BREWMUSKCLES (2380) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
got a six of the dubbel as a gift that rekindled my experience with the bourbon in 2008. i could’nt forget that celery salt flavor even after i got tanked. i think the combination hit it off for me.
PhillyCraft (3966) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap for Flying Fish Mad Monday. Pour is a deep blackish amber. Zero head and lacing. Aroma and taste is exploding with vintage oaky woods, butter, figs, raisins, burnt caramel, dark fruits and vanilla. Insanely smooth drinkability for an abbey dubbel. I like this better then prior 8 and Westmalle’s dubbel. Worthy of the silver it received at the 2008 GABF and hands down the best FF beer I have had. Amazing
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of bourbon and caramel. Pours dark brown but not thick with no head. Tastes of bourbon, sour malt, and sugary. This was surprising and delicious!
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this brew. Poured dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon and plum. Mellow bourbon flavor with some fruit in the finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 GABF. Bourbon nose, cloudy golden medium body and mouthfeel. Caramel and vanilla in flavor. Medium finish. Quite tasty.
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great Belgian ale for those who can tell. The yeast is particularly strong and sweet.
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Grey Lodge 7/08, served
in a pint glass. Cloudy, dark amber
with minimal head. Nice bourbon aroma.
Was quite sweet at first, giving way to
a lingering pleasant bourbon aftertaste.
Overall, a very nice job.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the GL. Pours a cloudy amber with a tiny light beige head. Appears almost flatlike. Aroma of light bourbon notes, caramel and sour vanilla oak. Taste of light bourbon, vanilla oak and caramel. Has a slightly sour finish. Very nice done and not overdone with the bourbon.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Grey Lodge. Pours a pulpy orange-brown color with golden edges; thin off-white head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of slightly tart citrus, grapefruit, and sour-mash bourbon notes; pulpy fruits, citrusy bourbon, and a touch of toasty brown sugar. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of lively, zesty citrus and grapefruit upfront, surrounding lightly chewy, toasty oak and bourbon; soft bourbon, light abbey dubbel presence underneath (brown sugar, breadiness), and just a really nice, zesty grapefruit and apple presence throughout; really enjoyable; not immensely heavy, just very nicely drinkable. Lengthy finish: breadiness, toasty malts, cereal, and a touch of soft brown sugar.
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 Deep dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma is VERY bourbon even at arm’s length. Taste is similarly bourbony and sweet with dark fruits and slightly tannic oaky notes. Far and away my favorite FF beer so far. $7/13oz