waft from the glass, surrounded by light caramel and toasted grains. The medium-bodied palate is creamy with light herbaceous hops and dried figs. The finish is silky with a touch of unsweetened chocolate and oak.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice burgundy color with an off-white head. Prunes, grapes, and other spices dominate the aroma. Nice taste. Smooth. Dry fruits, spices in the taste. Very well balanced. Nice Dubbel.
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours breown with copper highlights fluffy head that fades to a thick lace. aromas of nuts, sweet malt, plums, figs cookie dough, yeast, faint orange. moderate body starting sweet with caromel and fruitness light cherry flavor, syrup balnced by orangy hops. orange lingers and slowly fades. hints at syrupy sweetness but well balanced with a fruity hop making a fruity beer to sit and think about.