diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Murky brown body. Caramel-brown head, mostly diminishing. Nose of caramel. Initial moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish. I really like the spiciness and bitterness in the flavour. But maybe a little bit watery. A very nice brown beer indeed.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hazy dark amber with a small beige head. Brilliant fruity candy aroma, with caramel there too. Mild caramel flavour, with some boiled lollies there too. Finish is suprisingly bitter. Medium bodied, but a bit watery in the finish. Not bad.
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great brown beer, nice big beige foam and good carbonation. Very malty aroma, soft sweetness in the nose and touches of spices and nuts. Taste is nutty, malty with burned edges and hints of dark brown sugar. A very nice brown beer.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Licquoricey and subte fruit aroma. The dark reddish appearance is alluring and similar to Westvleteren 12. Licquorice flavour becomes even more apparent in the aftertaste. Tasty and quite fruity for a brune and though it’s quite high in alcohol, it doesn’t knock you out!
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plums and apricots in the nose with a bit of roasted toffee. Caramelized candy sugars and dark fruits on the palate with a clean mouthfeel. Vanilla flavors come in more prominently as it warms with a bit of nuts and bread. Very nice clean malty finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish / brown colour with a frothy white head. malty aroma with hints of yeast and some dark fruit. Sweet malty flavor with lots of dark fruit and hints of yeast. Well balanced alcohol finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Not much to look at, a muddy brown in color and clarity, but the tan head is nice. For a while. Nice sweet malt aroma with juicy fruits, cherries and plums. The alcohol is barely detectable in the malty taste, but the fruits come through along with some vanilla and sweet spices. The finish is dry and clean. Nice dubbel.
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Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tawny color with small light brown head. Note of vanilla in the aroma.Malty and fruity taste with nice sweetness.
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BBE 03/2007)
Beautiful portwine ruby (after adding all extra yeast, almost brown), big brown fluffy head, lace. Aroma has plums, hops, alcohol and hints of rye bread mixed with sugar. Medium-bodied. Tasty, nutty palate. Figs and plums. In the middle alcohol carries a bit harder and metallic flavor, finishing to oaky notes. Dry aftertaste. Excellent dubbel.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jacob Lövenlunds place. Brown colour with a big baige head. Light malty fruity aroma and a strong fruity nutty taste. Medium to full body and a sweet finish.