5000 (5654) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep copper in color, moderate sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Big sweet dark breaded aroma, slightly spicy, some dark pitted fruit and floral like shrubs.   Seems like lots going on with this one.   Very bready up front, lots of fig/date/raisin too.   There seems to be a touch of star anise, perhaps some dark chocolate covered cherries and associated sugary white syrupy bits.   This is very interesting, very much like a Dubbel but also a little different.   Backside shows a bit of floral shrubiness, a bit nutty too.   Lots of flavors, making for an interesting experience.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate.   Not a heavy example.   Very interesting beer, with lots going on.   Very enjoyable.
jkwood04 (2949) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark malts, some chocolate and coffee and nuttiness and floral notes and spices, plus some light bitterness. Flavor has a lot going on and I am not really familiar with all of these ingredients so I donít know whatís what. Average texture. A really interesting beer with a lot going on and itís pretty tasty with the alcohol well hidden.
Beergeek23322 (1730) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/15/2012. 750 ml. bottle. Pours red-brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark malt, dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Sweet, sticky flavors with brown sugar and light fruit. Light on hops, but very good balance and complexity.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby, reddish brown color with a two finger light tan fluffy head that lasts and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a floral, herbal characteristic mixing with some chocolate, honey and roasted malts. Taste is caramel and brown sugar up front, nutty, woody, hints of cocoa, toasted grains and roasted dark malts, a light tea-like essence from mid-palate on, with light spices and earthy hops for a relatively dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with a good creamy finish.
TheHOFF43 (1439) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is a dark amber with white head. Chocolate, dark fruits and really sweet. Solid beer but a full bottle would be too much.
nealblind (380) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour some tan head. Was super fizzy coming out of the bottle. Aroma of tomato rooibus, roasted nuts, honey, cola. Taste is strongly of rooibus with woody notes some tobacco flavors. Fades into nuts then honey sweet finish. Light-medium watery body with light carb and moderate to strong acidity to help balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as sickly sweet as other dubbels = great!
neepsntatties (1035) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...nearly black with a thick white head. Nose...coffee like, herbaceous and savoury spice. Palate...delicate CO2, semi sweet, with flavours of Postum, chicory root, and cola. Thereís a distinct but o booze at the back of the palate and a nutty flavour that leans towards filberts. Not sure this is an abbey dubbel, but nice nonetheless.
jhgrantjr (392) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BW, light brown, thick creamy head. Unusual aroma, almost coffee like. Taste is a little smokey. Interesting to try, but that is it.
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freeofthoughts (599) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep red, brown from a distance with some eggshell fizz on the rim. The aroma is great, rich roasted grains, chicory, some Belgian fruits. The flavor is rich and very big. Lots of crazy things going on, sport of a mild Belgian dark porter, with hearty roasted notes, some robust chocolate and dried fruits. At first I could taste the rooibos but it quickly blends nicely into one complete roasted thing. Not much on the Belgian front but the intricacies of it set it apart from American imperial browns and porters and it is totally different that a Belgian mild stout or dubbel. Very good, I would not call it a dubbel, more a blend of an American strong brown ale mixed with a Belgian dark strong ale.
AndyW68 (713) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown and off white head. Aroma is msty and coppery. Taste is sweet and funk. Palate is a little watery, but finishes a little sticky.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown. Aroma is toasted grain, toffee, honey, fig, mysterious spices. Sweet on the palate, herbal finish. Taste is tea, nutmeg, honey, chocolate, mysterious spices. Unique and tasty.