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Boulevard Smokestack Series: Nommo Dubbel



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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2013
750ml bottle, caged & corked. Pours chestnut brown color, rust colored foam. Aroma of fermented molasses, distant spices, dark fruit. Dry body, molasses flavor, some dark fruit. Finishes with a spicy tingle. (3674)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Ruby red off white head. Aroma is creamy cinamon. Feel is creamy. Taste is mild cinamon. Rate d too many tonight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Slightly hoppier than the norm. Slightly thin. It just doesn’t come together for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (610) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
deep ruby pour with a 3+ off white finger head. light nose with spices and banana. med body with light oak, dark fruits, sugar and light spices. sweet finish with dark fruits and spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Dark burgundy-brown, good lacing. Juicy, winelike scent. Grape flavors. Juicy, sweet, and light caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear brown with decent, creamy, beige head / Nose of banana, chocolate, cinnamon, and other baking spice / Medium body, creamy, a touch thin with low carbonation, sweet but with good balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of banana, semisweet chocolate, cinnamon, clove, star anise / Nicely done, but has a dessert in a glass character which would make it difficult to have more than just one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Aroma of dark pitted fruit and spices. Pours a deep amber with garnet highlights with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is slightly sweet. Bananas, cloves, dark fruit, and cinnamon notes. Medium- light body with moderate carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable but on the light side for a Belgian Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkbachman (181) - - FEB 3, 2013
Sweet molasses aroma. Distinct banana, bubblegum, and toasted biscuit flavor. Finish is slightly tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
It poured a reddish/brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of raisin, toffee and plums. The taste was of bread, nutty and fruity. An overall good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Tap at Milltown. Just entered my rating and lost it. gD. Nice solid dubbel with the the fruity yeasty Esters you’d expect. Thanks B!

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