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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Warning: The dark malt flavors, spicy aromas and mysterious undercurrent of bitterness in the award-winning Belgian-style Dubbel are powerful mojo in the ancient Hoodoo tradition. Prepare to fall under its spell. Enjoy with a black cat bone or serving of John de conkeroo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Delightful aroma and very tasty. The spices of this dubbel are delicious. Nice and smooth!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (535) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Tap. 10 oz. Luxurious dark. Smells of balsamic and dark fruit. Syrupy. Rich, light tart flavor. Finished quickly but smoothly. Reminds of Belgium, which is a good thing for an American beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (714) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a large, foamy, almost soapy head (beer seems a bit over-carbonated). Fruity, malt-spice aroma. Flavor is just a touch on the sour side, with some caramel and raisin in there, maybe a bit of chocolate and some fruit esters. Beer is heavily-carbonated (kind of gaseous drinking experience to be honest--lots of burping). Finish is slightly bitter. Not really my favorite style to be honest, but I’m not sorry I gave it a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (880) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Murky brown color with small lingering off white head. Aroma - sour vineous notes and some sweet malts. Taste - those same sour notes, brown sugar, spicy esters and caramel malts. The sourness sets this apart from some of the other Dubbels I’ve had, but I lik it. Prickly carbonation. A very nice Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown appearance with a lasting dark brown head. Lots of CO2, spicy yeasty, candy sugar, caramel, dark fruity aroma. Body is a bit thin. Kind of woody, dark caramel, kind of funky yeasty, light chocolate, somewhat fruity/cherry flavor that dries out a bit on the finish. Booze is hidden pretty well. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
750 ml bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a brown golden, with a 1/2 inch off white head. The aroma is dark fruit, honey sweet malt, a light roast character, and ester clove Belgian yeast. The taste is the sweet malt, black cherry fruit, a touch of the faint roast, and the Belgian yeast character. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a sweet yeast finish. I am not normally a huge Dubbel fan, though I liked the fruit and yeast character in this one. Both of the Boom Island beers I have tried are solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Banana nose. Very dark color, which seemed to be more intensely dark than a typical double. The thickness (not to say richness) was also striking at the start. Cherry finish, but I found it more one dimensional and quick at the finish than a great dubbel. (on tap at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bomber. Very dark amber pour with a big off white head. Aroma of dried raisin and yeast. Medium palate. Sweet tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Happy Gnome Firkin Fest 2012. A brown beer. Belgian yeast and malt in the aroma. Sweet, and true to style. Some dried fruit and Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
750ml bottle from mtjoseph, thanks Mark! Pours a murky, deep brown colored body with some mahogany highlights. Finger-width, foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dark caramels and bready malts with a good amount of yeast. Spicy with a light bubble gum, clove, banana, and a nice raisin dark fruit. A touch of chocolate and light hopping as well. Flavor is similar. A light cocoa with the bready dark caramels up front before a good amount of yeast comes in to balance the malts. Some pepper spice, clove, nuts, raisin, a light banana, and just a touch of bubble gum before this finishes clean, slightly dry, a bit spicy with a light bitterness, and a light malt sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste with just a touch of alcohol warmth following a medium body and an active, medium-high carbonation. Overall, not a bad dubbel. Dark caramels and bread with a touch of cocoa balanced with a nice yeast spice and some raisin dark fruits. Good beer.

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