Derek881 (952) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a wine-style glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, sediment hazy-amber color with a rusty hue and a very small foamy white head that quickly dissipated, along with minimal lacing and cling. Its aroma featured yeast and touches of grain and wheat, along with some floral and pine components, and a light blend of caramel malt and touches of spice. Its taste was fairly bitter and earthy, with some floral and fruit tones, along with some sour yeast and grain, and the lightest bit of caramel sweetness. The beer had a somewhat thin and wet mouthfeel and was a bit watery with low carbonation and life.
arnold931 (213) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours brown/red. Nose is raisins and caramel. Tastes like a dubbel. Sweet and strong flavor.
cafgen (72) - California, USA - APR 16, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep amber color with a one finger head. Aroma is bread, malt, sweet and some citrus. Taste is malt, sweet, slight citrus and bitterness. Medium to high body with alcohol present in the end.
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JJ1 (1) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bloody lovely. Bridges gap between greT beer and find fine. Served as an aperitif at a dinner party. Highly unusual but well received.
Sparf (101) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Komplex sötma med såväl fruktartade som karamelliserade toner. Även brunt socker, honung, plommon och portvin. Mycket angenäm doft som inbjuder till lång utforskning.
Mörkt bärnstensfärgad brygd med ett något tunt och snabbt halverande skum.
Mycket fruktig smak, blandat med en kolaaktigt karamelliserad sötma. En oväntad aning metallisk ton gör sig påmind, framför allt i eftersmaken. Efterdyningarna är annars trevligt värmande.
Låg kolsyrehalt och en mjuk, halvfyllig kropp. På det hela taget en lite annorlunda och angenäm dubbel, men ändå med ett lite avslaget intryck.
fitwitchik (179) - USA - APR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 2012 bottle into a GI snifter golden with a thin beige head.
Aroma is funky sweetness. Just like a good abbey ale.
Flavor is excellent. Fruity. Malty Belgium going on here.
A solid Dubbel from Goose Island. Have had 2007-2013. So far 2012 is my fave but not to discriminate all others.
Balanced beauty. Always happy to consume.
cernjoh (43) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark fruits and malt. Appearance is a honey color. 2013 pours a nice pillow like 2 finger head. 2012 and older have little to no head. Taste is dark fruits, malt and booze. Older years are more flavorful. I had back to 2007. Palate is more smooth and creamy as it ages. Overall an excellent beer that improves with age.
shaynsawchuk (364) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
765 mL bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with a white head of bubbles. Amber caramel, sweet grainy malt, buttered rum, raisin, banana, spice loaf and every form of dark sugar imaginable. Delectably sweet, balanced by subtle hops, alcohol. Silky smooth and rich. Full bodied, full carbonation. Very well made.
scotchzombie (292) - 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 (326) - 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 (164) - 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.