Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown color with an off-white soapy head. Has a complex aroma. Chocolate, honey, caramel, roast, candi sugar and perhaps some grape notes. Sweet creamy roasty chocolate taste with a subtle bitter layer and sugary honey notes through the finish. Wow. Not a traditional double but this experiment works. A really good brew.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mayor Foco. Brown appearance with a brown head. Candy sugar, caramel, somewhat fruity, honey aroma. Fairly spicy yeasty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruity, honey flavor. Rich flavor but good.
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very cloudy/hazy brown color with a slight red color. Silky and large off-white head. Aroma is very earthy with seeds, roots, some sesame, and a touch of honey. Taste is very interesting, unlike anything I’ve had before. Lots of seed flavors with some honey and other grain flavors. Very interesting, and I can tell there are a lot of weird ingredients. Some floral qualities as well. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. The finish is very nice with some good roasted flavors and some floral dry notes. Overall this is very good and unique.
bluejacket74 (1553) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Served in an Orval chalice, the beer pours a ruby red/brownish color with a half inch tan head that stays around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, it smells like nuts, chocolate, honey, caramel, and an earthy/herbal aroma that I’m not exactly sure what it is. The brew tastes like nuts, dark fruit, milk and bittersweet chocolate, honey, roasted malt and and earthy/floral/tea like taste that I think is from the rooibos. There’s a good balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a good overall brew, I liked it. $11.99 a bottle.
ekleintop (8) - - MAY 15, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark. Stout nose. Thin, not thick consistency. Sweet but overly so like most Dogfish beers.
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srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 From a 750 ml bottle. This beer pours a very dark brown/ black with off-white 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. In getting a huge coffee and chocolate note. Also getting a slight bread note from the yeast. Taste starts out semi-sweet and finishes a little dry. Overall an excellent and complex beer and an excellent take on a Belgian Dubbel .
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streve (105) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pour was a dark brown with a small tan head with small carb bubbles. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, honey and caramel. This is a tasty one. I get a good stouty chocolate up front that splashed a touch of honey on the back end. Overall, its a pretty good beer. Not something I could drink a ton since its not my style though.
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with clear edges and a creamy coating. Nose is raspberry, honey, coffee bean and cocoa. Coating medium body with a tang. Taste is chocolate, banana, currants, earth and brown sugar. Never tasted most of these special ingredients but work well with the dubbel base.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THis was a good beer and the best out of the experimental series from DFH. Nice roasty and earthy flavors come through and balance out the sweet flavors which are expected with both the style as well as the ingredients used. Very well-done.
JoshS60R (8) - - MAY 11, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured and drank from a snifter. At first pour this is very different than any beer I’ve had. It had a this head that was very light, and I could audibly hear it fizzing like I had just poured a soda. However, the head dissipated quickly. The color is dark and carmely, much like a cola. I can smell hints of chocolate and a bit of honey in the nose of the beer. This beer tastes chololatey like a stout, with a sweet and clean finish. The mouth feel is very light despite the dark color of the beer. Overall this is a very good beer that I would recommend to my friends. Another fine example of why I love the adventurous approach to beer that Dogfish Head takes.