decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Sampled the night before DLD. Slightly hazed brown pour with off white head. The aroma and flavor are dominated by the yeastiness. The flavor has some dried fruit like raisins as well. Slightly fizzy/foamy for me but a good beer. Carbonation is a bit of an issue for me but the flavor and mouthfeel over come that to make this a solid offering.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 (Bottled, 0.75l) Murky amber color with a small, but lasting head. Lots of sweet, dark fruit, raisins, touch of ash, grainy malt, and some alcohol in the aroma. Sweetish-malty flavor with lots of dried and fresh fruit, lots of ashy yeastiness. Some acidity, and a drier ashiness in the finish. Medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated palate. Too sweet, yeasty and acidic to be really enjoyable. It was not a bad bottle, just a so-so beer.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Port Brewing tasting at the Brickskeller. dark mahogany. aroma is caramel, figs, toast? full bodied with a dry finish. lots of caramel. mildly sweet finish. not bad at all.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 dark red color. sweet fruity aroma. Perfect blend of maltiness and sweet raisin flavor. Amazing beer!
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 750ml, pours brown with tan head. nose has brown sugar, bread, dark fruits, and spicy yeast. flavor is nutty, bready, slightly spicy yeast, and some dark fruits. a basic abbey beer that doesn’t really do anything special.3.4.
rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. pours ruby with tan head. nose is smokey, caramel, alcohol. flavor of red fruits, doughy, yeasty, alcohol. mouth feel is smooth. meh. 3.1.
2/23/08, another sample from a bottle shared by holdenn. This is easily my least favorite LA brew as it continues to unimpress me. lots of dried fruit and some yeastyness leaving a lot to desire. i keep trying this brew and wanting more but I guess that’s what Amazing Grace is for. 3.2.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750m courtesy aspidites. Pours hazy dark copper with a pale yellow head. Aroma of brown sugar and figs. Tastes a bit like fruitcake with hops and carbonation: lightly spicy, fruit, bread, nuts, molasses. Sweet, but not overly so.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tasting at Brickskeller) hazy light brown with small tan head. Yeast and spice aroma. Flavor was malt, yeast, spice, clove, slightly sweet dark fruit.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The first thing you notice about this beer is it has an odd appearance. Not so much deep and dark as it is murky. The aroma is ginger and fig. A little on the unusual bend. The taste though is heavy in the raisin puree but unfortunately unimpressive. Felt as though this beer promised a lot but fell short.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby red color with a big foamy head. Aroma of raisins and candy sugars. Sweet malt flavor with spicy raisin.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, Pizza Port / Port Brewing event at Brickskeller. Pours a murky, brownish color; light tan head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Generous, dried fruit and caramel aroma; biscuity and slightly dry. Medium-to-full, chewy mouthfeel: pleasant dried dark fruits and bready, biscuity warmth; very nice American-made dubbel, the best I’ve had in a while. Medium, dark malt and bready finish.