merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma has bready malt, vague tropical fruits, and some floral hops. Light medium body has medium carbonation. Taste has dry and bitter floral hops to balance the sweetish tropical fruits and bready malt. Vague spices, seems like coriander and white pepper. Hints of yeast and vanilla. Nice effort for the brewery’s first Belgian style. Pleasantly drinkable.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler. Too sweet, just really over done. Needs more alcohol. Highland... start over.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, malt, sugar and bread. Taste has some spiciness to it - along with some roasted malts, earthy/grassy/floral notes - finishing with some clove. Pretty light in appearance for a dubbel but it isn’t light on flavor - very nice.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber golden color with little to no head which quickly dissipated. Caramel malts with some hints of cinnamon and a nice mouthfeel. Very sweet on finish, not bad.
beerme31 (454) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruit, nuttiness, nutmeg, dark chocolate, spices. Pours brown, thin-med head. You can taste both the fruit sweetness and spice. Medium body, lasting flavorful malts, medium-high carbonation. Well balanced and good flavor.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours fairly dark amber with very little off-white head. Nose is a mixture of the usual belgian yeast/candied sugar malt abbey dubbels and a not-so-desirable slight skunkiness. Taste is somewhat the same....the usual dubbel flavor is there but it’s very thin and watered down with very un-masked alcohol and a little skunk. Hops are almost unnoticable. Finish is short and watery. Not impressed at all....I expect more from abbeys.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, malt breadiness . Taste has some spiciness to it - along with some roasted malts, earthy/grassy/floral notes - finishing with some clove. Pretty light in appearance for a dubbel. Not bad, but so many other Dubbels out there that are better.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak, watery abbey style ale. Kind of an abbey light. Could not recommend this any less. A disappointing offering from Highland.
chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle was a gift from Duane. I have been pleasantly surprised by Highland in the past and looked forward to this brew. It poured a cloudy golden caramel. Small with head dissipated quickly. Aroma was graham crackers with mild fruit and honey and yeast. A hint of spice and grain. Medium carbonation with a very smooth texture. Creamy. Soft banana and a hit of spice. The flavor was bready with a touch of honey sweetness and a mild spicy finish. Very tasty. No off notes at all. One the my favorite dubbels so far. Good job Highland. I was sorry my brother gave me only one. I will look for this one soon.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Greens Discount Beverage. Pour is a light brown with a bit of yellow and amber and a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and bready, with a little bit of candied fruit and light malts. While the aroma is nice and somewhat complex, there is less to the taste. A bit watery and dull, finishing with a sweet bready finish and a bit of hops and alcohol. An unusually disappointing brew from Highland, although not terrible.