jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured a hazy brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of toasted malts, caramel, raisins and light florals. The taste was similar to the aroma with bready malts, light toast, some hoppy bitterness and dark fruit esters. Nice.
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Allagash knows what they’re doing, but we all know that. I haven’t had the dubbel because I feel it’ll be close to their tripel, which is a good beer, but doesn’t blow me away—but the Dubbel Reserve is cut from a different cloth. It pours a dark amber color and smells of fruit and sugar. It tastes of fruit and goes down very smoothly with a little bit of an edge to it that makes it unique. It says it’s aged in a cellar, and I wouldn’t mind taking a trip to that cellar to thank it for its great work.
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark ruby pour (brilliant in the sunlight), with a couple fingers of dense off-white foam that lingers. Aroma is mild malt and some spices. Flavor is similarly boring - some malt and slight tang of yeast, but overall watery with no really distinct flavors. Very smooth, and fairly clean finish, but just too weak/boring.
Arseniq33 (55) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle to a tulip. Pours a beautiful dark ruby with a beige head. Smell is yeast, dark malt, chocolate and dried fruits. Almost smells like a sherry aged whisky. There is also a sour smell. Taste is chocolate, cookies and fruits. There is a good bitterness and sourness to it. Dry finish. Excellent!
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Trembling Madness, York. Amber, with a soft haze. Thin, dense, off white head. Sweet fruit malts. Lots of toffee. Not a great deal else. Taste has fruity sweetness. Turns light, estery dry. Light body. Finishes mostly soft, sweet and dry.
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown with a medium beige head that leaves moderate lacing. Nose is of raisins, belgian sugars, chocolate. Taste is of bread, nuts, raisins, chocolate. Body is light-ish for a dubbel with a moderate carbonation. Overall a good dubbel but not a standout.
tfontana (506) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fruity esters. Appearance is hazy brown pour with a little sparkle, tiny white head, nice lacing.Taste is as aroma--Belgian yeast and medium sweet citrus/fruity. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively carbonation. Overall, a nice representative of the style and one I will surely have again.
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beauteous deep gold -brown pour, nice off -white head. Aroma of candied sugar, molasses, figs and other fruit. Great flavor of brown sugar, figs and dates.
rgf001 (297) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Munich Tap House. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast but not as complex as Westmalle. Yeast esters and phenols are subdued, too clean. Does not smell like a belgian yeast fermentation. Appearance is perfect for a dubbel. Body is thinner than expected. Flavors of caramel, toast, plum, raisin, with yeast flavors very subdued. Dry finish. A different yeast or higher fermentation temperature may improve this beer.
dfearnley (1577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Loads of apple, yeast, raisin bread, and sweet grape. Hazy dark amber with a frothy and long lasting 2 cm light tan head. Taste is vegetal, chocolate, dark fruits, yeast and bread. Lovely.