DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Lovely beer, and a lovely bottle, too. Pours a very big cream colored head that slowly settles into a coppry body. Smell has enough Belgian sugar for everyone. The usual Belgian yeast esters of coriander, and a slight hint of banana toward the finish. Thereís also a hint of horseblanket that becomes apparent the further down the glass you go.
willisread (1088) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole. Clear amber with a nice medium-sized off-white head of foam. Banana, clove, fig, prune and currant all over the nose. The banana and clove really lead the way though. Sweet on the palate, but not cloying. Body is a bit too thin but the nose is great. Nice fruity finish but a bit too thin.
chucklemation (872) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin, long-lasting white head. Aroma is lots of nut, caramel, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is nut, caramel, dark fruits, and subtle Belgian yeast. It took a bit to grow on me, but I enjoy this one, and the nuttiness sets it apart in the style.
cmacklin (473) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a large, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Fruity malt aroma with caramel, yeast and spice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dried fruit, caramel, yeast and spice with a mildly bitter, dry, light alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.
PartyFowle (704) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark yet clear cranberry-orange with a fluffy tan head. Aroma: toasted raisinbread, bubblegum, a dash of pear juice and pink peppercorn. A bit of nuttiness as well. The flavor replicates all these up front, but the follow-up isnít quite there -- bit of a weak finish. Mostly dry, with lingering phenolic and toasted malt character. Pillow-soft medium-light body with excitable fizz and imperceptible ABV. Drinkable.
lobosaintori (50) - - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first experience with a Dupplebock. pours a very clear copper color, joined by a strong pleasant dark chocolate aroma. tastes of the dark chocolate are combined with the presence of fruits , chocolate covered strawberries, raisins or dates. Touch of bitterness that quickly finishes smoothly with no harsh aftertaste. Definitely looking onward to more examples of this variety.
radio_nowhere (1231) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into tulip glass, clear rusty-amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, banana, cocoa, dark fruits, candy sugar, dried fruits and yeast. Taste adds toast, light spices, slightly vinous, brown sugar and light earthy bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, soft, dry with caramely-sweet, light spice finish. Pretty tasty dubbel, maybe a tad on the sweet side.
HuskerTan (1033) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Tootsie rolls, nutmeg, leather, raisins, dark fruits, banana.
A- Dark reddish brown color, clear liquid, tan head.
T- Dark fruits, raisins, tobacco, spices, chocolate, banana, bubble gum.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- This was a good beer from a reputable large scale brewer but thatís also why I didnít love it. I guess I expected it to be just a little better? But at the same time, I didnít. Had a lot of good aspects but also felt like it was blended with a hefe. Not a bad thing, just interesting. Iím still debating how I feel as I submit this rating. I think I could rate it as much as 0.5 higher but also 0.2 lower.
ozzy70 (205) - - AUG 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle from grocery store. Pours dark amber. Slight burnt aroma. Taste, not bitter, complex. Spice and fruity tones.
Aggiebob (393) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear coppery color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is dry fruit, yeast and spices. The flavor is the same with caramel. Very tasty and well balanced.
bg80 (57) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most convincing American dubbels out there. Very well-balanced, hides the alcohol really well with a candi sweetness. Rich dark fruit flavors.