Diablo9845 (62) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique appearance, almost like a red wine. Minimal head and medium carbonation. Very noticable taste of grapes, somewhat malty and left the palate feeling dry.
Very unique beer in my opinion, I enjoyed it.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very pleasing aroma and a hazy appearance. There is a taste of muscadine and a lingering malty finish. Nice.
DonkeyHoetay (21) - Bellerose, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, easily available in Nyc. Dark brown with a thick light brown head. Tasted of chocolate and coffee and i think hops? I like this beer alot .
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 I reviewed this beer back in April of 2007, and had a bottle in the US of undetermined age and dubious condition. I had it again in Belgium (at a regular, non-beer-focused restaurant) and thought it to be great, and needed to revisit. The dubbel and tripel from this brewery are very good.
Poured a dark red-brown color with lots of head. Aroma was slightly sour with some cherry notes and a little bit of malt accents. Flavor was maltier and roastier than the aroma with more sourness which was slightly cherry-ish in flavor. Mouthfeel was quite clean and dry and quite good.
I would highly recommend this beer. I had it along with a croque monsieur and some frites at a Brussels restaurant called La Trappiste.
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - APR 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black, aroma is sweet hops and faint malt. Flavor is sweet and sour citrus, with a finish of slight chocolate.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, warm, deep brown with a large fluffy yellow/white head. Light, pleasant aroma of malt, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Very nice delicate and well-balanced flavors include malt, caramel, and some light fruitiness. Warm alcohol finish.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown color with small off white head. Malty aroma and taste very watery taste.
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Bottle has no notching on date codes, but best by? date stamp is 04-05-07; maybe 5 years old? Pours cloudy, dark brown. Huge head quickly boils away to nothing. Aroma is toffee and chocolate-covered cherries with slight alcohol. Flavor is yummy caramel chocolate with slight hop bittering at the end to provide great balance. Palate is dry and medium bodied. Great beer.
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish tinge and a rocky beige head. Sweet toffeeish aroma with some fruity overtones. Taste was also sweet, a bit too sweet for me as I struggled to finish it.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, deep red with a creamy off-white head and good lace. Faint aroma - fresh, dark cherries and sweet malt. Amazing flavour - quite subtle for a dubbel. Fresh dark cherries, cranberry, peppery hops, ends in a tart (but not sour) hoppy finish that warms. Creamy body, thin but milky. This is perhaps the most unassuming dubbel I have tasted, but so pleasant, fresh, and refined as to easily be the best. I wish I had more of these.