Darwenus (659) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really different dubbel. It pours chocolate brown with an average head/lace. The aroma has this spicy, sarsaparilla thing. Root beer and apple butter show up in the nose. More candy notes in the flavor. Molasses, horehound, biscuits ... flavors I associate with Granny’s kitchen. The close is a really mellow, rich malt. Most dubbels are, to my taste, dominated by a similar yeast. Not this one. This one threw me for a loop, and I like that.
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Color is deep ruby with thin ring of white head. Aroma is hints of dark fruit, molasses and caramelized sugar.
Flavor really is not enjoyable for me. The yeast or the malt is off. Old funky berries, molasses and astringent dark grain. Off bitter chocolate notes. Not sure if this is a bad bottle or just really pour brew. Pass.
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown reddish hues. Nose is fruity and sweet. Taste is velvet figs and blackberries but overall, yucky.
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Aroma of soy sauce. Dark brown complexion. Flavor is somewhat bitter malt with hop and soy sauce.
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keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by May of 2014.
Appearance: The body is a beautiful ruby/garnet that is opaque without a bright light. The light shows a brilliant clarity. The had is short and dense, settling into a latte-esque brown coating.
Aroma: The aroma leans a little sweet with brown sugar and fig being the most prominent aromas. There’s a touch of booze, but it’s pleasant, with a hint of spice and medicinal qualities. I really enjoy the complexity of this along with the balance. This is inviting and intriguing.
Taste: Big fruity raisin flavors are apparent throughout being a very prominent flavor. There’s a touch of caramel on the finish with a hint of spices and a touch of booze. A slight medicinal quality lingers on the tongue, but not overbearing. Definitely very fruity, leaning mildly sweet.
Palate: Full-bodied with soft carbonation that prickles a little bit by the end.
Overall: This is a damn good dubbel, as good as most I’ve had from Belgium. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new Dubbel to try.
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, enjoy by 05/2014, and the 75th rating for this beer. Nose is lightly nutty, roasty, even some char in with the meaty malt, faint smoke. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste is lightly sweet and fruity, nice swirling malt; the roast is backed off, but there’s still some nice Maillard complexity. Crystal and faintly earthy, and there’s a very faint note of DMS. Goldings are bright and lively but small in number. Lightly minerally, smooth medium body perfect for a Dubbel. Alcohol extremely well hidden. A fun one to drink, not exactly clean, but other flavor components are fresh and we’ll just chalk it up to character.
emacgee (4406) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean copper brown pour with two fingers of dense tan head. Nose is metallic/sanguine with some dark fruit/prunes and grainy notes. Raisiny notes in the flavor with rusty/grainy notes dominating. Not my thing
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. its interesting but nothing i want to seek out again. well balanced between yeast, malt and hops though. no one ingredient overpowers the other.
radio_nowhere (1214) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Madrones in Frederick, MD 2 days ago. Served in a tulip glass, deep dark amber (brown) with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit and some spices. Taste brings out notes of caramel, toast, peppery and somewhat herbal hops. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with roast finish. Solid dubbel IMHO.
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Blue Mountain. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The aroma’s cocoa and mashed banana. Some sweet Belgian yeast. The taste is moderately spicy. Some allspice, dark fruits. A bit of wood. Apples. Medium body, soft carbonation. Solid, a touch sweet.