Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
gripweed57 (702) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep copper color topped by a large rocky beige head. Fruit toasted malt nose is nutty with notes of cocoa. Flavor is more nuttiness with notes of cherry and milk chocolate. Subtle yeasty character imparts an earthy dried fruitiness. Silky smooth with nice complexity. Enjoyable.
60minuteman (769) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans Pub. Strong kick, heavy burnt malt, dark fruit, possibly cherry, bittersweet chocolate, a really nice dubbel. Color was ruby gold. Minimal white lace.
clueo (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Chad9976 (1188) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Metalchopz (2296) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SG111 (126) - - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
trapped (798) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Stuedmaster (216) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mstrcrwly (287) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass..cherry/maroon color with off white head..aroma of cherries, plums,toffee..malty,fruity taste..very good dubbel.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.