papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 Dark hazy brown color with a frothy light beige head and some cinnamon like sprinkles of sediment. Nose is hints of green apple and caramel. Flavor starts peppery with hints of cherry and some yeast with a long dry spicy hop finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut color, hazy, large tan head. Sweet malt, quite soft but assertive in its delivery, raisins, and some yeast. Soft, rich palate. Very well made dubbel in all respects.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, ruddy red-brown with a large tan head (including some dark brown sediment). Cherries, raisin, toast, spice, and a touch of banana in the aroma. Flavor is fairly dry with vinous character, caramel, and touches of cherry around the edges. High level of carbonation gives this beer a zesty mouthfeel. Finishes with alcohol and bitterness. A good beer but not distinctive.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 Bottled
Dark brown. Big creamy brown head. Aroma is fruity, a bit sweet, same time malty and alcoholic. Medium-bodied, carbonated, malty. Bitter aftertaste. (7/5/8/4/15)
Re-rate bottled BB 10/2004: Parfumic and complex aroma, smooth carbonated palate. (9/4/8/4/17)
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge rocky, pillowy head. Yum. Heavy malt and fruity on taste and aroma. Bananas and raisins. Hint of alcohol. Zesty on the tongue - spicy with lively carbonation. Hops emerge towards the finish and then slowly fade away leaving a nice trace of aftertaste. Wonderful!
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice dark brown with a nice long lasting beige head. Nice malty aroma. Medium bodied with a nice mixture of caramel malt and dark fruits. A very pleasant beer.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a light reddish hue around the edges. Thin tan head. Aroma is mildly sweet. Full and shewy mouthfeel. Bread, dark fruit, caramel, and spices. Mild bitter finish. A great dubbel.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Borwn in color,medium sized tan head that lasted for a nice long time and faded to a nice lace.Nice fruity aroma with hints of bread,yeast,malt and what seems almost a tea like character but then i could be dreaming.Very nice flavor up front fruity and sweet with a quick change to mild bitter in the middle and finishing up with a fruit bitterness.The alcohol is noticeable but not to overly so.IMO a very nice brew and well worth trying again.Thanks go to Nexxus for sending this fine brew my way.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown body with yeasty haze, beige head, obviously bottle-conditioned, esters in the nose. Malty, bready, medium sweetness, fruits, bubblegum, light hops.
smoosh (534) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - beautiful color! Deep auburn/reddish body and tightly bubbled tan head. Big, malt and lingering fruit flavor. Lace foloowed nearly all the way down the glass. Very nice!