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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Nice deep color. It lacked something that other’s have. But it is still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Batch 26: A solid performer. I endorse muzzlehatch’s comments below: he writes so much better about beer than I do!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2002
batch 28. dark copper/amber color, huge fluffy head. a kind of ’nutty’ sweetness and hints of winey-ness. didn’t taste the alc too much. Tasted better and better as it warmed.
Earlier Rating: 2/13/2002 Total Score: 2.9
thick, complex, malty. not bad, but missing something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Sweet, like a typical Dubbbel, but finishes drier, like one might expect an American interpretation of the style. Drank from batch 26.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Deep brown color; Huge, fluffy, beautiful head. Nice nose of yeast and caramel. Very mild- a bit taken aback by the mildness. Alcohol is moderate. Some very nice almond notes that were also surprising.
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2002 Total Score: 3.1
Murky brown in color; Thin head with some lingering big bubbles; Burnt raisins, caramel and yeast in the aroma. Chocolate milk. Heavy yeast mixed with the chocolate. Lots of cola hints. ’yeasty vanilla coke’ Very thin palate. Thanks to TrappistAlesRule.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 16, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 May 2002: Dark brown nearly opaque body, medium stable head. Caramelly, yeasty nose with some raisiny character, very nice. I liked the flavor more than most of you; got a lot of smokiness and yeast, and it was reasonably fruity. Very dry finish for a double I thought. Another winner from Allagash. 8/4/7/3/15

May 2005 Draught pint sampled at Great Lost Bear in Portland ME with the illuminating and ruminating ClarkVV. Dark chestnut, lasting whisper of head...gingerbread cookies and thick caramelly malt in huge nose...could be a little yeastier & fruitier, but the mouthfeel is gorgeous and the chocolate notes are just right amidst light acidity and cookies...wow, even better on tap! 8/4/8/5 16 4.1 Rating is an average.
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2002 Total Score: 4
Batch 26; probably quite new. Just an absolutely gigantic head sitting on top of a very dark brown, nearly opaque body. Big aroma of yeast, lots of malt, butterscotch, dates. Flavor a bit subdued; very 'dark', thick and rich, with plum-pudding mouthfeel and spiciness--if anything perhaps too spicy and a little low on the sweetness; hints of coffee towards the finish. Carbonation level just a tad too high at first, but fine after it warms for a half-hour. Worth it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2002
Woah! What the hell am I drinking? This is one of the weirdest beers I’ve ever had! I’ve had Belgian’s, and I like interesting brews, but this is just strange. As quoting Bart Simpson, ’Meh.’ Yeah I said M-E-H Meh!
Earlier Rating: 4/15/2002 Total Score: 3.8
Soapy head is right! This brew did not have the typical belgian complexity, probably because it is not really a belgian ale, but in the Belgian style. Very drinkable, not as high an abv% as some others in the style, but a very drinkable beer nontheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2002
Dark, hazy red. Smooth on the palate. Enjoyed its ’grainy’ malt flavors; not unlike a toasted multi-grain cracker (I know - it sounds weird, but it’s what I tasted). Super dry finish. Its many ’Lager-like’ qualities were somewhat of a turnoff (i.e., light, carbonated, dry, smooth). Yearned for a little more complexity... and maybe a more detectable ’yeasty’ flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2002
Batch 28: Pleasant enough. The color is deep, ruddy amber. The aroma is wonderful -- a mild bubble-gum (the gum you used to get on halloween -- the hard, individually wrapped ones). The flavor is pleasantly sweet with a balancing bitter. Little or no palate/finish. A nice beer that is definitely enjoyable, and it improves as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
Sort of fishy, and not nearly as complex as it should be. A fairly weak attempt at a Belgian-style double.

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