Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Abita, oh Abita with my low expectations you have wow’d me! You had me at hell yeah! This poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma is nutty with some caramel, cherries, and toffee. The flavor is a bit sweet with some caramel, toffee, cherries, oak. This is sweet and sour and better than many Belgian made Dubbles I’ve had. Holy crap I love being totally wrong about beer expectations.
dbhenry (122) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep amber color with a nice head, this ale emphasizes its extraordinary malt flavoring, caramel and subtle fruit. The hops are moderate in intensity, allowing the wonderful malt flavor to shine through. This is a truly great ale.
bustedukulele (6) - USA - MAY 7, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nuts, brown, hazy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter,
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First the executive summary: Take a typical Abby Dubbel, and add a woody taste, *WAY* up front to the tastes typically present in a dubbel, and you’ve got this beer. Now, the full review: Poured a cloudy maroon color with a medium sized head with lots of persistence. Nose of plums, prunes, roasted malts, and wood. Wood was way out front in the taste, apparently picked up from the wooden cask in which the beer was conditioned, with notes of dark fruit, typical of a dubbel, behind the woody taste. Short, understated bitter hop finish. This was an interesting American/Louisiana twist on an abby dubbel, and was really quite good! Abita doesn’t publish the ABV but it’s probably high; two pints of this stuff kicked me in the ass.
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. Bready and lots of caramel. Some clove. Slight alcohol. Had at a tasting thanks to Ryan P.
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Hazy orange copper color, light brown soapy head. fruity aroma of dates, clove. fruity flavor has a nice rich malt character, clove, sweet raisins. Lots of sugars. Alcohol is very well hidden.
jimhilt (2397) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear mahogany/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose. Flavor is sweet and sour dark fruit - that’s different but it is very drinkable. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pour with foamy head that disappears a little quick. Good lacing. Aroma is good, but a little light for my preference. Taste is great with hints of vanilla, banana, and big malt flavor! Love it. Also very "clean" tasting with just the right amount of hop after taste for this style.
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zoucrew102 (501) - - JUN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice sweet caramel aroma with dark fruit notes and clove. Pours reddish amber with a decent off white head. Taste is strong caramel to start with a very sweet dark fruit finish with a hint of clove. The flavors meld wonderfully making this an great Dubbel-style beer.
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ronaldtheriot (1219) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious dark ale with a creamy beige head, nutty aroma, and dark amber and somewhat cloudy appearance. The taste is very bready and caramel notes are present. It has a heavy mouth feel, but no alcohol taste was detected. It is very strong, however, so one is warned. Should pair well with spicy foods or even better as simply a stand-alone beer.