sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got this beer in the mail as a 750 mil bottle. Poured into a signature dogfish snifter. Poured very dark with tan head. The aroma was earthy malts and hazelnut. The taste was absolutley out of this world. This is the best dubbel I have had. I want more now! Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this ASAP.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate covered cherry aroma and taste. Disappointed in the head retention and would like a little more, but not much, CO2 in this beer. Definitely get notes of Raisins as well.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep cherry brown with garnet highlights. A two finger light brown head that slowly dissipates into a solid persistent lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.
A ton going on here! Dark chocolate, roasted malts, toasted brown sugar, caramel , cherry and earthy notes are there as well. The smell is fantastic!
Taste follows the nose fairly closely. Moderate fruity esters. Starts with plenty of tart cherry and roasted chocolate, with notes of coffee, dates, bananas, and hints of bourbon. The roasted malt is quite pleasant, giving this a toasty, creamy flavor. A pleasant sweetness from either honey or malts. Finishes with the slightest bit of tang. Very complex. Iím not familiar with many of the exotic ingredients so it is difficult to comment on their roles in the flavor profile. All I know is the result ends up being balanced and delicious.
Full bodied, medium carbonation, lush. Alcohol is well hidden behind sweetness. Very drinkable considering the style.
Wow! I am a big fan of Belgians and Iím pretty unforgiving of bad interpretations of the style. URKontinent is pushing the envelope with the use of its exotic ingredients but ends up with a bullís-eye for the style.
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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DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750s from Craft and Caponeís. Pours turbid dark brownish black with ruby edges through direct light and 2-fingers of creamy, well-retained off-white head. Nose is great; a big nutty, cacaoey, with earthy esters, black cherry, hops, honey. Tastes rich, complex, with notes of earthy malt, big hazelnut, cacao, coffee, black cherry, and a complex finish. This one finishes even more complex than it starts, and the ingredients meld together amazingly well. So delicious it is a challenge not to drink it down in 3 or 4 gulps.
keanex (1231) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a chalice from a 750ml bottle from 2012.
A: Almost opaque chestnut body with a dense tan head, this beer looks excellent in this glass.
S: The aroma is very complex and inviting. Right away I pick up cocoa and a mild roasted hazelnut coffee aroma that come through the strongest. A very mild cherry comes through with some honey and earthy notes, but overall the Wattleseed takes over the flavor, and Iím okay with that because this smells amazing.
T: Wow this is just as good in flavor as it smells. The roasted hazelnut coffee hits first with hints of cocoa, while the honey provides some mid-taste sweetness, and the Belgian yeast finishes the beer with a warming slightly spiciness to it and some cherry flavored medicinal esters. This is phenomenal.
M: Medium to thick with light carbonation, drinks very smooth.
O: This is simply amazing, this beer is very complex and super easy to drink. Itís also one of the few "weird" Dogfish Head beers I would buy again and again. Dogfish Head knocked it out of the park with this one.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I believe this is, hands down, the best abbey dubbel Iíve ever tasted! URKontinent is outstandingly delicious. The beer pours a dark brown color with a substantial tan head. The head leaves a beautiful, cascading lace around the sides of the glass. The nose is so inviting and enjoyable, with notes of coffee, chocolate, nuts, earth, toasted bread and light, but spicy, hops. The body is extremely drinkable, maybe a little drinkable given the alcohol content. Speaking of which, the alcohol is minimally noticeable, making this both an easily drinkable and extremely dangerous beer! The flavors are really intense, with more notes of coffee, chocolate, a hint of cream, rustic and earthy malts and light bread. There is a subtle balance in sweetness with a hint of honey and a spicy dash of dry hops. The finish is very malty and a little on the sweet side, but leaves you wanting another sip. URKontinent is a very delicious, very awesome dubbel!
Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
major complexity, this is not a beer that can drink without noticing the amazing flavors that are everywhere. looks like cola has flavors of chocolate, berries, fig and spices. the mouth feel is slight thinnish but its nice and smooth. this is the winner.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. pours a clear brown with ruby highlights under a thin, filmy, beige head. i get a lot of fudge in the nose with some licorice-like spice note and lesser notes of chocolate covered dark fruits. flavor is nutty with chocolate and fudge. i suppose itís the toasted amaranth that imparts that awesome nutty flavor that iím really digging. this is great!
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle, 2012- Pours a very dark ruby almost dark cherry color with a thick two finger light tan head, really nice looking beer. The aroma is Belgian sugar, cinnamon, cherries, honey, sweet without being too sweet. The taste is the same as the aroma, only much more complex, chocolate is also in there, I love this beer. Body is medium, carbonation is medium high, finish is dry and lingers. Most Belgian Dubbels donít taste this good, all the flavors just meld together wonderfully, and there is no age on this beer. The best Dubbel and Dogfish beer I have had in a long time.