DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Almost clear deep copper under a creamy tan head and nice lace. Yeasty, somewhat sour aroma with a few notes of caramel. Medium body complemented by a lively carbonation. Sweet malt flavors of brown sugar and dark fruit. There is also an earthy, spicy, and sour character that balances the malt. A little bitterness comes through in a nicely lasting finish. luckygirl (1222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Beer pours a clear, dark brown color witha small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head that leaves behind nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is heavily malty with notes of sweet toasted grain, caramel, milk chocolate and cookie; A trace of hop with a note of resin/pine; Moderately yeasty with notes of bread dough and damp basement; Light miscellaneous notes include traces of butterscotch, sherry and a light note of alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter with a long, lightly warm, lightly bitter, moderately sweet finish. The body is medium, the texture is watery-to-velvety and the carbonation is lively. This was always a favorite of mine before I started rating, glad to find that it is as nice as I remembered it. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 This is the first time I have had this beer. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with red highlights and a huge khaki head that lingers and produces copious lacing. This is really a very pretty beer. The aroma is sweet and bready with a moderate ripe dark fruit undertone. The flavor is strongly sour with ripe fruits and a hint of caramel and molasses. There is a bitter tangy finish. brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Rich brown with a nice creamy feel. Tasted rich with malt and nuts as well as some fruit. finished well with a nice bitter hop DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Deep brown pour with off-white head. Aroma of peaty cobwebby malts, some Flemish sour hints, some yeasty and fruity notes. The flavor is malty and merloty, with some effervescent fruitiness. Also, some peaty nuts and dark chocolate do come into play late. A nice palate finishes a complex, very interesting beer.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pitch brown. Dense, creamy, off white head. Very roasty chocoffee aroma similar to a stout. Subtle dark fruits, alcohol, and yeast, also. Dubbel? Darkest one I’ve had for sure. Flavor is the reverse of the aroma. Dark fruits, yeast, alcohol, rich malt in front of a roasty chocoffee finish. Finish is more yeasty as it warms. Medium body is a bit thin, smooth. Nice dubbel. badgerben (5379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Brown color with a large, tan head. Slightly chocolate aroma with a large helping of rich malt. More of the same in the taste, but the chocolate stands out a bit more. A few hints of nuts (walnuts or hazelnuts). Very creamy feel. dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2006
This isn’t really very strong for a dubbel. Like the blonde, it tastes a little too wheaty for me. An average dubbel. jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours red-brown with a huge white head. Sweet aroma with dark fruits and a strong yeast character. Hints of spices like cloves. Vinous flavor with that same strong yeast and hints of fruit both light and dark. Somewhat thin. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2006 The aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity with alcohol, raisons, and yeast. The appearance is a dark red-brown with a large foamy head. The flavor is strong with alcohol but not overpowering. There is plenty of caramel, toasted malt and dark fruit. The palate is slightly thin for the style but about right. The finish is wood like and toasted.