UXO (823) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head and no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: brown sugar, dark fruit, cola, mild coffee and chocolate. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, very mild bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, mildly warming finish. (4/5)
A decent enough dubbel, but it feels a bit light for the style to me, even though the carbonation tends to the soft. There’s a little hop bitterness coming through, and even just the faintest hint of sourness, that isn’t indicated by standard guidelines. Not so much an “abbey dubbel,” perhaps, as an “American dubbel”? (14/20)
rosenbergh (8580) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Anderson Valley Taproom, Boonville, CA. Rated on May 8th.
Clear reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head.
Sweet dried fruits, brown sugar, mild yeast, sweet malt and mild hoppy notes in the aroma.
The flavour is brown sugar, sweetness, dark fruits, yeast, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and dark malt. Strong.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Clear and light brown in color with a pillowy head on top. Sweet breads, dark fruit and molasses in the nose. Flavors of brown sugar, bread, caramel, candied plums, sticky malts and mild alcohol. Not much bitterness at all. Very sweet and a little syrupy. Tasting notes from 9/2014.
Westchesterco (1392) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear dark amber with no head. The aroma is coffee the taste is sweet raisins
Iphonephan (4495) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a light clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of raisins and toast. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth slightly sweet finish.
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with white head. Brown sugar, plum, malty, fig aromas. Dark fruit, malty, candi sugar, fig flavors. Pretty nice drinking American version of a dubbel.
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of candied sugar and malt. The taste is sweet with a slightly bitter dark cherry offset finishing with an spicy and slightly sharp hop bitterness finishing the beer crisply.
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DomD (172) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Candied fruit aroma. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Has a medium sweet taste. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Very nice dubbel.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and skunky with hints of brown sugar, plum, raisin, biscuit, and Sweet Tarts candy. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, and crisp; finishes tart.
Zymurgeist2 (1285) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to tulip. Thick bread malt with moderateate dark fruit (raisin) and slight chocolate. Pours a ruby-brown with strong ruby highlighting throughout. Light brown head leaves quickly after covering the top. Looks slightly oily like a cognac. Taste is bread loaf with slight oxidized like flavor. Molasses and caramel in reserve. Moderate high roastiness is noticeable on the end, with slight alcohol warmth.