MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish mahogany, bit puffy white head slides downward to form a brownish, creamy film. Great nose, chocolate covered cherries, raisins, and prunes. Quite tasty, chocolate, dark fruit, lots of candy sugars. Richly sweet in the finish, leaves a nice aftertaste hanging about. Almost enough to make me rethink my less-than-spectacular opinion of dubbels.
WMMALASKA (10) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one fabulous beer. Almost makes me want to become a monk. One of the single greatest beers in the world lives up to it’s reputation in every way.
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - MAR 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i think my bottle might need a bit more aging. it tastes quite young to me. so i might re-grade this in the future.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The site seems to be right about this one -- 3.9 or thereabouts. Rather on the mild side with some moderate hints of complexity. Fruity in the flavor and subdued aroma. A little tart.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice deep amber/brwon hue with a small tan head . Aromas of banana, love, a little pruney. Flavors of the same, but without much depth.
kane (111) - USA - MAR 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours with a lovely off-white head, lasting. high raisin, bananna aroma. nice yeast and caramel malts. dark fruit taste with a malt background, slight bitterness. smooth and easy to drink. very good.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Passage Cafe, Brugge, Belgium. On the red side of amber, with soft white bubbles. Slightly bitter aroma, with medium malt smells with some slight belgian floral characteristics. Taste is a little plain, but i believe it was served to me a little too cold. It took on more of that floral belgian tastes as it warmed up. It was bitter, slightly malty and fairly rich and floral. Somewhat full-bodied, lingering full-ness. A good, balanced belgian, but maybe a bit on the bitter side.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Brown colour with beige/brown mediumsized head. Leaves nice lacing. Caramel and malt in aroma. Very fresh aroma. Fruity and malty taste with hints of hops. Aftertaste is made of citrus and hoppy bitterness. Very wellbalanced.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean caramel malt witha touch of cocoa and dried dark fruits. Bready and winelike with an extremely clean finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a medim light tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast, and sugar. Dark fruit flavor with a sweetness. Bubbly on the tongue. Medium bodied.