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RATINGS: 224   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
mostly clear copper with an enormous off-white head. seriously enormous. be careful when you pour it. caramelized sugar, stone fruits, raisin, barnyard, spice. very sweet, light bitter. medium body, lively (nearly excessive) carb. honestly I tend to avoid belgian styles because they all seem to be way too carbonated and taste like theyll give me diabetes, but i could manage this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjBlueFlames (4) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
Not too subtle sweetness of this delightfully complex Dubbel brings thoughts of Stilton and grape pairing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
If you’re unfortunate to get the bottom of the bottle, you’ll get a good glass full of yeast sediment that muddies up the beer. Otherwise, the beer is just medium/dark brown in color with a bright white head. My first thought upon smelling this… “steak sauce”. It smells so much like steak sauce that I can’t get it out of my head. Some earthiness, possibly wood, and strong cinnamon and cloves decorate a roasted, sweet, caramel-heavy malt bill. This is just as obvious in the aroma as it is in the flavor. This is a pretty heavily spiced beer, but still soft, and offers a potent experience without a heavy body. The relatively light weight of the beer, combined with the up-front, but still palatable spice presence, makes this pretty drinkable. Some yeast takes over in the finish. Otherwise, this is pretty enjoyable. Sweet, but not too sweet… spiced, but not too spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
aroma is big prunes, brown sugar. copious, mountainous head that refuses to recede. deep burnished ruby body, translucent but shadowed. flavor is pleasantly sweet but not cloying, luscious soft caramel, fluid and unrelenting. ABV buried without a trace besides the quickly warming sensation it provides. some hint of fusely booze plays with the deeply advanced sugars in later samples but remains pleasant. pit fruits - deeply developed apricots brushed with nearly soured balsamic and charred on the grill. wonderous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
750ml caged and corked bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of toasted caramel, some spices, and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, spices, dark fruits, and dried banana chips. Lively and somewhat over carbonated body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Deep amber, white pancake head. Nose is dark fruit, spice and alcohol. Sweet on the tongue. Dates, caramel, and piney hops in the middle. Soft, creamy carbonated finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2508) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours a hazy copper brown with thin tab bubbly head that doesn’t really stick. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet caramel, and dark fruity esters. Taste is mostly the yeast and esters with a hint of smokiness. Not too sweet like most dubbels, solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (467) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Clear brown amber with off white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet caramel effervescent slight yeast character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2013
A - Pours a brilliant reddish brown with a Terminator khaki head that will not die. S - Big spice aroma, banana bread crust, pears, golden raisins, muted brown sugar. T - Spicy right off the bat along with a bouquet of fruit - Plums, apples, pears, persimmons, bananas, and honey dew. Dry toasted malt stays in the background and finishes earthy and dry. M - Moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied. On the drier side for the style. The fruity yeast is the forerunner and almost drowns out the malt. Nice yeast profile and the dry finish is welcomed. Serving type: bottle 12-20-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - MAY 21, 2013
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma is a little bready with notes of raisins and other dark fruit. Flavor is malty and thick with a pleasant sweetness. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish and a little rich, dark fruit in the aftertaste. Really nice. Wife: 4.6

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