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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gschrade (788) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 14, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brownish-red with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (762) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Mmm! Got that fruity, phenolic, spicy, fresh yeast aroma, like fellow dubbels St. Bernardus Prior 8 and Chimay Red, that makes my nose dance with glee. Head is mega dense and quite big, lasting for awhile, though the lacing is slightly weak, fading pretty readily. Dark orange-red color. Flavor - just like the aroma - good deal of spice, some orange and red fruits, fresh yeast. Not quite as clean as Chimay or as complex as St. Bernardus, but a very nice dubbel nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (741) - - JAN 13, 2013
Did not enter comments at time of tasting. Will try again and enter more detailed notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (730) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap at the Rieger Hotel in Kansas City. Light brown head with a dark amber, slightly cloudy color. A fruity and spicy aroma consisting mainly of apricot and cinnamon. The flavor is slightly spicy with a lingering doughy/yeasty aftertaste I’m not too fond of. But overall, an interesting and pleasing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Fair to middlin’. Pours hazy lightish brown with white head. Taste is sweet with slight bitterness. Scent is candy. Meh. Bottle - Sherlock’s Wine Merchant - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - SEP 1, 2011
not a stlye i am very familiar with but was very satisfied with boulevard’s effort on this one. it seems like they have been testing this for years, and just now finally released it. very balanced and sweet in places, it ours to look like a subdued black and tan. only a slight hint of molasses, and only slightly detectable anise. slight celery and brown sugar. not too heavy for the dwindling summer’s end. nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle pours thin reddish brown with an off white head. Aromas are raisin, toffee, and plum. Tastes are bread, nutty, and fruity. Body is thin with lively carbonation. Overall, the beer is a decent dubbel. Have had better, have had worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Poured from a non labeled 12 oz. bottle by John McDonald himself at a local Kansas City tasting. From memory it was very rich, pretty full bodied and loaded with spice. It tasted young and would probably mellow out into a very cellar-able beer. A rich brown, with noticeable dark sugar and belgian yeast followed by heavy clove and other spices, coriander and some more. Had some subtle fruity notes but none come to mind, some dry green apple perhaps. I hope that they can get this balanced and into production soon, it is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with a medium tan head. The nose is cream, caramel, clove, butter, banana, fig. Quite sweet but calms down into a fairly dry finish. Rather alcoholic. Long slightly smoky aftertaste.

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