Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An extremely good dubbel beer. I think I like this a smidgen better than the Konings Hoeven, but not by much. The only Dubbel I like better is Chimay Red.
This is a wonderfully flavorful beer with the taste of figs and plums, etc.
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. White head. Brown body. Aroma of choccolate and caramel. Flavor smooth and pleasant choccolate hops.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a cloudy dark brown with reddish hints and a beautiful tan head, mostly lasting. Nice lacing. Aroma is very good, mostly spices and malt. Flavour isn’t as complex as expected. It has notes of roasted malt, fruits and spices and a fine dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. I must confess i was expecting a little more of this one. Nevertheless, a very good beer.
greg5783 (10) - Turvey, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours coca-cola esque caramel with beige head that dies down pretty soon. This beer is bottle conditioned so there’s quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Has a pungent yeast and malty aroma. Has a hugely powerful taste without being too bitter. Tastes malty at first, then settles down to a mildly bitter caramel taste which fades out becoming sweeter leaving a pleasant aftertaste that seems to linger for ages.
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Dark, strong taste as well as a delicious aroma. Fruity and bitter sweet. A good beer, I think Ill have another sometime.
Re-rate. Pours a deep mahogany with a rather thin tan head. Aroma is of dark fermented fruits, malt, alcohol, and candy sweet. Has a medium carbonated mouth. Flavor is dark fruits, malty, and slight alcohol. Finishes with a bit sweet with alcohol. Not as strong in flavor as I remember, but impressive none the less. Tasty.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duane shared some of this with me. Sweet fruity aroma as well as some malt too. Like duane said, not extremely complex, but theres enough going on in this one to get me a bit excited. This is one of my first Belgians, and its a pretty good one.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. aroma of malty sweetness with some yeast and bubblegum. deep red amber with a big foamy head which settles down to some pretty decent lace. not hugely complex yet it has noticable changes such as the yeasty notes up front, followed by the apple spice in the middle and then a dry almost tart finish. nice beer.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, rather small off white head. Fruity aroma, some banana? light touch of caramel and malt. Smouth taste, light bitter-sweet finish. Nice one
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heads up very nicely. Aroma of chocalate, caramel, toffee - very very nice. The head is rather dry and, like the tripel, my first thought is that the alcohol dominates the flavor too much. Also, it’s really rather thin in character. Not a top-of-the-lind double to me.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown with tan head. Aromas of bready yeast, sweet dark malt, and dark fruit. Flavor is dark caramel malt and bittersweet dark savory fruit, with a nice yeast bite throughout. Very enjoyable.