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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle (best by date of 5/2013)
Aroma: Dark fruit, caramel, hints of spices
Appearance: Dark brown with a reddish tint. Nice fine white head.
Taste: Dark fruit, slight sweetness
Palate: Medium, lively mouthfeel. Warming mouthfeel and finish. Rich, but stops short of chewy.
Overall: Gains some complexity as it warms, but still a tad one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours dark brown/orange with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, candied sugar, Belgian yeast, and some funk. Flavour the same. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Aroma is a bit weak but has notes of cherry cobbler. Taste is subtle with notes of cherry, licorice and yeast. Finish is bitter and earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (821) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Very dark brown thin tan head. Sweet berry aroma, smooth blue berry flavors malty & sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (814) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (809) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a murky chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that had good retention, receding steadily down to a thin film with a medium collar which lasted throughout and possessed excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a dark bread malt and an earthy Belgian yeast with notes of molasses, dark fruit (raisons), licorice, brown sugar, cinnamon, banana and a bit of clove. The taste was moderately sweet and quite malty with a hint of molasses, dark fruit and licorice from the get go, becoming a bit yeasty with a just a touch of banana and clove midway through and a nice cinnamon alcohol finish. The flavor stuck around for an average duration proceeding the swallow, with a slightly yeasty and dominating cinnamon, clove taste left lingering on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a mildly dry yet creamy texture and a effervescent carbonation. Overall this brew was packed with flavor, lots of creamy sweetness and a strong spicy finish. A very unique and tasty Dubbel

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (730) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2016
A generalized brown with small tan head. Aroma molasses, malt, dried fruit. Medium body. Flavor is mostly sweet malts and purple dried fruit and there’s a kind of toasty dryness as well. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (700) - 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

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