njnut (289) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into tulip. A slightly hazy UPS brown with a short lasting off white head. Some lacing but not much. Aroma is yeast, banana, and the figs and dates come through. The taste is like my Jewish childhood deserts soaked in Belgian ale. The fig and dates shine through a yeasty abbey beer aroma. Because of the large bottle the warming of the beer caused a decrease in the haze and an increase in the boozey aromas and taste. It sort of became a little whiskey flavored. A little warming and the alcohol was strong in the finish. I enjoyed this very much.
onceblind (4698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged one year+. Pours a deep dark brown with a foamy light beige cap. Nice aroma if sweet bready dark malts and dates and raisins and some sort of citrus tone. Smooth and mellow earthy toast sweetness with figs and dates and a dry breadiness with a touch of sweet earthy dark malt toffee. Interesting and quenching.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle I’ve had for a while, so I don’t remember where I bought it. Opened at Thanksgiving. Big hit with my uncle, who polished off most of the bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small beige head that lasts as a thick ring. Lots of caramel and brown sugar and toast here, balanced by some dark fruits, boozy bread and cake, and mellow spices. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Leaned more doppel than dubbel in my glass. Interesting beer. I’ll have to try the 2014 soon.
Masterkush7 (573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark rubyish brown with a short tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, candied fruit, tart berries and bread notes. Taste is sweet malt candied fruit, caramel, dark bread, boozy notes and toffee. Body is medium and smooth with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt, dark bread, toffee, fruit notes and toffee. S
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weihenweizen (1908) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a tulip. Medium brown with crimson hues and big beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is dates, figs, brown sugar, some toffee, and other rich dark fruit. Interesting, complex, thirst quenching, pretty easy to drink for the ABV, one of my favorite dubbels.
fitwitchik (368) - USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 2013 bottle into a snifter red amber with minimal head.
Aroma is burnt figs. Caramel.
Flavor reminds me of a burnt sugar malted toffee. Really nice blend. Ever slight bitter hops present but doesn’t take away from this dubbel
A really good brew from 2013. Had one when it first came out & now finally enjoyed this one after some time.
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste dark fruit, toffee, boozy. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sedona Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramelized sugar, brown sugar, booze. The taste is toffee, booze, brown sugar, herbal notes. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, hot.
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from last years holiday pack. Nice aroma of dates, turbinado caramel and white pepper. Flavor is dark fruits, vanilla, a touch of rum and some white pepper. Full bodied, at first, but finishes with a nice balance.
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wegmans KOP. Pours cola brown with a small tan head that dissipates at record speed. This beer is pretty ugly. The aroma hs tons of dark fruit: figs, plums, brown sugar, quite sweet. The taste has a big raisin, sweet sugary plum, a bit of booze on the finish. This is OK but nothing special.
SDalkoholic (2183) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a thick monstrous sizing of head which took several minutes to retreat and when it eventually did, there were only a few patches of foam remaining. Liquid appeared as a dark mahogany color and had slow rising carbonation bubbles. Aroma is big and bold and smells similar to an authentic Belgian dubbel with lightly spiced yeast and a sweet base of malts. Also, the aroma has a tame fruity element and suggests notes of dates, figs and palm sugar. The drink delivers a sugary sweet profile of malts while a harsh warm presence of alcohol hangs in the finish. It isn’t until I re-chill my bottle back down to cold since the liquor stores have the coolers on a minimum that I started to appreciate this beer because trying to drink it at a cool room temperature was too harsh and offending for my taste buds. I know some beers are meant to warm up a little in temperature but this is not one of them by any means. Has a dark rich fruit flavor of fig and date but it taste more of a packaged preserved fig or date flavor and not so much the same taste I get when I eat a fresh date at the grocery stores. It does taste true to Belgian abbey dubbel, but then again this was a bizarre recipe that tested the boundaries of hybrid brewing. I’m not sure if I like this or not? WTF?