bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with a huge, fluffy beige head and floaties in the body. Aromas of yeasty and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with a alot fo alcohol falvor to it.left a good feeling in my mouth, but the alcohol actually stung my throat a little bit. Maybe It was just this bottle, but it justy seemed too storng for a double.
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma was way more sweeter and fruitier than the flavor. Aromas of cherry and currant prevailed with some caramel and molassas in there too. The flavor was very malty, with a tinge of sour viniousness to it.
Pretty good stuff.
shadey (1981) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark color, but red appears when its held up to the light. Head is a light tan cream. Aroma is pretty complex. Spicy and estery. The flavor is very dynamic and changes considerably from the time it hits your lips to the semi-dry finish. The begining is the spicy esters evident in the aroma, but the finish is a more subtle dark chocolate. The palate is full bodied and carries itself very well. I like this beer.
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich creamy tan head tops this brown beer. Aroma is dominated by malty caramel and liquorice, which is also found in the flavour. The latter is predominantly sweet, but is balanced by subtle bitterness. There are hints of fruit and coffee as well. Good carbonation, full body. A very harmonious, somewhat subtle and definitely balanced trappist dubbel, maybe that is why it is so undersung?
blankboy (6466) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 Rerate:
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with a huge lasting rocky off-white head. Nice lacing. Very nice complex aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruit and more. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, brown sugar, hops and alcohol -- very flavourful. Medium bodied. Truly fantastic, this is one of the top Dubbels in my opinion.
Original rating: 184.108.40.206.15: 3.6
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Smokeless Joe. Pours a bubbly murky dark reddish-brown with a small light-brown head. Mild sweet aroma of malt, fruit and a touch of hops -- it smells great. Sweet malt flavour was good but not as good as expected after that great aroma. I quite liked it but it didn’t knock my socks off.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Sweet apple and molasses aroma with hints of fig. Slightly nutty flavor with plenty of fruit and brown sugar. Weird soapy flavor in there as well. It’s good beer but not as enjoyable as the tripel.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark mohagony color with a dense rocky head. The fruity esters from the yeast combine wiht the rich malty aroma for an intense pleasurable sensation through the nose. The flavor is everything the aroma offers and more. Light in body and rich in flavor with an incredible balance of sweet, malty, and rich aromas and flavors.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big beige head on a light ruby brown body. Smells very much of yeast, red wine, and some spiciness, awesome. Taste has a nice balace of sweetness and sourness, with a bit of brown sugar and rum. Very delicious.
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, rusty brown. Yumm. Much richer and deliciouser than the Trippel. Definitely a repeater worthy of repetition.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown reddish color with a brown head. smells yeasty, malty, and fruity. taste is all the same that you can pick up from smelling it. surprisingly very good, and gets better as the glass nears the bottom. 500+ ratings cant be wrong. good beer, try it if you see it.