SHIG (3615) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mikem409: Poured a burnt brown orange with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is leafy and dark fruit. Taste is a sweet dark fruit with nice sweet malts, light burn in the finish but stays slightly sticky.
Stellaaaa (257) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper with a thick, white head. It has a sweet, slightly fruity malt aroma. The taste is of dry-roasted malt that is sweet and fruity at first but more tart as it goes down. It has a medium mouthfeel, perhaps more on the thin side but not overly. Great beer, although to me it tastes more like a doppelbock than a dubbel.
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy tea with a short, yellow-tan head.
Scent is raisin, pepper.....
Taste is dark fruits, a hint of spice.....
A little bitter-dry at finish.
freeofthoughts (667) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a sexy red copper with beige head. Smells lightly sweet of barley. The taste is robust and grainy with a light barley wine like American ale taste. There is a nice raisin and strong date taste with the grain to round out the flavor. This is not a Belgian beer.
jcnielsen (2232) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at 1839 Taphouse. Sweet, brown sugar, malty aroma. Belgian candy, chocolate, malty flavors. Kind of tastes like a mass produced dubbel.
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of dark fruit and dark roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is raisin/date, with a little treacle and a very little yeast/spice. It all blends together in a very tasty and drinkable Belgian. Touch of chocolate, perhaps, in the finish.
wlajwl (4001) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dark fruit, yeast and malt grit. The flavor is dark fruit/grapes/raisins, malts and a mildly tart finish. A bit thin for a Dubbel but not bad as a whole.
obrienpen (2) - Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I had this for my third time on tap at the Crown Valley Brewery. This is a horrible example of an Abbey Dubbel. There is no Belgian Yeasts in this beer at all. (confirmed by Denny, the BrewMaster). It is really just a Strong American Ale that is just OK.
Onslow (1206) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brown ale with frothy and lasting head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit, a little tart and a bit of dry astringency in the finish. Smooth palate with very good mouthfeel.
kdm1984 (699) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 Full-bodied, hoppy finish; Belgian/fruity-smell. Respectable, if not super-memorable.