thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark amber with a large tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with a helping of brown sugar. Flavor is lots of candi sugar and toffee with some more fruityness toward the end. Finish leaves a little roasted malt behind. Iím not sure about this being a dubble but its a decent Belgian ale made here in Missouri.
Indra (2616) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Sweet dark brown sugar and slight dark, dried fruit in the aroma, some mild breadiness and toffee as well. Clear, rich brown-red color, head is fine, lasting and creamy. Flavor is predominantly sweet and malty, more brown sugar and faint caramel, along with lighter notes of raisin and cotton candy, and some fading yeast esters towards the finish. Very finely, smoothly carbonated palate, body is medium-full. Pleasant.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Who would have thought a Belgian would come from a craft brewery in Missouri? 12 ounce bottle. I really like the label on this one. Nicely done. Pours a rich mahogany with little to no head. Great color. Aroma is of raisin and fig. The beer presents itself in a straightforward manner. Roasted barley up front, mild sweetness in the middle, and light bitterness at the end. Some heat in the finish due to the high alcohol content. Some spiciness abounds throughout. Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, etc. Honestly it feels like it could benefit from an infusion of amped-up Belgian yeast - itís usually one of the first things I taste that makes a Belgian a Belgian, and itís just not here, at least not a strong enough presence. Donít get me wrong - it tastes good but it lacks the complexity I like in beers of this style.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Lukas Liquors. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, bread, and some dark fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, and light bread notes. Drinkable beer but not much of a dubbel. kinda meh.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An aroma of high alcohol complex fruit that is akin to a brandy. It is a copper colored brew with a small but long lasting smooth tan head. The flavor brings lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel with chocolate. Fruit that asserts the most is cherry and raisin. This is really close to being a super beer but it just doesnít quite make it. Yeast did not seem to be present and it could have added a very cool complexity.
obguthr (3828) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Diacetyl and cherry aroma. Clear copper, thin head. Tea and cherry flavor. Perfumey. Not a good Dubbel.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Clear brown body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light milk chocolate. Medium body.
andyhwcinc (1439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Aroma smells like pure malt extract, nothing more and nothing less. Appearance wise, itís a clear copper with a thicker than usual head. Taste wise, itís like a mixture of malted barley and some type of preservative, almost like a toast beer with strawberry jam. Itís not horrible but not great.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binnyís Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: This poured a clear ruby/brown body with a tall tan head that vanished quickly. It had a yeasty, fruity nose (dark cherries, dates) with some slightly burnt light brown sugar. Slghtly oily mouthfeel. The flavor was much light the nose with an added light touch of alcohol. Itís a nice enough drink, but doesnít really come across as a Dubbel.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
grainy head dotted with black. translucent ruby red pour with big foam that retains. aroma is light fruity, some caramel. some plain cereal as well. flavor is tangy, fruity: orange peel, raspberry, grape. none of the expected nuttiness i hoped for. nor any deeper malt character, too light bodied to boot.