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 (1142) - 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 (5427) - 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.
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Was not what I expected, it was too light, perhaps I drank it a little warmer, but it was not as I have heard it is.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic belgian dubble. Dark brown - malty and caramel but also a little fruity and sweet. All in all very good.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep chesnut brown...medium beige head. Malty fruity aroma. Compared to the tripel this one puts the malts way out front in the taste...sweet, but not overly so. Fruity alcohol zip is nice. Finishes with a surprising hop dryness. Very complex and tasty. I like the tripel better, but this one is a fine ale.
Eructoblaster (3708) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown cloudy body topped with a good off-white foamy head. Superb vineous aroma with yeasty and fruity notes. Enjoyable hoppy taste that perfectly hides the alcohol. It carries various sweet and fruity notes. Ends with a decent and warming bittersweet finish. Excellent Dubbel!
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow, after julrey’s excellent comment there’s not much else to say! My bottle poured with a fantastic creamy head, and the beer itself appeared a dense, murky brown color. Complex flavors going on here, but smooth and malty to my tongue. Interesting fizzy palate. This was my first trappist ale, and I’m impressed.