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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Blegian-Style Dubbel Ale
A truly special ale. Evil 8° will blur the lines of what you think you know about American beer. Brewed in the Belgian Abbey style using caramelized Biscuit malt, Goldings hops and a unique strain of brewer’s yeast. 19.3° Plato, 50 IBUs and 7.7% alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
2015-03-04. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of sweet malt, light cocoa and burnt sugars. Flavour is similar, sugary brown sugar, light tang. A bit odd overall, not really to my tastes. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bottle shared by solidfunk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Pour is deep, deep red, to brown; minimal off white head. Aroma is grapey and oxidized. Not sure how long this one has been cellared. Some dried fruit aroma in there too. Taste is slightly winy with a red grape flavor, prickly on the tongue. Moderate papery oxidation. Ok, but even fresh, I doubt it would impress me much. Very thin, a little alcohol, not much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Nice florals here. Pours brown with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. OK for style. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk, thank you! Dark amber brown color, bright off white head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is cocoa biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast, pours a dark brown color with a short lasting tan well laced head lightly carbonated. Sweet taste of malt and Belgian yeast with a viscous feel and a sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 12 ounce ($2.50): Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, sugar, and yeast. Taste is sweet, but not excessively so. Very little hops, of course. Plenty of dark fruit flavors. Slightly burnt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a slightly viscous deep nearly black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma and Taste is sweet dark toasted malt, Belgian yeast, some notes of dark dried fruit, plums raisins mild bitterness. A medium body, smooth mouth feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Finishes with a sweet dark mild roasted caramel malt, notes of dark dried plummy fruit and raisin a bit of tart Belgian yeast with a mild bitterness on the end. Overall a very nice tasty drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djspe (2) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
This is distinctly different from most Belgian dubbels I’ve tried. It had a murkier flavor, rather than the brightness of a classic dubbel like Duvel. It’s not a bad beer at all, but I was expecting something fresher and cleaner tasting. There was something odd about the bitterness and sweet that I felt wasn’t balanced, and the mouthfeel was more syrupy than I would have liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Translucent reddish brown. Small creamy tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma hints at dark dried fruit. Rich fruity malt flavor has notes of burnt caramel and dark cherries. Some spicy hops as well. Finishes dry and chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5598) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a nice looking medium density dark brown with super sunburnt orange edges under a dense smaller super long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is nice, notes of light chocolate, Belgian yeast, raisin, touch of vinegar at first that fades completely and a slight cucumber note fades in, wet nuts and warm biscuit. Flavor is sweet with light chocolate and dark fruit to start but fades to roasty malt, biscuit and medium toast, followed by yeast, nuts and a touch of tea leaves. Good stuff.

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