jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an appetizing red-tinged brown, with a moderate off-white head. Aroma was predominately malty, with excellent fruit notes of plum and dark cherry, and a lingering note of perfume. The malty sweetness presented itself up front in the flavor, being sweet and fruity, and trailing off to a noticeable alcohol burn in the finish. Mouthfeel was nicely creamy and full, entirely appropriate for the flavors. Excellent.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Very dark brown, with a beige head. Oat and berry aroma, thick and ominous. Sweet, fruity taste, firm, full-bodied. Alcohol creeps in on the finish, before relaxing back to a sweet, malty flavour. Thick in the mouth, complex and balanced. Bubbly on the tongue. Superb beer, which has everything.
jde123 (757) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a solid mahogany, with a great frothy beige head. This beer seems to go downhill from there. Taste is acrid and bitter. Awful smokey aftertaste that just will not depart. Overall, not very good.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep red. Aroma is of alcohol. Flavor is fruity, mostly cherries. Nothing really stands out though. I thought this would be more flavorful. Oh well it’s good for a try and better than most.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark burgandy with a small tan head. The aroma was big, with yeast, fruit, and malt. As it warmed, it had a nice alcohol burn but was really silky and easy to drink.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky red / brown colour with light brown head. Aroma is malty with caramel and nuts. Flavor is not as powerfull as I had wanted. It has some malts, but it is not as complex as other dubbel’s. Finish is acidic.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a big head on pouring that soon dissapears.Very full flavour that explodes in your mouth Not as complex as I had anticipated but still a very good example of this style.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured brown with a tan head. aroma earthy, malts, orangeand a sourness that did not sit well with the nose. flavor bitterness, dry, malts hints of dark fruits. maybe I got a bad bottle for me this was a ok beer I’ll have to rerate it a later date
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a frorthy off white head. Some particles. Aromas of malts, raisins, light spices, and light yeast. Tastes of bread, spices, raisins and other tastes mixed in there. Lively carbonation. Another solid Trappist brew.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with a off white head. Smells like bubble gum and some other smells I can’t put my finger on. The smell of this offering is absolutely amazing. Definately on of the better smelling beers I have had. Texture: creamy with bubbles and fizz. It is hard to describe what this tastes like. The portioning is outstanding. So many flavors at mild levels it all mixes together to form something great. I find it hard to pick out individual flavors. I tasted chocolate, raisin, some fruit taste. It even has tasty belches. When you belch and it tastes good you know it is good. I paid $5 for a 12 oz bottle. Man if this wasn’t so much money I would drink this heavily.