scotchzombie (314) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy chestnut brown and bubbled with a foamy yellow head. Some wet lacing. Aroma is strong fruit esters - even apple - toffee and some yeast. Taste is caramel, toffee and candied malt and raisin and fig darkfruit. Some booze backbone. Low carbonation. Highly drinkable and super tasty dupe. I really enjoyed this one.
raradel (334) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good Abbey. Smooth and easy, not too strong. A little sugar sweet but beautiful look.
Stuedmaster (195) - Vista, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle with cage and cork, 2012 vintage. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, dark fruits, toffee, cherry, and port (vinous qualities). Light brown/caramel colored pour with a slight tan head, no lacing. Nice rich flavor, very sweet and fruity, not much spice, minimal bitterness. Really comes through with a port-like warmness, alcohol is apparent. A good representation of a Belgian Dubbel.
Alpha10 (304) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/03/31 - Pours a cloudy, dark amber colour with a foamy, beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is banana, dough, figs, caramel and toffee. Taste is toasted caramel, toffee, malt, mild banana and figs and notes of sweet liquor. Mouthfeel is medium to full body, oily texture, low to average carbonation and a mildly warming, boozy finish. Flavours were a tad subdued and carbonation was a little light, but still rather enjoyable.
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GRM (2912) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, vintage 2013, 765 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on March 29 2014; eye: caramel with an auburn hue, hazy, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: toffee, malt, light burnt caramel, slight spices, light fig; mouth: toffee, malt, burnt caramel, light spices, light sourness, light fig, finale in malt with presence of toffee, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, millésime 2013, 765 ml, 8,7 %, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 29 mars 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte châtain, trouble, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : toffee, malt, léger caramel brûlé, très léger épices, léger figue; bouche : toffee, malt, léger caramel brûlé, léger épices, légère aigreur, léger figue, finale en malt avec présence de toffee, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth, but really mild overall. Not as spicy as the average Belgian. Very mild fruit and slight yeast, maybe a little banana and too clean going down. Just not enough there to be worthwhile. Well hidden alcohol.
210629 (1) - Brunswick, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
complex flavors with a high alcohol content a little sweet but overall a nice ale
HonusWagner (1315) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
These are not the flavors I typically like in beers, and Dubbels are a style I have generally not even bothered rating in the past, but this is an excellent example of the style. Reminiscent of a banana nut bread or some other kind of holiday spiced loaf. Really delicious for a thing I’m not usually fond of.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a full-bodied beer with a heaviness in the mouth. The flavors are a malty banana with undertones of orange, caramel, and and cane sugar. Long-lasting aftertaste.
czar (4100) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2012 vintage) pours hazy dark golden, almost copper, with a small off-white head, little retention and lacing. caramel - a tad linear, spices and cacao, soft but present earthy notes, fruitiness - fainted though, brown sugar and dark golden candi, bubblegum and bananas, slightly woodsy, few acetone and garbagy notes, lots of booze. moderate to low carbonation - lacking, light to medium body - oily, some sweetness - brandy-like sweetness and booziness, herbal-grassy-earthy finish. smooth mouthfeel. big disappointment. DP.