drfabulous (5569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark. Rich. Creamy. Hint of cherry. Nice malt taste. Not what you can buy everyday, but lovely.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark cloudy reddish amber with pale firey highlights. Thick and creamy light tan head with a mild aroma of molasses and fruit. What a complex flavor though! j_b had it right with "cherries, raisins, malt, brown sugar..." there is definitely a yeast component but not over-powering. Very small alchohol presence in the flavor... but a nice little warmth in the back of the throat. Very very good!
Jerre (3033) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Bottle, 33 cl. Re rated.
Aroma yeast, fruits, caramel.
Mouthfeel is sharp and prickly.
Taste dark fruits, plum, fig - but the mouthfeel ruins this brew for me.
jb (2701) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My idea of a perfect looking beer. Hazy burnt orange with a thick tan head. Not much of an aroma. Palate explodes though. Cherries, raisins, malt, brown sugar, some yeastiness but the alcohol is well hidden. I found it interesting some thought the nose was subdued with a decent palate and others thought exactly the opposite!
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz, best before 04/01/08 Pours a hazy mahogany with a little bit of garnet and a one finger beige head in my Chimay chalice. Aromas of yeast, dusty powdered sugar, roasty and caramelly malts, a little raisins. Like most dubbels Iíve rated, the aroma isnít terribly strong, but it is quite nice. Flavor is much more pronounced, with lots of yeast and toffee malts and raisins, and the blunted dusty powdered sugar is also a bit stronger than the aroma. This probably is one of the more bitter dubbels, which might not really be saying much. There may or may not have been a tiny bit of grassy hops--I thought so but I could be making it up. Dry finish, which I wasnít really expecting after the the creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied, mod-high carbonation. The head lasted me til the end, so I dunno what cab is talking about. Also, I liked this one quite a bit better than the Rochefort. Very good.
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, but a bit light in the body.
The head disappear to fast, Rochefort is a better buy, any day.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 Aroma lightly mtoasted malts, plum and yeasty. It pours murky brown with a mostly diminishing light brown head. Taste is moderatly birtter and acetic, I was hoping for a better balance. Light to medium body creamy soft and a bit alcoholic. A nice pour, when you cant afford a Rochefort 10, 8 or 6.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. dark marroon pour with huge tan head. A lot of sediment. malty, nice cherries, just a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Very smooth and the flavors quietly build up as you drink this. Cherries are dominant, figs. nice carbonation. a little oak and malts. Very nicely balanced. Dry finish
desurfer (1268) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly opaque brown with a large beige head. Aroma of cherries, oak, and ripe fruit. Some yeastiness as well. Flavor is enormously rich and complex. An initial sweetness with raisin and prune notes gives way to a dry tartness. Very little hops are present, and the alcohol is hardly noticeable. Lacing is thick and uniform down the inside of the glass. Overall a subdued but very enjoyable beer.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33lt Bottle. Wonderful chestnut brown/red color. Creamy, thin head. Yeasty and malty aromas with hints of fruit and alcohol. Very interesting complexity of tastes : raisins, grapes among others. Very refreshing and enjoyable beer. A great Dubbel.