OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2006
11.2 oz bottle Pours beautiful dark almost black witha creamy offwhite head that laces the sides of the trappist glass. Aroma is some yeast, and some candied sugar. Flavor is a nice blend of caramel and roasted malts, some plum and raisin as well. Palate is light and airy and pretty well carbonated. Feels good in the mouth. Finishes a little dry. Not bad. thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Pour is a cloudy brown with a huge white head. Aroma is hard to detect but there are some malts showing up along with a nice whiff of alcohol. Flavor is slightly woody and with an aftertaste of bananas. Not the best Belgian by a longshot but worth a try. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Best by 0504: Pour is light clear brown with a thin off white head...smell is sweet with earth fruits, some yeasty wood ande earthy dirt notes...nice aroma...taste is very sweet and prune juicish first...somewhat watery mouthfeel...some bitter hop notes coming out in the finish with a nice building bitterness...this was great before and after the flavor, that is the appearance is good, aroma good, finish good...taste and palate complexity not so much... bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with an off-white head. Light malt aroma with some yeast. Malt and candi sugar flavor - too sweet. Some background fig fruitiness, but not much going on. Aurelius (5662) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Stinky, sulphury, alcohol aroma. Dry, musky beer, moderately tart, moderately bitter. Finishes off lightly sweet with a woody bitterness. I’m wondering if I’ve gotten a bad bottle or if I’ve got palate shock and the Affligem Dubbel was so much better. That’s saying something, since I thought the Affligem was weak. Good Belgian bottle, fair label, dark brown. Small bottle, in the Val-Dieu Christmas Gift Pack.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
brewtopia 11-12-05. Poured dark mahoganey, small whtish head. Nose was roasted malts. Flavor was sweet sour with raisins. Nice. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
Brown reddish colour with an off white head. Faintly roasted malty aroma with hints of a caramel sweetness. Sweet malty flavor with dark fruit notes. Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 33) Very dark brown-red appearance. Looks pretty with lacings. Unharmonious flavor. Too sweet and with a slightly sour note. I even taste some metal. Sticky palate. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark chestnut brown with a tint of red and a handsome and thick, off-white head. Roasted, caramelish aroma. Sweetish flavours of roasted malt. OK, but not exactly a great beer. 111105 elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Pours from the bottle a gorgeous coppery brown with a creamy medium light beige head and nice lacing. Fantastic, earthy pungent aromas of fruit and leaves. Sliky smooth flavors of caramel, cocoa and roasted nuts finish with just a subtle hint of alcohol. Flavors and complexity change pleasantly til the end. Very nice.