Cobra (1100) - - MAY 31, 2003
Serving size : 22 oz. brown bomber bottle.
Purchased at Whole Foods Market, Vienna, Va. on 3-28-03 for $5.99 each. Purchased 2, just in case.
Well, I don't know what exactly to make of this beer. It pours out a reddish brown color, with barely a hint of head. Lacing clings to the sides of the glass. A few yeast clumps in the middle of the glass on top. Aroma mostly of malts, like Arrogant Bastard. Smells a little like cotton candy. And Circus Peanuts. Very sweet on the palate. Smooth on the palate as well. Coats the tongue with a syrup-like consistency. Not much happening here in the way of hops, at least as far as I can tell. Certainly not 8.5% ABV either. More like 6% ABV, if that much. I'll throw my hydrometer in the next bottle just to make sure. Finishes very smooth. Not a true Belgian Dubble, by any stretch of the imagination. A good beer for now & then, however. Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 6, 2011
Getestet beim LCRBM am 08.09.2007
Sehr fruchtiger, interessanter und etwas überraschender Antrunk. Für 9% ist es nicht gerade sehr stark, die Malzigkeit ist stark, aber nicht übermäßig stark ausgeprägt. Recht eigender Nachgeschmack mit sich deutlich zeigender Karamellnote.
Test vom 30.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,9,9,9,10,9 - 9,05 HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle to Chimay glass. Surprised by how much carbonation remains in this. Dark chestnut brown color, Faded, vegetal hop aroma. Agave nectar, cooked broccoli, cauliflower, and golden brown sugar flavor. Not my favorite in the series but still drinkable for the age. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at Brouwer's, 12/12/12. Light brown/red appearance, head dissipates quickly to ring. Aroma is old dubbel (dark fruits, ester, stale bread). Taste is ... hollow. Surprisingly moderate carb, short dry finish. Oldest beer I've ever consumed, and it feels like it - it was my first of the night, and not inspiring.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
A Mes rate:
Bottle at LCRBM3. Raw and unbalanced. Very fruity, plenty of alcohol. Nothing special at all.
deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has musty, dusty grains with a bit of sweetness. Flavor starts with sweet light grains and finishes with musty grains and dust. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Clear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, malty, chemicales and bread. A flavor of malt, toffee and oxidiexed.Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
This one poured a murky lighter brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was lots of residual sugars, some dark fruits and cardboard. Flavor was a good bit oxidized, medium cardboard, sweet caramel malt and some dates and prunes. Definitely way past its prime but still not qute as bad as i was expecting. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bomber at RBSG. Too damn old. Vegetable soup all over this beer. Not as good, I’m sure, as in it’s prime. jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
Loads of butter and cookie dough in the aroma. Cloudy, amber color, off-white head, fair lace. Strange flavors with smoke, honey and lots of butter. Sticky mouthfeel. Looking at some of the other scores I guess it’s just over the top already.