adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Very dark amber pour with a big off white head. Aroma of dried raisin and yeast. Medium palate. Sweet tasting.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Happy Gnome, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nuts, dark caramel, toffee, slight acid, hints of grass, slight spice notes with a touch of yeast, more bready notes as well. Taste is big bread, caramel, toffee, some slight spice, hints of grass, nuts, finishing fairly sweet.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the brewery. The aroma is of sweet, burnt brown sugar. Drinks with an almost sour character more than a dubbel. Another thin beer and not up to name. (#5701, 8/31/2014)
AirForceHops (6299) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Skyview, nice brew, thanks Bob. Color is a deep garnet with bubbly, spiderweb lacing. Aroma shows Belgian candy syrup, plum, figs and Christmas spice.
The flavor is spot on for the style. Dark fruit and yeast upfront with a nice earthy caramel malt base. Spice and pumpernickel bread with a medium body. Soft carbonation giving a smooth, creamy texture. Solid example of the style, nice job from this brewery!
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt dark mohagony. Nose has a touch of burnt rubber and dark fruits. Weak taste some rubber, some tree fruit. Sweet finish. Interesting. Not mind blowing
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.
Clear but very dark brown body. Good head that has reasonable retention.
Unusual in that there’s a fair amount of vanilla in the nose and flavor.
The aroma is a bit sweet and may bring a bakery to mind, but the flavor is a more bitter than sweet. Less fruity than average for style,
O: Recommended, if unusual version of the style.
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
theisti (3901) - Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.