JoeZasada (317) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2007
Nice aroma. Thin head, nice aroma. Lightly malty, a bit fruity, kind of a light trappist ale. Some sediment when you pour, and a nice complex flavour. A good beer... not quite a rochefort, but stands on it’s own quite well. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Best by 05/16/2008. Sampled in my Westmalle challis. The beer pours to an unfiltered deep brown body with a thin khaki head. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of raspberries amongst the strong port wine and fresh unfiltered grape juice. How the heck does it smell this much like grapes? The flavor is a grapey sweet yeasty tobacco-like malt. The palate is creamy and juicy. Nice medium body. mar (5444) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 much better than the orval i had. this seemed to taste a little sweeter as i got farther into the bottle. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours a nice reddish mahog color. Small white poofy head and has a nose of fruit and yeast. Tastes a little like buble gum and goes down smooth with aftertaste of fruit and spice. Good but not my favorite. derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Rich smooth flavor with a long dry aftertaste. There’s a rich, chocolatey flavor that precedes a slight hoppy finish.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 Bottle. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is candy sugar with slight malt and dark fruit characteristics. Taste is malt and candy sugar up front, and on the back end I detected some hints of plum, raisin, and spices like cinnamon and maybe coriander. An absolutely wonderful dubbel, and one of my all-time favorites. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Dark, translucent brown with a bit of an orange tinge. Impressive sticky, light brown head. Aroma is fresh and sweet, with suggestions of both sweet malt and candi sugar. Something a little sharper underneath, as well. Taste is dominated initially by sweetness, but there is some complexity beneath. There are hints of cloves, cinnamon, cherries, alcohol, and a bit of stewed dark fruit. Nice hoppy finish. Another one that requires further study. rayg1 (594) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Poured agressivly to reveal a thick light brown head. Whiffs of yeast and dark sugars hit the nose instantly flollowed by dates and a touch of spice. Taste is incredibly sweet and malty. Hints of brown sugar and cinnamon are noted while sipping in addition to the flavors described above. Alcohol was hidden much better than the in the triple and I like it much better. Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 The aroma of chocolate and coffee is deceptive. The flavor is soft, of red fruits, especially cherry. Light and cooling, final alcohol lightly bitter taste...........................O aroma de chocolate e café engana. O sabor é suave, de frutas vermelhas, especialmente cereja. Álcool leve e refrescante, final levemente amargo. Licorosa. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 15, 2007
330 mL bottle. Brown with a fizzy head. Aroma of dark fruit and yeast. Taste of dark fruit, spices, and a slightly alcoholic warmth to the finish.