blackisle (1516) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep mahogany brown with a ruby hue, small frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma is roasted malts, dried dark fruits, brown sugar, gruut herbs, resinous, fortified wine, bit woody; taste is light heavy sweet and medium bitter, short to average duration, malty, bit fruity, herbal, resinous sweetbitter finish; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; not your ordinary Dubbel, nice.
ForlornHope (286) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Red-brown colour with an off-white head. The pour disturbs the sediment, so my sample has a fair bit of yeast in suspension. Not much aroma, the usual slight yeast and sugar notes. Taste is slightly sweet with some balancing bitterness. Quite rich on the palate with tastes of sweet malt, dried fruits and dusty cocoa. Only average as far as dubbels go.
seynie (298) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer with a small head. Dark malts, spices, nuts, some grapes, some alcohol as well. Not too sweet, dry and mineral in the finish. Pleasant beer
PeatyPete (701) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle under the name Dubbel Dark. Donkebruine color with beige head. Aroma of caramel and candy sugar. Taste of sweet malt, candy and some ripe fruit.
GuideDogSaint (907) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
340ml bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. Sweet finish. Average.
thanatosti (1305) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl. bottle @ Robert’s Pub, Veenendaal.
Clear brown with an off-white head. Caramel aroma with hints of honey. Sweet taste with a slightly metallic undertone. Unremarkable dubbel.
Grumbo (967) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from an unrecorded source. Poured a hazy chestnut brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is a mix of spice and perfume along with nutmeg, nut, chocolate and caramel malts. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Medium sweet, with low level bitterness. OK...
MMR (648) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I wasn’t too impressed by this Abbey Dubel. The mixture of spices never seems to find a real balance and I missed a specific character.
DJoer (1113) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium mokka head, dark brown colour, malts sweet candy like maple sirup like smell, medium carbonation low bitter some metall coffee sweet taste
Yayita (44) - - FEB 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’d call it green. A dubbel that has not fully fermented. Ugly bubbly head, no aroma complexity, some malt flavors... A poor representative of a great style.