ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear ruby color. It really is a beautiful poor - too bad itís clarity makes me a bit wary. The head isnít too impressive, either. Itís a one finger light brown affair, without much in the way of retention or significant lacing. The pretty-looking body ticks its score up a notch or two.
S: The aroma definitely suggests something bready and peppery. Beneath the (bog-standard) yeast character, thereís a character of fruit esters, and some *very* sweet caramel. I canít say Iím finding the nose to be impressive...
T: There definite wisps to suggest itís a dubbel - for example, it opens with a fairly bready tone - but even on the first sip, I know this one isnít going to be Rochefort 6. The finish is almost generically sweet: there really isnít much in the way of defined character. It doesnít seem like that much of a problem, but defined subtlety is what can make or break a dubbel - and that generic finishing sweetness (along with the lack of depth) keep it in Mediocreville.
M: Pretty thin, and also pretty light in terms of carbonation. The wet finish leaves behind a lot of lingering sweetness, but this doesnít really harm the drinkability too badly.
O: Not much of a proper dubbel, but not BAD. Iíd recommend this to a beginner drinker: the yeast profile is both subdued and very basic. That, and itís easy to drink. Itís lowish score stems from the fact that itís vapid and unfulfilling to someone who enjoys this style done well.
Jrwhitney6 (382) - - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer of month club. Pours a brown with reddish hue into a snifter. Nose of brown sugar and spice. Taste is dark fruit, pumpkin spice, and malt. Easy to drink, pretty good.
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PorterPounder (6292) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ft, Lauderdale, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Murky dark brown pour, slight, but persistent eggshell colored head, light lacing. Aroma has some brief chocolate accents, some earthy peat-like notes. Chewy flavor with some light chocolate notes, some molasses sweetness, a hint of dates, touch of brown sugar in the back end. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
fitwitchik (420) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased on a brewery run thru Maryland and poured into a snifter reddish dark brown with minimal head.
Aroma is malty with dark fruits.
Flavor is mild for a dubbel. Quite Smooth.
CObiased (120) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a dark amber/brown with a slight head that coats the glass. The aroma is mostly sweet prune like malt but also a touch of rich biscuit and herbal notes. A mouthful is slightly thin yet layered with rich ripe fruit malts coupled with a tiny hint of pumpernickel.
Tayeth (507) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bier riecht relativ malzbetont mit einem Hauch von Klebstoff. Der Geschmack ist relativ seicht: malzig mit etwas Asche im Hintergrund.
gueuze (641) - - JUN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dunkelrot, klar. Im Geruch leichte Anteile von Klebstoff. Im Geschmack dann weniger. Leicht restsŁŖ, insgesamt rund.
callmemickey (3703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, medium sized light tan head, and soapy lacing. Rich caramel. dark fruits, some milk chocolate, and light earth. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, moderate sweetness throughout.
retinadoc (159) - - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Reserved aroma. Medium carbonation. Rich, dark brown color. Very dry for a beer. Muted malt hop flavors. No off flavors or aromas. Clean finish.
trapped (1441) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small light beige foamy head that disappeared immediately, slight roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, mellow roasted malt taste, abrupt finish. Lacks the kick of an abbey dubbel!
BlindGuardianco (39) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advertised as Abbey dubbel but then the description says Brown ale, nice amber beer with %7.2 so a bit boozie, nice drinkable beer with a kick,