DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Yeastly aroma with hints of woodsy maltiness. Fruits, plums and prunes in the nose as well. Very earthy aroma. Nearly opaque mahogany color with tannish/yellow head. Chocolate malts to start followed by a sour maltiness towards the finish. Mild smokiness in the finish as well. Very SILKY and smooth. Great beer. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2004
on tap. Deep garnet pour with a 2cm tan head. Macerated raisin aroma, typical of a double...also ethanol detectable on the nose. Wow, this is very smooth and silky. Definate raisin with mild alcoholic undertone. A delicious beer. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2003
(Draught) Headless with a deep copper body. Roasted malt nose. Slight whiskey and fruity flavours. Good. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 I expected a lot, but as MartinT pointed me out, it's far from a typical dubbel and I'm happy not to see it in that style on the site database. It's basically dark brown with very fugacious head, well-laced nevertheless. Neglectable carbonation. The nose reminds of chocolate milk. Weird malt taste.. I don't know how to qualify it, flat malt comes to mind. The texture reminds of coke, somewhat powdery, but very smooth and sliding on the tongue. Overly sweet and definitely not one that impressed me. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 08-Oct-03: Rigor Mortis double Biere d'Abbaye #20 (7.5%) April 2002 Bottle-conditioned. Fruity sweet malty aroma. Dark brown with red tones. Finger of tan head that recedes quickly with very good lacing. Malty, candy-sugar sweet flavour with some nuttiness and a slight earthiness in the finish with final alcohol on the tongue. Smooth mouthfeel. This is a dangerously easy-drinking beer.
21-Sep-03: 5-3-7-5-16-3.6 Big aroma - malty with something funky in there... Definitely odd although not necessarily bad. Beautiful deep brown colour with a finger of head of tight small dense bubbles. Some lacing. Good malt flavour roasted malts initially apparent rounded out by asweet caramel flavour with a touch of alcohol warming in the finish. Mouthfeel of this beer is absolutely fantastic. It just slides easily across the palate and eases down the throat. A pleasure to drink. Definitely a beer I would have again (and again) but there's something about that aroma I'm not quite sure about... On tap.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
Deep brown colour, nice beige head, shy sweet aroma of chocolate and red berries. Big malty flavor, roastiness upfront, pretty sweet, some bitter chocolate, a touch of alcohol and an illusion of smoke in the finish. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Deep amber in color with a nice tan head.Small fine bubbles.Aroma is malty,yeast/bready with a touch of fruit esters.A much different approach than most doubles but I enjoyed it. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2003
Dark brown. Substantial tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, berries, chocolate, & band-aid. Full bodied. Flavour is quite malty (caramel) w/ a yeasty, fruity quality. Alcohol comes through quite strongly in the finish. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
Brown in colour. Aroma of caramel, malt, chocolate and yeast. Flavour of dark chocolate, meadium bitterness, berries, yeast. Finishes with a lingering medium bitterness. As Martin said, this is slightly cloying. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2004 Caramel malt with sweet berries…Flemish Sour undertones, but not enough to be a real oud bruin...Cloying for a dubbel(?!)…