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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Nommo Dubbel



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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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The Nommo are ancestral spirits worshipped by the Dogon tribe of the West African nation of Mali. The name is derived from a Dogon word meaning ‘to make one drink.’ No, really. Nommo, usually described as amphibious, hermaphroditic, fish-like creatures, were created by the sky god Amma, who caused them to multiply by splitting them into doubled sets of twins. Seeing a trend here? Maybe it’s farfetched, but we think the story of the Nommo makes this whole enterprise a little more fun and interesting.

Our Nommo has a brilliant deep amber color and a sweet caramel malt profile. This beer showcases the coriander, cinnamon, and star anise used in the kettle, complementing them with clove and banana notes contributed by the Belgian yeast. The rich complexity of Nommo’s flavor makes it a worthy partner to a variety of meats and game, as well as aged or aromatic cheeses.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
750 ml bottle. Red color with deep brown hues. Nose is yeast. Flavor reminds me of a sweet postage stamp glue. It was not appealing. Finish is dry and leaves my mouth feeling like cotton. The label says Molasses, and up front it is sweet. Thanks for sharing AirForceHops, but I’m not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3776) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
750 ml bottle purchased @ Table and Vine, West Springfield, MA. Red color with deep brown highlights. Nose is nothing but light sweet yeast. The flavor doesn’t impress me. Light caramel, maybe molasses, not overly sweet. Lots of Belgium yeast throughout the sip. Light dry, spicy finish. It’s an ok brew. A tad above average. I may have built this up in my head a bit. Only my second beer from this brewery. Shared this bottle with LiteWait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle from thiesti - Thanks! Smells nice - molasses and a lot of spicy aroma. I get some bourbon and vanilla in the flavor, as well as some coriander and anise and clove. Very rich palate. I dig it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel, burnt reddish hues, moderate to large foamy beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft cinnamon on the nose, even softer dark pitted fruit.   Very shallow Dubbel aromas.   On the tongue the cinnamon dimishes, yet it still shows some dark pitted fruit, a little bit of banana and clove.   Overall its very dull in its delivery, some spices and nice dank maltiness, but they are somewhat muted.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate.   Lingering dull cinnamon and muted dark pitted fruit, some banana and clove.   A bit odd for an Abbey Dubbel, and also too light.   Doesn’t capture the authentic Belgian aspects, otherwise its okay.   Too light overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1552) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
750 bottle. Pours dark brown with a big fluffy head. Notice, not one of my favorite Belgian styles of beer-but only if done correctly. Nose is bit soapy, .with some maltiness and sweetness. Taste is slightly malty with some candi sugar sweetness. Lighter body. This style is hard to hit, with only a few Belgian breweries on target with this style. Not a bad dubbel but doesn’t rate with the quality Belgian brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a thick, rich amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is earthy vegetable lightly dusted with sugar and dusty cane. Flavor is a winey, vegetable-esque biscuit with a chocolate marshmallow and spicy carrot finish. Average mouthfeel. Good on paper but not in execution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - OCT 7, 2011
Deep orangeish brown, a tad murky, a big malty nose, hints of spice, slightly sour, robust, frothy head and not much lacing. effervescent mouth and sour, mildly astringent finish. Evidently the molasses do not work that well. Not quite as complicated as I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1394) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle: Pour is murky brown/golden with a hint of amber; beige head in this glass - modest retention, fine bubbled - hazing is present - light spotty lacing. The nose is spicy - cinnamon - coriander and a bit of fruits - coupled with dark malts. The flavor profile is creamy, spicy, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, caramel, light belgian notes, a hint of booze - overall a nice dubbel and another nice belgian from boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
draft. clear chestnut brown with red edges and a thick, patchy sand colored head. mostly quiet / neutral nose expressing cracker and toast malt with bready and fruity esters. medium body, mild sweetness, low bitterness, turning a bit rounded and chewy (increase in sweetness too) late. a bit of a distant presentation, it comes across a little muted, and without anything really happening, and the body being good at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3371) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, candi sugar and some Belgian yeast. Flavor is a little less than the aroma. Some caramel malt, sugar and a little spice toward the end. Ok dubble but nothing great.

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