ContemplateBeer (1818) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Old Town. Aroma: Roasty notes and raisin/dark fruit in near balance; sugars come off in a molasses sort of way. Appearance: Black pour with a foamy light mocha head that fades into a healthy ring. Flavor: Molasses sugars up front developing a little more roast character; fruits are dialed back, but come in a little towards the finish, which dries out well without any bitterness. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Not too wild about this, but itís not bad, either. Fine as a winter warmer.
madelfonatree (224) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled August 28, 2015 and enjoyed September 27, 2015 in a Med Elf tulip/snifter.
"A brew that gives you either sympathy for the devil or the courage to face him. Goes especially well with your favorite lost my girl/truck/dog/trailer song."
Look - Looks like a stout with no head. Aggressive pour yielded a thin ring of tan head. Lacing comes in the form of sporadic bubbles and a clear film.
Smell - Sweet coffee. Chocolate. Raisins. Bread. Malt. Dark fruit.
Taste - Fig. Honey. Bread. Nut. Char.
Feel - Heavy carbonation. Doesnít sit well in the stomach. Syrupy.
Overall - Looking at reviews it looks like we are drinking many different versions of this. I like Belgian darks. This is okay. No head but a lot of fiz.
koleminer20 (1370) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark brown/light black with a thin cap of decent khaki head and no lacing. The aroma is heavy in Belgian yeast and clove. There is a nice roast and a little coffee. The Belgian dubbel aspects of this are just huge. I'm not a fan at all. Here we go. The flavor is heavy on roast and dark chocolate. There is a definite clove and Belgian yeast. It does fall off pretty quickly. The mouth feel is thin and light with a soft carbonation that you would expect to be much thicker. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty clove and I'm not a fan.
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ebone1988 (611) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is light roasted malt, light dark fruit, lots of clove. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is light roasted malt, nutty, then clove and spice. Mouthfeel is thin, good carbonation but just thin. Overall, Iím not a fan of this style so it didnít stand much of a chance.
hopwine (608) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anise, sweet orange, spice, cocoa, dark bread, turron, pecan, light roasty.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Near black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses and caramel. Taste adds mellow coffee. Creamy mouth full.
EvanFriend (447) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like sweaty feet. Taste is better than the smell, coffee mostly, with some Belgian spice flavor. This one just doesnít work for me. The flavors clash. Itís clearly well put together and technically good, I just donít like the Dubbel/stout hybrid.
G_Ram9 (88) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2015, poured in glass. This is an unusual beer. Big and dark like a stout and with distinct coffee notes and bold malts but with the spice and character of a Belgian. Very malty and lightly sweet underneath everything else that is going on in this beer. Extremely complex. Spices seem to grow as the beer warms. A nice sipper.
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dagimp (859) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a very dark brown. Moderate whitish head. Good tangy-sweet aroma. Mouthfeel is great; very smooth with just enough body and carb. Taste is slightly smokey but in a good way (and I donít like smoke). Also some grapes, sweetness, Belgian yeast and chalk. Really, really good dubble with unique taste.
CpyNPrnT (531) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of dark roasted malt, taste is malty, dark chocolate, espresso, very balanced, great beer. Appearance is dark as hell. No pun intended.