haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Some beers just pass under your rating radar, don;ít they? Been loving this for years and just realised I never reviewed it. Rich ruddy brown body. That aroma; lots of fresh yeast, sniff of banana, clove, dry cleaning fluid... that flavour is all creamy fruits steeped in booze, mulled apple schnapps, carbonation keeping it feeling light not cloying. Then the malted fruits linger on the tounge. Been a long time since I was sat in Bar Erasmus cradling a couple of these, but itís still a great drink. And that was my last bottle of Dubbel so itís time for a shopping trip, methinks...
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer is a rather nice, Pepsi-Cola brown atop of which rides a substantial and billowy beige head of considerable foam. Nose has hints of molasses mingling with alcohol and fermenting old fruits. Palate is creamy, a bit stinging yet pleasant. Taste is rich and wonderful. Carbonation dances on the tounge as flavor notes of faint chocolate intermingle with overripe fruit and roasted caramel apples. Finish is sweet and lingering, yet creamy and biting all at the same time. Very good.
stouby (3702) - Holbśk, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, at Rover.
Dark brown with light brown head, nice lacings. Unfiltered. Aroma and flavor of malt (roated, resin and caramel) and hops (flowers and pine). Well balanced. Great beer.
scotty (1047) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark but clear, the off-white head dies slowly. A steady bead rises up the side of the glass. The nose is rich, heady & malty, mouthwatering. A rich malty palate lingers on the tongue for ages. A quality beer...one to savour.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky reddish-brown with a thick beige head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with hints of banana, apple, and spice. Flavor is thinner and drier than I expected. Not much malt or hops in the flavor. Some vanilla. Highly carbonated. My bottle didnít lace much at all. Some slight flavors of cherry and black currant as it warmed up. Not bad, but I expected more.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a brown opaque haze...light tan super rocky huge head. Yeasty, fruity aroma...very rich. Initial sweet apricot, chocolate, yeasty taste. I was very dissapointed in the palate...very thin feeling to me. I really enjoyed the westmalle triple much more...glad I tried this one though...pretty good...not awe- inspiring. One last note: the foam and lacing of this brew is awesome, I loved watching it lace down my glass, which makes me wonder why it tastes a little thin.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a red glow. Ridiculously large lasting head. Aroma of fruit, apples, bananas and cookie dough. Flavor is a bit yeasty. Smooth medium body. Finishes clean. Much better at warmer temperatures. Nice lacework. Decent, but probably overrated.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, cookie-like aroma with some chocolate. Pours dark mahogany with a tan and brown speckled head. Flavors are spicy fig, brown sugar, raisins, and apples. A little too fizzy on top of the tongue at first, but thatís goes away quickly. Very nice Ale.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogony color with a big beige head. Nice rich fruity/malty aroma. Would expect more flavor from the aroma, but thereís malt and apple flavors with some holiday spices. Medium body. Finshes dry. Could use a little more complexity to match the aroma.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown color with a very small head that does not stay long. Has a nice spiced apple/fig taste with nutmeg and cinnamon undertones.