mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never know what to expect from the Chosen Beer . . . this one works! I don’t know how much doppelbock I’m getting, but as a dubbel, this is quite the fruit-oriented one. Dark fruits at that. Maybe a bit of Belgian yeast, but really, the story here is dark fruits and malts. Both in abundance, both assertive, and both making for a fine beer. Solid B, if not B+.
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good Dubbel. Press a dark raisin color with off white head. Some aromas of dark fruit and bubblegum. Nothing too prominent though. Sweet and malty flavors with enough bitterness on the backside to keep it from being cloying.
madmitch76 (18174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th June 2013
Clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry with mild carbonation. Clean malt, semi sweet with a little cream. Nice touch of dates and figs. Finishes smooth and dry. Simple stuff but very drinkable.
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is big time dates, light molasses, fruity dates, belgian yeast, candy. Pour is dark brown, almost black. Flavor is lightly fruity, molasses, spicy yeast, semi-sweet. Not too bad.
jtclockwork (10894) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of fig, dates, caramel, toffee and bready malt. Medium body.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet scent of dates and figs is an interesting substitute for heavy malt. While not usually a big fan of fruit beers the dates and figs don't come off as too dominant. With the malts it tastes like a raisiny granola bar. The fruit gets out of the way and it finishes like a more traditional double.
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freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Bottle pours dark reddish brown with cream colored fizz. Sweet malty aroma with some light fruitiness and hint of chocolate. The flavor is a nice rounded dark malt build with a healthy sweetness aided by the figs and dates. The Belgian yeast increases the sugary feel as it lingers with an earthy roasted grain toasted bread thing with familiar elements to a Paulaner Salvator and a St. Bernardus 6 but not quite as good as those timeless brews.
DavidLMU (21) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Something was off about this beer. It definitely lacked the maltiness of a dopplebock. It had an almost mineral flavor to it.
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reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle shared at Beer Revolution’s Olivier Square location pours amber in color with a small white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is grass and dark fruits with some yeasty notes. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a dark fruity and malty sweetness. Flavors are well balanced in this medium bodied and nicely carbonated brew. Well done and recommended.
Iphonephan (4495) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle courtesy of Kermis. Pours a clear reddish cola with a thick but quickly dissipating off white head. Nose is a mix of citrus and hops - no belgian yeast aroma. Flavors of stone fruits and some mild toffee notes. Mildly bitter finish.