Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark complexion, hinting to a deeper roasted flavor than one might think for the style. Syrupy, fruit sweetness in the middle, bitter end.
superspak (1480) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 12 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, banana, prune, clove, pepper, molasses, toast, caramel, candi sugar, dark bread, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt, fruity, and spicy ester notes; fairly strong on the spicy and earthiness. Taste of raisin, prune, banana, molasses, toast, caramel, clove, pepper, dark bread, candi sugar, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, banana, molasses, toast, clove, pepper, caramel, dark bread, candi sugar, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, dark fruit, and spicy ester flavors; with good complexity and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick, earthy, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good dubbel style. Nice complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Porterguy41 (18) - - MAR 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not too thick or thin, dried fruit presance wounderful aroma a very plesant ale, I highley recomed this, one of my favoret belgen brews.
DrinkEmUpJones (1012) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red brown color with minimal lacing. Slight fruitiness on the nose a palate. A pretty solid dubbel with just a little too much carbonation. Good red fruit feel.
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep brown with one finger head. Maltier and far less caramel/toffee than other dubbels Iíve had. Slightly toasty. Not my favorite example of the style.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4107-20111112] Tap. Mild grainy alcohol aroma. Dark dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted grains and boozy malt flavour has a lingering vinaigrette-like base. Medium body. Hides the alcohol well overall, nice muted fruits. (6/3/6/3/14) 3.2
(@ brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI)
adnielsen (6218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Arbor. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty, dark malty, candy sugar, dark fruity aroma. Rich caramel malty, roasty, dark chocolate, candy sugar flavor.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011-11-12. Very dark brown body with a small beige head. 3+ First sip is quite odd, bit of a roasty toasty malt character up front fades but the introduction is a bit jarring. Sweet sugary malt slowly reveals itself, mild yeast is almost weizen bock like with a tangy not to it. 6+ Aroma is similar, toasty malt is almost dusty - carafa malt like maybe? No idea where its coming from but its familiar somehow. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. I am not sure what it is about it but it was not working for me today. Followup: We had Bells Hell Hath No Fury later this night. and I am just guessing but it seems like they are both striving for the same kind of "double", neither of which is what I think when I think dubbel, but Bells executes it much more pleasingly. On tap at Arbor Brewing, Ann Arbor
jgb9348 (3970) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin light brown head. Aroma of raisins, pit fruit, alcohol, prunes, nuts, malt and a touch of chocolate. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep chewy malt flavour with a lot of cereal and grain flavours, some light toffee and chocolate notes and a good prolonged sweetness from pit fruits, raisins and prunes. Aftertaste is a bit complex with some light spices at first, a touch of roasted malt and a good yeasty note with bread and a bitter spice toward the end. Overall, an interesting dubbel - a bit more potent than others (kind of on the way to a quad taste) but showing some good flavours and nice complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Sicilianoís in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010 for US$2.19 sampled at home in Washington on 04-May-2011.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap December 09.
Pours a dark chestnut with a garner hue and an off white to tan head that leaves some sticky lace rings. Nose brigs a bit of dark fruit but is fairly faint. Taste brngs much more, adding in raisins, brown sugar, and a bit of booze. Feel is bit light and hot, but overall this drinks pretty well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-12-2010
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, cloudy brown pour. Fluffy tan head. Deliciously sweet and malty aroma. Raisins, brown sugar, dates, figs, and tofee notes stand out. Flavor is wonderfully loaded with dark dried fruits, honey, very light bitterness and some crackery malt flavors. Great stuff.