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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (374) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (640) - 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 Iím not sorry I gave it a try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (804) - 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 Iíve had, but I lik it. Prickly carbonation. A very nice Dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9077) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3235) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3671) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6191) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4433) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1167) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
(bottle) Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a very large tan head that quickly settles to a medium cap and does not leave much lacing. The aroma smells a little off at first, with plenty of cork scents, must, wet wood, and pears. Smells rather vinous too, and with time, the scent does improve, as the promised banana scent is readily apparent and takes the form of an overripe banana. Chocolate and light roasted malt is also here, which is a welcome addition. The flavor is fairly reminiscent of the aroma, with flavors of banana, bubblegum, chocolate, and plums, which is good enough, but the finish falls a little flat as it takes on a metallic edge with a slight twang. Further warming lessens this, and the finish takes on the form of a yellow cake doughnut. Faint shades of weizenbock show in this beer. Overall, this is a decent take on a Dubbel.


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