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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian mountain-style dubbel brewed with raw sugar, dextrose, and Appalachian sorghum syrup for extra sexiness. Fermented with two Belgian yeast strains and finished with red wine yeast for dryness. Among The Gooch’s picks for one of the top 100,000 beers ever brewed.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScottWallace82 (66) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours a ruby brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Tastes of over-ripe fruits with a touch of chocolate and toffee. A fairly decent Dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1512) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Small beige head with modest lacing atop a clear mahogany body. Vinous aroma accented with soft fruit and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty, moderately yeasty followed by a light floral hop profile. Aftertaste is equally sweet with some spicyness showing up. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (147) - Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma of dark fruits, cherry, fig, spice and licorice. Dark amber pour with little head. Chocolate, malt, and the rest of the taste is similar to aroma. Good beer, but not the same level as your usual Belgian dubbels. OK

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5297) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. ABV listed as 7.5%. Ruby pour with a short tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes, toasted malt caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet malt, lots of caramel, soft spice, dark fruit, yeast and toasted grains. Body is medium with a soft, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt notes, spices, yeast notes, caramel, toasted grains, dark bread, dark fruit (cherries), hints of cherry cough syrup and light nuttiness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (719) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Wonderful aroma of smoked malt. Light brown color and a taste of malt with a slightly watery malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (395) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
I like everything about this beer. Dark rich color, wonderful sweet aroma, molasses and Bourbon.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (952) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear auburn color, small off white head. Mild malt aroma. Very mild light alcohol malt flavor with a mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
An ok version of the style. Has the dark brown appearance and sweet caramel, dark fruit character you’d expect. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8630) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Snow day. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nosea nd taste of molasses, Belgian yeast, dark sugar, sorghum and touch of dark fruit. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from Beer Run. Clear reddish brown pour. Small tan head. The aroma’s of banana cake, cocoa powder, cherry skin. Rich, bruised autumnal fruits and Belgian yeast. The taste is balanced sweet/spicy. A bit of grain and cinnamon. Slight boozy heat. Toffee, red apple skin, more banana bread. A bit thin through the dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, quite enjoyable.


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