Ungstrup (30239) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by kmweaver on 7/3/08: Porus a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of toasty dark caramel and some light fruits along with a touch of earthy smoke. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely sweet with nice toasty character and some dry bready doughy notes in the finish. A pretty good dubbel.
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice crisp amber/copper coloured body with muddy ruby tints and a nice one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of nice pit fruits, raisins, figs, caramel, hops and a good touch of alcohol polished off by a sniff of oak. Effervescent, medium-bodied; Strong fruity and almost citric taste up front then fades to a nice maltiness, tons of caramel, a touch of nuts and a very light metallic and earthy finish. Aftertaste is fairly mild, perhaps more carbonation in the palate than other dubbels, but the flavour profile is about right. Overall, a good and rather complex dubbel that I was suprised and happy with. I’d definitely try another one of these, but it seems that it’s not available all over the place. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ramsey Liquors in Ramsey, New Jersey on 19-January-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 01-October-2009.
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orangey copper color. Aroma is of apples, nutmeg, some ginger and some dark fruits. Taste is considerably good. Dark fruit, brown sugar, raisins, some plum. the sweetness is borderline cloying, but it doesnt quite reach that point. moderate carbonation...quite smooth.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber brown fizzy body with a small head. Aroma is a bit sweet with some spice. Flavor is sweet dark fruit and some mellow spices. Caramel and malty.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to my Secret Santa. Pours with hazed brown body with a off-white head receding atop it. Aroma of brandy, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, toffee, toasted barley. Taste is tobacco, raisins, metal, and chocolate. Fizzy mouthfeel. Not the best dubbel ever.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full bodied, bready aroma and sharp malt and dried fruit flavor. I really liked this Dubbel from Boaks. Reminded me of another Dubbel that’s brewed in Joisey. I’d drink another one in a hot minute. I just wonder the next time I pour a bottle of 2 Blind Monks into a Chimay glass if I’ll have the same love for it.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A clean and crisp caramelized beer that doesn’t feel like a Belgian dubbel at all. Very drinkable but very bland.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when almost 1 year of age
The look: Partly cloudy copper body with small particles topped by little off-white ring of foam
In long: The nose is that of a generic sweet beer with notes of candy sugar and caramel. The body is too light, too clean and too crisp to feel like a dubbel. Taste of caramel, candy sugar,
brown sugar, raisins and a surprising (and not so desirable) red apple flavour. The beer feels so light and clean/crisp that I could call it refreshing. But with that flavour profile I want nourishing over refreshing. I want substance. The carbonation was sparse and soft and didn’t feel Belgian at all. With the red apple flavour and the sugary caramel the beer ended-up taste like one of those caramel-coasted apples they sell to kids at the fairs. With a name like that I wasn’t expecting a great abbey dubbel. Nor would I expect much from the “Two Armless Mechanics” auto repair shop.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle courtesy of ib4lb. Pours a hazy dark brown color with huge visible particulates and one finger tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, caramel, yeast, bread, candy sugar, molasses, hints of honey and spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with some metallic funk, spice, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, hints of ripe dark fruit. Medium body with a malty and spicy finish.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). Pours deep brownsih ruby with off-white head and a lot of floaties. Nose is rock sugary malt, fruit, yeasty spices. Tastes caramel malty up front, with some raisiny fruit, yeasty spice, and finishing hops. Decent complexity.