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RATINGS: 1051   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Allagash Dubbel Reserve boasts a dark malty taste. The finish is dry with subtle hints of chocolate and nuts. With time, Allagash Dubbel Reserve will mature in the bottle and acquire distinctive port and sherry characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Big head, medium reddish body, fruit with good spice in the nose, lighter color and more clarity than I’d expect from a dubbel. Distinct alcohol flavor, carrying through to the finish, with spices and medium sweetness. Some good maltiness and perhaps a slight woodiness, fairly noticeable finishing bitterness. This doesn’t seem well-balanced for the style; too much bittering and the alcohol is not well enough hidden. Leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Thoroughly unimpressive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Panzuriel (1384) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Wine like and some whoight sour aroma. Red hued liquid with creamy foam. Tastes fruity and sour in a bad way. The after taste lingers a little too long for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Light brown. Nice head. Very fruity, estery aroma. Medium-to-full body. Malty. Some chocolate. Some alcohol aroma and flavor. Reminds my of a less complex Westy 12. Still a damn good beer. They’re making some nice ones up there in Maine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Tawny in color (chill haze). Very estery/spicy in aroma. This beer tastes like Allagash’s White Beer, albeit a dark version. Spice your double like a wit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Gunpowder, cocoa undertones, a bit of alkalinity, some heather aromas, Chimay yeasty qualities, good stiff foam. I’m in love. Thanks, Jeff!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Light aroma and flavors. More like a session beer than a Belgian. A decent effort though short of gaining my wish to acquire anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2002
This beer poured a very dark reddish amber color and formed a small bubbly white head that left only a small amount of lace. An aroma of malt and spice and a touch of caramel. The flavor was of malt, a hit of caramel and spice that vanished quickly. Also a hint of the alcohol in the aroma and taste. The finish was very light and dry and void of of any of the tastes and aroma before. I was hesistant to try this due to what I heard about it. While not a bad of beer as others have said, it is not as good as some of their other beers and weak for it’s style. But a good beer, if not outstanding, nontheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Cloudy reddish-brown in color, huge sticky foamy head, leaves a clingy lacing in my glass, a lot of floaties. Malty fruity yeasty bubblegum aromas, fruity caremel apple banana flavors, medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel, finishes sugary sweet, a good solid dubbel.
Earlier Rating: 7/28/2002 Total Score: 3.8
Creamy head , fruity aroma, caremel-chocolate-nutty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2002
RE-Rate 7.28.02- Can’t believe i rated this without comments the first time! A finely crafted dubbel with essences of oak, sherry, dried apples, plums, chocolate, and a hint of candied sugar. A very complex and well rounded dubbel that improves in aroma and flavor as the beer warms. At $5 a 750 this is a steal. I just need the self control to lay down a couple of bottles for aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Obscured copper with tons of suspended particles. Thick, clingy and compact tan head. Minimal carbonation. Damn if I didn’t smell peanut butter for a second there. Some earthy, spicy, savory aromas with brown sugar mingling about. Mellow and light on the tongue, almost cask like. Medium light body. Earthy and herbal followed by a fruity undertone that rises long after the swallow. Hints of tartness mixed in with the relatively dry body. I like the feel of this. Quite the interesting flavors going on, and this is well over 2 years aged. Funny how the ABV is higher than the Dubbel Reserve? Anyway, has an escaping dark brown sugar sweetness that builds towards the finish. Malts are dryish and counter the sweetness well. Finishes richer, a bit yeasty and mildly chalky. Sure it’s an off the wall Belgian Double but age this and see how drastically it changes.

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