dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Powerful aroma, raisin, sugar, plum, chocolate, beautiful cloudy purplish brown, flavor of sweet malt, grape, raisin, plum, something different ... unique flavor, of an odd initial aromatic bitterness. Finished sweet. Very enjoyable and unique.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This trappist lies somewhere between a Chimay Red and Ommegang, being slightly less enjoyable than either. The aroma was quite bold: fig, raisin, apple. Flavor was a little to burnt for my liking, but still had the great caramel maltiness. Felt a little of the burn on the tongue.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This will certainly not be the last time I drink this beer no matter how terrible it might be… I’ve got a source on this one for $2.75 per bottle.. HaHaHaHaHa!!!
Rating # 495
Pours a deep dark mahogany body, and an insanely thick and rocky tan head. The aroma is rather cola like.. Chocolaty, with raisins, and dates, yeasty, and notes of old damp oak.
Nice roasty flavor! Long suggestions of brown sugar, Toffee malts, pumpernickel bread, almonds, black pepper, and candied yams baked with brown sugar and charred marshmallows. Noting some suggestions of ripened summer Cherries dipped in chocolate fondue. Plenty of pepper and yeast in the finish… very velvety lush mouth-feel.
A very nice Double, I’ll age a few.. and, well, at $2.75 a bottle.. this could become regular drinking around here! Divine, I tell you!
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 A beautiful beer with cream-white head and a dark golden body. A spicy and smoked taste with hints of malt and coffee, with a bitter aftertaste. It has a good and sharp mouthfeel, and is overall a good beer.
Pimgref (86) - Gorinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with beige head. Chocolat, caramel, coffee little bit spicy taste.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goodo cho0colatey brown color with a whopping large head. Aroma is a strong of wheat but has a good smell of grapes hiding behind it. The flavor is a very full bodied dubbel. A good oily palate really balances this beer out well and makes it very enjoyable.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Bottle dated 19/08/05. Beer pours (in Westmalle glass) a dark brown-red liquid with an enormous amount of cotton-soft topped off-white head that dissipates somewhat, but lingers and looks great. Aroma is of brown sugar, dark plum, raisins, sweet fruit, port, chocolate. Flavor is of plum, raisin, port, only vaguely sweet but brown sugar, chocolate, with a faint, but noticable hop taste which slightly mars this excellent product. Otherwise, the ending is smooth and clean. Also has a wonderful mouthfeel. Sampled at 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice amount of off-white head. The head stays forever and the beer is excellently carbonated. Aroma is filled with spice. Taste has a great spice to it that starts kind of sweet and goes down very smooth. I think i got hints of apple in the taste too. Very good trappist.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2004 Rating #2 Bottle. A ruby brown color with a laced tan head. The aroma has roasted malts and banana. Alcohol, caramel and dry malt flavors. Rating #1 (7 3 7 4 16) Bottle @ Toronado. A ruby brown color. Ginger, brandy, dark malts, and wood. A smooth, rich full bodied beer.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown color with a creamy beige head and lote of sediment. Lightly friuty and spicy aroma. Nice grape, malt, nutmeg and pepper flavors. Tons of carbonation.