Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice looking beer: dark, rich, and full of promise. Aroma was faint, but I did notice the fruit. My first mistake was starting to drink this beer when it was too cold. My first observations were that this was a fresh tasting beer with a clean aftertaste. However, as the beer warmed up I noticed a somewhat funky aftertaste that hang around on the palate skewing my overall opinion. Now that my glass is empty I truly feel that the only way I get to really know this beer is to pour another. Not a bad prospect. In short, not a great beer but definately one that won’t let you down. I really good dubbel. Cheers
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a nice thick head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, and spices. Taste is full of flavor with caramel, dark fruits and a hint of molasses. Very well balanced with a dry finish. A great dubbel.
kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - FEB 21, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy dark brown with a thick pink head and a chocolate aroma. The taste a bit thin. It’s an ideal beer before going to bed .
ekstedt (6422) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Murky reddish brown, big firm pale beige head. Malty, earthy, sugary aroma with a distinct yeast profile. Very smooth mouthfeel. A little plain compared to other trappist beers.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour a cloudy dark brown with a thick head and a slightly yeasty aroma. I found the taste a bit thin and unbalanced but with a soft warm sting from the alcohol.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Fruits, roast coffee and chocolate notes in the aroma. Brownish, purplish, reddish color with a beige head. When I started drinking, it seemed very bitter, much like a dark roast coffee, but as it warmed to a more appropriate temperature, fruit and chocolate hints started coming through and the bitterness moderated. The mouthfeel was just a little bit sticky. Probably better for a winter night in colder climes than Senegal, but not bad here. I think it’s a pleasant well balanced beer.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a brown color with almost no head. Aroma of yeast and some dark fruits. Some malt in the taste. A small amount of alcoholic warming towards the end. A pretty good beer, mellow flavors, but pleasant all around.
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick, cloudy mahogany shaded body with staying beige head. Aromas of fig, toffee and woods with a slight alcoholic undercurrent. Some brighter pineapple and orange shades shine through at times. A peppery sensation leads a palate wrought with chocolate and fruit flavors. Cocoa powder, plum and some brandy. The body is quite overcarbonated and it costs a bit too much but it is a fine beverage.
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle. Poured a chestnut brown colour with a small, tight creamy beige cap which seems to be constantly renewing itself from the centre of the glass. Aroma is fruity - banana notes, sweet, quite malty. Flavour is dark malt, again some fruitiness shows, apple and pear and banana notes. Finish is dry and yeasty. Carbonation is very even and soft, body is medium to full. Great dubbel.
Squirreldogger (4) - Chicago (Lincoln Park), Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
St. Bernardus Chalice
Great malty aroma. with a great dry hop finish I was not expecting but loved!. I’d like to try this in a 750ml bottle to get a bit of that cork aroma and flavor. Overall great brew although from what I remember from a couple months back not as good as Chimay’s dubbel. I’d like to do a side by side!