KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium brown with a reddish hue and a large (2-3 finger) off white rocky head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing that left behind some nice residue which was left sticking to the glass.
The aroma was of a mild caramel malt, a light resin hop and a sweet yeast with notes of banana, maple syrup and some dark fruit with a mild alcohol tinge.
It tasted malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a touch of syrup in the beginning and finished about the same but with notes of banana, some fruitiness and a mild alcohol warming at the end. The flavor was left lingering on the taste buds for a nice long while along with the mild taste of alcohol.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body, creamy and a little syrupy in texture with a nice mild carbonation.
Overall a very pleasant tasting Dubbel, not to sweet with a mild alcohol finish. A good representation of the style and a very well balanced brew.
KyotoLefty (8141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Komachi. Finally got around to trying this Belgian-American classic. Pretty red-orange-brown, clear, with a tall, fine, off-white head. Yeasty nose, a bit roasted, miso, chocolate, spicy yeast. Flavor is quite spicy and full of umami, chocolate, soy. There is a rough yeastiness that I don’t really dig. Not too sweet, but the malt flavors are unimpressive for a dubbel.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrjaxson (393) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a beautiful, big head barely fitting in a tulip, releasing a yeasty blast detectable from across the kitchen. Upon closer examination, one might nose out a bit of dark cherries and raisins, too. Body is quite spry and balanced with a sharp finish that also has hints of sweetness. Very nice.
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and lasting light brown head. Clear amber color. Delisius malty aroma fron light roasted malts blends with nutty nougat taste. Sweet taste and medium to light body. Small bitterness.
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler in fl (visitors at abc). Looks great. Flavor just above avg. Too smooth.. can that happen? Very nutty. Easy to drink, hides 7 percent quite well
willisread (1301) - 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 (927) - 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 (516) - 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 (734) - - 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 isn’t 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 (77) - - 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.