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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Pours with a reasonably dense, initially three-finger thick, dirty tan colored head that sits atop a clear, dark, brownish amber colored beer. The aroma is quite sweet and fruity with the trio of prunes, figs and raisins being quite prominent. As I work my way through this beer it leaves a layered lacing pattern on the sides of my tulip glass. Underneath this is touch of caramelized, yet quite toasted malt. Despite the sweet fruity nose the beer smells quite light and airy, I would expect it to smell a bit "thicker", if that makes sense. The aroma certainly could use a bit more complexity, some more yeasty spiciness would definitely be welcome.

The beer is definitely quite sweet in the flavor department as well. There is a certain heft to the body that starts to coat the mouth a bit. The sweetness certainly plays up, and almost seems derived from, an intermingling of concentrated dark fruit notes. Sweet figs and raisins mix with caramelized malt sugars, a solid brown sugar note. This is really quite drinkable, for some reason I can’t quite help myself from thinking of fruit juice. The alcohol is hidden pretty well, but that is because of the fruity sweet notes that dominate the flavor profile. This is certainly not objectionable, but could certainly gain from some complexity in the flavor department. This beer would be a good way to end a meal, sweet enough that it seems like desert, yet not so rich as to be a chore to finish after a good meal.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a fairly dark color and a huge brown head. that dissipates quickly though. Aromas are domniated by raisin, bread and some caramel. Flavors of caramel and chocolate, malts and only a slight hint of citrus and yeast. Maybe not overly complex for a Belgian but a good session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Aroma of malt and light hints of dark fruit. Color is deep brown with minimal head. Sweet beginning with grape, and perhaps a bit of dark stone fruit. There is a background of chocolate and caramel, but concord grape keeps coming to mind. Just a hint, mind. Really quite nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2006
(33cl bottle) Clear deep mahogany body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, plum, metallic. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plum/raisin. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2006
A great Dubbel. Pours cloudy amber with slightly off white head. Mild fruit and toffee aroma that tings the palate in the right places. Alcohol is blended very well. Not a strong Belgian but very well done. Great drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Tried along wiht the Blond and other Belgians. The best one of the night. Very Smooth and enjoyable. Could have two or three in one setting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Draft PP Carlsbad. Deep reddish caramel color with a frothy ivory head. Burnt sugar, prunes and yeasty nose. Sweet with tons of dark fruit notes, raisins. Dry finish. Seems somewhat underwhelming but still enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Musky, raisiny color in the goblet. Very little head. Big yeasty nose with subtle malt. Flavor is rather disappointing for an abbey. Really lacks complexity. Disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
75cl. bottle. Dark amber colour wit a nice thick head. Aroma of bread, malt and fruit. Flavour is fruity, malty and yeasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Translucent cherry-lacquered mahogany in color with a thick, one inch, frothy tan head. Broiled prunes and chocolate matchsticks kick start the aroma, followed by cocoa butter, cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and pepper. Brown bread and coriander round out the back end. Frothy foam lines the lips and imparts harsh sulfuric flavors when licked off, conjuring allusions to aluminum tin cans and mild pumpernickel that’s been spiced with ground cloves and nutmeg. Past the foam, it’s a prettier picture. Cloves and milk chocolate intertwine for a cocoa and hazelnut outcome. Mild, fruity accents come from prunes melding with blanched plantains. Supple liquid formation on the palate, with melting soda syrup running down the sides of the tongue. Mild sulfur still remains in the finish, with chocolate banana flavored barn planks and musty spice cabinets to see themselves out.


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