bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - AUG 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a beautiful rich brown with a full, slightly creamy head. Starts strong on the palate and then softens with compex flavors and a hoppy, long lasting finish. Great dubbel.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very dark brown with a nice sized off white head. Fruity, raisiny, malty aroma. Flavor was sweet, (dark fruit) and smooth with the alcohol coming through in the finish. Once again, a new style for me, but very good.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola-like notes dominate the aroma. Almost root beer like, with undertones of overripe bananas. The mouthfeel is sharp and prickly, to the point that I can’t fully enjoy the complexity of the body. What I can taste is good - dark fruit, plum, fig - but the mouthfeel ruins this brew for me. Hopefully I just got an overcarbonated bottle...
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I have only managed to have this one a couple of times over the years. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark chestnut color with a small tan head. The aroma reminds me faintly of root beer. The flavor is light malts and a hint of ripe fruit. There is a hint of a sour tang and a fairly bland finish.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk from a Westmalle goblet. Pours reddish-brown with a large, rocky head that recedes to a lovely film-like layer of bubbles that sticks around for the whole show. Aroma of figs, raisins, and candi sugar. Swirling releases some phenolic notes. Candi sugar and dark fruits turn to an interesting, for lack of a better word, perfumey flavor. Dry finish, with a pleasant aftertaste that stays with you.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark honey brown color with copious head. Delicious yeasty malt aroma. Up front it’s all creamy malts, midway though you get a hop kick and then it settles into a lingering cocoa toffe flavor. Beer malted milkshake! Beats it’s spunkier sibling the Tripel flavorwise by a long shot.
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, I like this beer. Very nice rasin/prune/plum aromas and flavors. Very full mouthfeel and alcohol is noticable in the finish. Dark borwn with ruby tints. Pours from the bottle with a huge creamy head. Lace all the way down the glass. Very nice beer
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown with thick head that dissipated quickly. Had a nice raisin/grape with spices aroma to it. Flavor wasn’t as strong as the smell indicated, but was still good. Went down very smooth.
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Hints of candied apples, dried fruits and spices. Very smooth and creamy aftertaste.
canary dog (743) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is grape soda for adults. It smells like grape soda-- that is the first thing I noticed upon pouring this into my goblet. It tastes like grape soda with an almost indescribable mouthfeel-- very fizzy and lively, and almost evaporative. Strange. The alcohol presence is also here, seemingly great for only 7%. A very interesting brew, indeed. I like it!