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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A brown, Belgian-style abbey ale. Caramel, banana, biscuit and fruity-aromas contribute to the balance of this strong, complex beer. A sweet, bready and caramel flavor follows with a silky, creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5703) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Brown pour with foamy white head. Light chocolate, brown sugar, dried fruit, and a touch o sour. Brown sugar, caramel malt, and a sweet finish. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared at the Beer Download table at DLD. Thanks, guys! Pours a murky brown color with a small beige head. Banana, plum, caramel, bread, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, eventually coating mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1101) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Torst. Pours a light brown color with an oil slick head. Aroma of dark fruit, bananas, and caramel. Lots of flavor. Caramel, alcohol, spice and some chocolate notes mixed in. Excellent dubbel. Challenges Westy 8.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pour from a 2012 12 oz bottle. Hazy dark brown, thin tan head. Soft carbonation. Nice viscosity on this one - substantial but not too thick. Nose is malty, honey and some yeast in there too. Booze is well hidden beneath some nice malt profiles - quite good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours dark brown with ruby tints. Very little head and very little in the way of carbonation on the palate. The aroma is fruity with sweet cherry and raspberry tones along with some caramel and a modest wine grape tannic finish. The only problem is that the flavor is a tad hollow. Not bad but not that great either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours clear honey amber, like lighter brandy with a sandy head. Aroma and flavor punch you in the face equally with huge spicy malty flavors, sweet with impressions of barrel aging even, crazy. Obviously so big for a dubbel it wasn’t brewed in Belgium, it is so smooth it is uncanny for the boozy notes. The yeast is there to maintain the style but actually eclipsed by the big malty and spicy aspects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3104) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2012 bottle, abv says 10.25%. Pours a very dark ruby red color with a small head that fades normally. Really nice Belgian-y aroma of dark fruit, bananas, bubblegum, raisin bread, and caramel. Taste is fairly sweet at first with lots of dark fruit, raisins, and bananas. Flavor turns to dark bread and caramel by the finish. No alcohol burn in the finish but I don’t like the fizzy carbonation that comes out. That’s about the only thing I don’t like about it though. Pretty delicious Belgian dark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Deep brown pour, small head. Flavors of dark dried fruit, especially nice sweet dates and raisins, I get hints of bubblegum, bready notes and a sweet finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4300) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to unclerudy. Pours a translucent dark brown with not much head. Aroma has lots of dark fruits and caramels. Lots of fig and raisins coming through. Taste has a dark sweetness with some Belgian candi sugar influence and a soft burn on the backend. Really a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
LewSmith (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
Very good its just like its define by our friends at ratebeer. Enjoy it and it kick.

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