IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Nose of plums, spice, and caramel; Hazy brown with a big tan head thats slowly disapates, lacing the glass lightly; flavor of sweet caramel, spicy malt, and dark fruit, with some oaky notes. Body light-medium with a tiny smidgeon of bitterness in the finish.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aromas of big raisin, caramel, slight chocolate, candi sugar. Flavor is roasty notes, caramel, raisin, candi sugar, and light chocolate. Palate is airy but full bodied. Feels soft in the mouth. Easy drinking. Nice brew..
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Strong fruit malt aroma. Dark brown color with medium off white head. Flavor is roasted malt with bitter finish. Dried fruit notes. Bubbly carbonation on the tongue. Good overall.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ML Bottle-Poured a dark ruby red/brown w/almost no head. Had a little sediment in it. Rich, smoky, woodsy flavor of peat, dough, malt, rasians & dates. Somewhat sweet. Flavor definatly grows on you as you drink it. Somewhat wine like, somewhat like an amber. Very smooth. Good carbination & lacing w/a long finish.
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Wonderfully pungent aroma, faint head, cherry in both colour and taste with a tiny hint of a hoppy aftertaste.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 33cl bottle from the Systembolget. A puff on gunsmke on opening, and a volcanic spotted tan head despite a slow pour that popped and crackled down to a thin, lasting cap above a ruby red and brown body.
The aroma confused me - mushrooms and earth and paper mache. Expected some dark fruit and malt, but struggled to find it. It smelt old - a touch oxidized.
This translated to the taste, which was a little thin, dry and a nice hoppy bitter finish. The mouthfeel was slightly electrically charged, like the sensation you get immediately after an electrical storm. There is some caramel in there, but not much, and a suggestion of strawberries.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dates, sweet smelling but quite dry in flavor. Well balanced and nice, but nothing to rave about.
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, at Belgian Beer Café, Rio de Janeiro. Pours dark brown with a creamy medium head. Fruit and malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor. medium body and medium bitterness. I was expecting more body but it’s is a good beer
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut brown with a rocky towering beige head. Aromas of unspecified fruit and soft yest. A little figgy raisiny fruit and soft sweet malt. The mouthfeel is much softer after swirling the last of the bottle to stir up the yeast before finishing the pour. Still, I found it to be on the thin side. I think I prefer some of the other dubbels I’ve tried, but that goes against the general consensus here.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with thin head. Aroma is malt and yeast with some raisin and nuts. Flavor the same. Dry finish. Light on palate.