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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
33 cl bottle, $2.30 @ Binny’s, Jul ’09. Hey, 800th rating for this beer. Got a nice goblet that receives a deep red-brown, opaque beer, with a fluffy tan head. I sniff nice sweet Belgian malts and a bit of sugar, plus a bit of sourness. First thing I notice when sipping is that its texture is kind of light.Still some nice malt, sweetness is not as pronounced as some Belgian abbey beers. A little toffee if I hold some beer in my mouth, and a bit of sourness, maybe as much as in a Guinness. A bit of plum and fruitcake a little down the glass. Works out pretty nice. Mild alcohol note. Label description implies a bottle fermentation, but there’s no sediment in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbtallguy (143) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Van de tap. Mooi donker bier met een stevige schuimkop. Fijn afgestemde smaak met een licht bittertje. Erg goed Door drinkbaar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cluniac (65) - - JAN 24, 2015
A lower end double. I like their tripel, but this beer is avg at best. Aroma is very weak, hint of caramel. Color is a deep amber, nothing special. Taste is very mild, with a bit if caramel, malts. Palate is a bit spicy abd watery. Mildy bitter, medium dryness. Overall its drinkable, but below average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmaneser (7) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
75 cl bottle at home. Weak aroma, hard to smell anything. Caramel taste, very mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (85) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
It is quite better and tasty than te blonde one. Anyway, it is not a outstanding beer neither.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark brown body and a large offwhite creamy lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruits, raisins, plums. The taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Sticky texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheFoamhead (124) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
Some hoppy notes mix with hints of roasted coffee beans and a very present caramel sweetness. Besides this you’ll get some spicy notes and a long dry hop finish. This is what I would call an average mass produced special beer. Not bad, but certainly not special either…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidWoodruff (411) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Beautiful brown color with a medium brown head. Dark dried fruit aroma with a hint of marzipan. Malty with notes of toffee, dark fruits and nuts. Mild sweetness. Moderate to low carbonation. Medium bodied. Long sweet malty finish. Very pleasant quaffing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TUNNY1010 (1) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Tried in bottle in Brussels. Tasty beer with good colour and flavour but not the top Belgian dark beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1673) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, beige head. Medium carbonation. Malty body. Sweet nose of toffee and caramel. Light bitter finish. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (170) - ponferrada, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2015
Cerveza de color rojizo-marron con una cabeza de color beige. Aroma a fruta y dulce. Sabor suave y muy dulce, notas de frutas y de levaduras. Bastante bueno.

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