Additional Notes: 07/12/22
Sixteen years on and my notes below look a little naive and dated. Having said that I kinda stand by them and it’s still the same color, and for me the beer really lacks the depth that many others can provide. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like this beer – I do, really – but it always feels a little thin in every department. I continue to buy it from time to time when something not quite so hard-hitting is required, but it’s an occasional beer for me rather than a regular in the Belgian rotation.
Original Notes: 01/28/06
Typical Belgian Dubbel appearance, with that rather nasty, dirty dishwater, muddy brown color. Small head and some lacing, but not much.
Fruity alcohol in the nose.
Some dry, yeasty alcohol up front and of course lots of candied sugar. Not much of the Scotch Ale influence, rather a weakish, thin Belgian dark ale that somewhat disappointed me.