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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clueo (159) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a mild head. The prominent smell is raison and plum. The beer tastes sweet and the finish is similar to a sweet port.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1314) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into an official Allagash tulip glass. It was bottled on 4/3/14 and cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).

Appearance: Pretty chestnut red/mahogany hue. Pours to a two-finger, off white, foamy head which retains and laces fairly well.

Smell: Estery and fruity, though surprisingly mild.

Taste: Allagash is one of my favorite American breweries when it comes to making Belgian-style beers. Ironically enough, I’ve never actually had their Dubbel Ale out of the bottle until now (I had it on tap at the brewery and it was excellent). The palette is fruity, sweet and slightly smoky. It reminds me a homebrew dubbel I made, actually. Anyway, the taste is fine – I get a distinct cherry flavor, some plum or other stone fruit, and maybe some fig. There’s a slightly soapy character from the yeast, as well as some smoke or dry astringency on the finish. I was hoping for something more robust, but this is fine.

Drinkability: While Allagash Dubbel meets the criteria for a “big beer” at 7% ABV, it definitely doesn’t drink like something big at all. The mouthfeel is calm, though far from flat. The texture and finish is smooth with no alcohol warmth whatsoever. There’s not much in the way of aftertaste, which is nice since there’s no cloying or drying sensation – but some residual flavor would be nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Purchased on a trip to Maine. Pours a dark brown-amber colour with a warm cap. Rich taste of caramel malts, vanilla and mild grass. Fruity malt nose with hints of nuts. Even coconuts flavours. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (372) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours a light chestnut color with minimal head, lots of effervescence notable. Aroma is cherries, raisins, dark fruits, maltiness. Taste is sweet dark fruits, malty, but not overly rich to the point of being cloying. Very well balanced and really nice carbonation. Slight roasty nuttiness also present. Probably one of the best dubbels I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1064) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with large beige spongy head, doughy aroma, slightly sweet spicy taste, high carbonation, long finish with sour aftertaste. Vwry nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Poured into a chalice from a 750 ml bottle, batch #96. Aroma of chocolate, roasted grain, brown sugar, cherry, caramel. Dark amber color with a reddish hue, small one finger head that maintains and leaves lacing. Nice balanced flavor, chocolatey, nutty, and spicy with just the right sweetness, almost like a dry stout with less roasted grain. Medium body, thin and creamy texture, average carbonation, dry finish. A fine rendition of a Belgian Dubbel. You could pair this with many different kinds of food, I had it with liver and onions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (400) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip glass..cherry/maroon color with off white head..aroma of cherries, plums,toffee..malty,fruity taste..very good dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
Gift from the brewer, who visits Belgium regularly. Thick, sticky, off-white head, colour a misty copper. Interesting aroma of caramel, tomato, kahlua, iron, nutmeg, some tobacco; taste kicks of with dried fruits, a hint of smokiness, somewhat metallic, caramel-like malts, spicy accents, somewhat resinous, smooth mouthfeel, finish with a peppery, American hoppiness, aromatic and long. Basically an American interpretation of a Belgian dubbel and in that respect lacking the Belgian spicy yeastiness and fruitiness, but that doesn’t make it less interesting - on the contrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (342) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Thinner than I’d expect for the style, the basic maltly and fruity tastes, with a slight hint of sweet apples. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2469) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a dark rusty caramel color with a finger or two of eggshell foam. Nose has a mix of dark dried fruit, belgian candi sugar, toasted malt and undertones of fig and cocoa dust. The palate follows nicely with a soft caramel nutty backbone and layers of dried fruit, cherry, fig, date, raisin and a hint of round dark cocoa lingers into the finish.

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