fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
But be ready for some bitter. The style says: "abbey Dubbel", but this is a standard ESB. A good ESB, because it’s bitterness comes from malt instead of hops. Definitely a "keeper".
swoopjones (4328) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, chocolatety brown pour, nutty flavor, hazelnut, chocolate, light coffee, cloves, dark fruits. a lot going on here. roast, german cake/ brown bread, belgian fruity yeast, interesting take on the dubbel-hybrid. didnt care for at first, 3.3 but raising rating as i move through.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with very minimal tan head. Smella of malt with strong coffee. Tastes of vanilla, coffee and dark fruits. Good not great
brokephibroke (229) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade with Silphium. If anyone from Bell’s reads these reviews, please consider CO distribution, you have a lot of fans here! Was not expecting a deep black pour with a quickly dissipating tan head. Yeasty and tropical fruit nose with alcohol obvious. Roast malt and chicory dominate the taste, with the warm fruit lingering. Nice!
manglorious42 (1) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged beer for 7 months and it rounded out nicely, removing the sharp notes I previously experienced
ads135 (1742) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer. Dark appearance with roasted nuttiness, some dark fruit, chocolate, and earthy aftertaste.
ryanscourt (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of dark roasted malt, fruit, spiciness. Great roasted malt character, with fruits and nice lingering spiciness. Light carbonation, smooth. Great complexity that is phenomenal. This is excellent.
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep mahogany with a thin, tan head that dissipates almost immediately. Caramel, toffee, malt and a hint if grain on the aromas. Similar flavors with added tartness and maybe smoked meat (that's throwing me a bit). Silky body.
HoppyAlesToYou (143) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight roasted coffee, nuts, banana, clove, and musty earthiness in the aroma after a pour. It does not retain its head very long, and seems a bit thin for the style. Taste is unique, but rather muted for the aroma. I’ve been grabbing a bottle or two of this each year, but have never been enticed enough to buy a six pack.
CHUCKSBEER34 (2) - Setauket, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very happy to be drinking this, very smooth chocolate and malt upfront releasing an perfect amount of coffee and bread, farmhouse on the nose big time love that smell and as easy drinking as any of bells wonderful brews ive tasted so many litlle backround hints of fruits butterscotch and many more. Thank you Bell’s
Jriggz7 (103) - Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose clove, dark chocolate, fruity esters. Taste roasty, smoke, camp fire and somewhat clean. Fine ale to have on a cool wild night..