jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Nice-looking dark brown body with big and creamy tan head. Musty and yeasty aroma with notes of spice and malt. Flavor is alcoholic, but not enough to overshadow tastes of of fruits — plum and banana — and spice. Medium to long finish and a pleasant enough mouthfeel if not slightly overcarbonated. unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Nice dark brown color, very little light gets through the glass! Big, bubbly head, some of which lingers on and on, til the brew is gone. The aroma is slightly fruity, maybe dried fruits, raisins, and some malt. The taste is much the same, with an emphasis on the malt, with a dry and somewhat hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel, even after the brew warms to almost room temperature. I don’t really notice the high level of carbonation or alcohol that some have mentioned in their ratings. Overall, this is a very nice dubbell! entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Interesting aroma that reminded me of warm whole wheat toast and apple butter. Brown with tan head that settles down and skims the top of your beer untill you are finished with it. Highly carbonated which a took a bit away in my opinion. Extremely rounded flavor of Chrdonnay and raisins. Rich lingering finish. Highly drinkable. frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2006
This beer is not what I was expecting, but I like it! It pours a dark reddish brown color with a very tall foamy head. Nose is hoppy and dry, but swishing releases a nice roasty malt smell. The carbonation is slightly too sharp, but that’s just to my personal taste. I can pick out several different flavors including candy-ish roasted malt and dark fruit, against a background of mild spicy hops. After a few sips, the beer turns a little sweeter, but is very well balanced throughout. The beer finishes dry, leaving just a slight stickiness behind. Quevillon (3155) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
But au Bistro Belge (St-Hubert, Quéebec), 33 cl. Brun foncée voilée, petit collet blanche. Arome très caramelisé, un peu épicé. Goût légèrement malté et épicé, pas trop alcoolisé.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Beer is a clear, very dark red-brown color with a huge, off-white, frothy, lasting head.<P> Aroma is malty sweet with light notes of toasted grain and nuts, moderate notes of cookie and caramel; hoppy with a moderate note of herb; yeasty with light notes of damp basement/wet cement; moderate-to-heavy notes of spicy alcohol,.<P>The flavor is dry and warm: Moderately bitter, lightly sweet with a long, hot, moderately astringent, moderately bitter finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively. There’s an unpleasant hot feeling in the finish. jefcon (1921) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Beautiful, fluffy, full head and lacing. Deep brown, ruby to dark caramel coloration. Molasses, raisin and fig aromas. Full, champagne bubble palate. Lasting finish is a little sweet, of cane sugar and molasses. Chrysanthemum and apple. good yeast presence throughout. This is a gorgeous dubbel. Ratman197 (15200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2006
330 ml bottle 2003 vintage poured a hazy deep russet with a large lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of plums, dates, spices, grapes and some faint vinous notes. Palate was light to medium bodiede. Flavors of spice, grape, apple and yeast with a crisp slightly sweet finish. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with a massive beige head.. Aroma is spices and sweet malt and yeast. The flavour is spices alcohol and some cellar notes. Beutiful ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2006
typically belgian in taste, though a little softer than most. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a large fluffy beige head. Quite a nice beer, after taste a little disappointing..