ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is full of roasted coffee aromas. Fllavor is smooth with a roasted coffee coating on the palate and a nice bitterness to the aftertaste.
milewide (1710) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Goes especially well with your favorite lost my girl/truck/dog/trailer song." No Way! This is not a "red neck" brew! More of a NYC "metrosexual" after-opera desert. Very Belgian. Dark black color, but I didn’t taste roasted malt. I got fruit, yeast and sweetness. No hops. I wouldn’t buy again.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 pours dark black with dark brown edges and a brown head. good lacing. smokey earthy mocha aroma. sweet spicy chocolate flavor with a hint of currant smoke and earth. finish dry spicy bitter coffee. strong clove presence from aroma to finish. full bodied. thick creamy mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation. i was very surprised by this one. warm alcohol on finish. subtle but complex. nice.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first dubbel so I really didnt know what to expect, so bare with me on the description. A smell of dark sugars and belgian yeast with a little bit of dark godiva chocolate too. The flavor is sort of the dark belgian sugars in a subtle mix with some trappists and or belgian yeast (arent they kinda the same thing?). Anyways a good beer, and even though I really dont know the style it was a good beer that I enjoyed.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dude.... great aroma...unbelievable aroma....I expected a belgian...but I got something a little different. Way less carbonation than I would expect. Belgian yeast is there. Palate is almost like a porter with lots of chocolate. The aroma almost doesnt match the flavor besides the aftertaste, but still a great brew.
mrjaxson (343) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightfully balanced, but I had to stop with one. It was late and this was my liquid chocolate dessert. Found on tap two weeks ago at Landmark 1850 Inn in Milwaukee.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of the most incredible craft brews of its kind that I’ve ever imagined. Far too sweet (chocolaty, roasted nutty, malty) to drink more than one. Drank this in their garden at twilight...it was wonderful.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe: Another delicious stout by Bells. Yes, stout. I asked the barman twice if he was sure he had poured me the dubbel. Very dark and stouty but with the spice, yeast, and candi sugar that lends a bit of Belgianness. Rather like a weaker batch 7k.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2009 (Several bottles and on tap) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, raisins, caramel, and smoke. Flavor of smoke, candi sugar, coconut, dark fruits, and chocolate with a soft mouthfeel. Aged bottles tend to be better.
drfabulous (4654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at the Bell’s brewery, on tap. So wonderful. Rich flavor. Nice malt. Every week I check out the local selection at the grocery to see if it’s finally out in bottle.