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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2554) - 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 (1930) - 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 (9044) - 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 (2956) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
12oz bottle shared at RBWG
Appearance: Clear dark mahogany with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark fruit and caramel
Taste: Dark malts and fruit
Ok, mild and sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12oz bottle, brown sugar, dark fruits. Sweet. Not sure this is a Dubbel. Still not horrible, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. Pours brown with a fine tan head. Some darkish malta in the nose, a bit of burnt earth and brown sugar. Sweet, pretty boozy, some raw sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm fi ish witn sweet, well-planned balance. So so, but too aweet.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (733) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2013
Murky, brown/ black color with a quickly disappearing tan/ beige head. Aroma is phenolic and somoe very slight burn notes. Flavor is phenolic/ anisee. Very similar to trois pistoles and the like. Palate is quite smooth and easy drinking. Warming, great but not exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Dark brown color, low head, and interesting aroma of sweet malt, banana, even ripe mellon. Taste is very different, and I would not have even thought "Belgian ale" without first knowing. Taste is moderately sweet malt with flavors of plum, banana, raising and a little spice. Finishes subtly with all these flavors. Very interesting brew, and one more reason I think this brewer is one of the most interesting brewers in the world.

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