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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Not nearly as impressed by this as some of the other Allagash offerings. Dark brown color with a strong white head. Aroma was spice filled. The overwhelming flavor to me was one of pepper and I just could not get past that to taste anything else.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (555) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma is nuts and co2. Flavor is caramel and wheat bread. Good all around, but somehow I was hoping for more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (108) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Notes of caramel, toast & raisons. Appearance is a cloudy dark amber with an off-white head good retention. Flavor contains notes of cardboard. Oxidation is evident. Caramel flavors are present with dried fruit flavors. Balance is on the malt side. Mouthfeel is medium full with medium high carbonation. Overall,the beer tastes old. I'm sure it would taste better if it was fresher. I'll give it another try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"somewhat port-like in it’s initail sweetness and complexity, this is a tasty dubbel. chocolate and ripe fruit, a little dough and belgian yeasty spice, and barely noticed alcohol. better than the triple or grand cru."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (787) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnwokedi89 (36) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Aroma: light almost cinnamon in smell. Not over powering but definitely spicy in nature Appearance: cloudy brown almost amber in appearance. Zero top line head. Taste: almost sweet after taste with a smooth finish Overall: well worth the try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (310) - - SEP 12, 2014
Clear, medium to dark amber/copper, tall and persistent mustard color head. Medium body, lean, smooth textured and balanced mouthfeel, low alcohol heat, avg length. Bitter, dry, but a bit less so in the finish. Very malty, hops only impart bitterness. Good beer. Double abbey-style ale, 7% abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Clear, medium to dark amber/copper, tall and persistent mustard color head. Medium body, lean, smooth textured and balanced mouthfeel, low alcohol heat, avg length. Bitter, dry, but a bit less so in the finish. Very malty, hops only impart bitterness. Good beer. Double abbey-style ale, 7% abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
clueo (153) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1200) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2316) - 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.


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