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Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Very dark amber, almost black with light tan foamy head. Dark bready aroma, with subtle fruit nuances. Tastes of plums, with nuttiness, and a vinous quality. Toasted malt and an earthy taste. Rich and heavy on the palate. Finish is moderately sweet and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Damn gusher. 11.2 oz bottle. 08-01-05 is the date on the bottle, must be a best by date since that is a date in the future. Served at 51° in my Duvel tulip. Pours reddish brown with a thick khaki head. Lacing is apparent right off the bat. Strong smell while sitting in the glass. When I get closer, the aroma is raisins, plums, turbino sugar and malty. There is also seems to be a bit of sourness. The taste is malty, but the flavors you get from the aroma seem to be muted. There is a sourness? that seems to be washing away the large, upfront flavor. The finish is soapy?, dull, with some residual bitterness. There seems to be a yeasty flavor, as well. It is possible that the hops or alcohol (both of which seem to have been kept in check) have robbed this beer of it’s flavor, but I am not sure. The body, especially up-front, is full and substantial feeling. Now that I am finishing the beer, I don’t find any sediment in the bottle or glass, could it be this Belgian Dubbel is not bottle conditioned?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 I have heard of this one but never seen it in PA before. Sampled this one on draft at D’s Six Packs & Dogz in Pittsburgh. It poured a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was malty with a light fruit undertone and a lightly sour almost vinegary element. The flavor was huge with ripe fruits - almost raspberry - and sour dark malts. There is a hint of chocolate underneath. A sour tangy malty finish lingers. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (724) - PERU - JUL 22, 2005
Draft - Poured a brownish red with a full head. Great hoppy aroma. Fairly sweet and bitter. One of the best common Begian doubles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
ruddy chestnut color with a medium tan rocky head. lots of lacing sticks to the glass. aroma is toffee malt sweet with raisin. lots of raisin. flavor is lots of the same, toffee/caramel malty sweetness, raisin too, but lots of it and not a whole lot else. the finish was like port/tawny, but shadowed by the rest. thanks WillowyStephanie!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1806) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle. Chestnut brown with slim off-white head. Fruity, caramel, malty aroma. Watery carbonated mouthfeel; under delivering on the taste front, raisin, caramel and malt, but not enough somehow. Slightly bitter warming finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bledman (4) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005 does not count
I loved this beer. I had it while I was in Spain last summer on tap as well as in the bottle. It was much better on tap, but the bottle was still good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
Bottle. Aroma and flavor reminds me of rum and raisin icecream. It’s quite nice but extremely weak. And there’s no palate at all. Looks pretty though with a sturdy, creamy head, good lacing and same color as brandy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2005
Bottled. Weak nose with caramelly, somewhat fruity, strawberry aromas. Tastes fruity, malty and caramelly. Finishes malty, sweet and slightly alcoholic. Okay, decent, but not overly complex, too sweet and a tad boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
has2be (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005 does not count
I thought this beer was enjoyable. It poured dark with a nice head on it. And the smell and taste of fruit with a little alcohol on the aftertaste. I would definitely buy again

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