YodaB (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had this straight from the tap at the Wilmington location as well as in the many growlers my friend who works there has brought home. Nice and dark with excellent flavor in the true Belgium Abby dubbel style. Much lighter and less filling than the dark color would suggest. Very drinkable, My favorite brew from Iron Hill yet.
eaglefan538 (2947) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 On draft at the Newak location. Hazy amber, almost reddish pour, nice head on top, decent retention with steadily rising bubbles going on. Lacing pretty good. The aroma was very nice once it warmed up beyond the freezing cold serving temperature of the Newark location, coriander, cloves, sweet amber malts. The flavor was solid, great spicing (cloves and coriander), solid yeast presence in the flavor and finish, caramel and fruity malt aspects, highly drinkable, up there among my favorite dubbels experienced to-date. Body was airy fully, nothing sticky or thick about it, though. Nice job, Scott! Re-rate, 11/08, on draft at the WC location: A tad more smokey than remembered, bubblegum noticeable underneath. Not quite as impressive either as my first rating of 4.4, bumping numbers down a tad.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker brown color with a light head. On tap at North Wales. Aroma is sweet with lots of caramel and raisin. Flavor is very bready/malty for a dubbel, but the fruit flavors come through nicely. I liked it, but its average for a Dubbel in my opinion.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Newark-Pours a cloudy golden color w/a slight white head. Sweet aroma of bread dough. Flavors of bread dough, sugar, banana, & spice. A little drier than a standard Abbey Dubbel makes the flavor seem to come up kind of short. Could use a little more sweetness & spice to punch it up a bit, but not bad. A solid brew.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hazy amber colour with a small off white head. malty, caramel and light cookie sweet aroma with some fruity and alcohol notes. Sweet flavor with a light alcohol sting. Light dry finish with alcohol sweet notes.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
10oz draft at the new Lancaster, PA location...pours a hazy brownish color, no head to speak of...smell was of ripe fruit, malt and banana...flavor was on the sweet side, dark fruits and evidence of the banana and clove pairing...not bad but not great.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at NorthWales location. Cloudy orange/brown color with no head. The aroma was of sweet malt and banana. The taste was very sugary sweet with banana notes and some spices. Weird metalic finish as it warmed.
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 1. Pours hazy orange/brown with a diminished head. Alcohol and dried fruity aroma, solid malt base and medium dry. Flavour is bit dead. Has some malt and a slice of malt. Some oldish drid fruit and a rising bitterness. Slight alcohol heavy and malty finish.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, corked bottle
Cloudy amber color. Malt aroma, sweet, a bit fruity (plums). The body is quite unsubstantial, with some caramel flavor and not much more going on. Short final. Not interesting.
joergen (23767) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of caramel and spices with notes of liquorice and fruits.
Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits, liquorice and hops with notes of alcohol.