arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought some dark fruits, hints of caramel, toffee, slight yeast and bready notes in there, some spice and grassy, herbal notes come through as well. Taste is a mix of herbal, grassy and spicy hops, slight bread into lots of sweet caramel, toffee, and dark fruits with figs, finishing sweet.
nj_BierMaven (121) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy brownish-amber, from a bomber bottle. Heavy aroma of dark fruits hints at the overpowering flavor to come. Not cloying, but too much on the fruit for my tastes. I’m sure I need to read up more on the topic, but I think the Belgians rely on a rich combination of malts and unique yeasts to get hints of these flavors, instead of actually throwing figs and dates into the process. Enjoyable enough, but I’ll go for something a little drier next time around.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled in a bomber that was aged for a few months. A really nice unique brew. The pomegranate flavor was mild but noticeable and a good twist.
mikedR (1561) - 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 (2601) - 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 (21227) - , 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 (600) - 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 (13490) - , 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
freeofthoughts (688) - 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.