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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This wild Colorado version of the Belgian Dubbel ropes you in with clove and dark fruit aromas. Deeply rich and malty, every sip has a creamy texture true to Belgian tradition before it rides off with hints of black pepper and cinnamon from the addition of shisandra berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
poured as taster at Ft. Collins site - mild aroma -maybe too cold - coffee, raisin, farmhouse, raisins, toffee, molasses, funk

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle - $8.48 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, garnet-hued body with an initially foamy, but, quickly receding, off-white head. Slim lace coating.

Smell: Sweet-scented, moderately spicy, and with transient, less-than-potent notes of pink peppercorn, cinnamon, tobacco, chocolate, brown sugar, and bubblegum-flavored vodka.

Taste: Sour berries enveloped generously in brown sugar and spice atop some light toast, light chocolate. Bubblegum. A little snap of sharp herb. Fairly sweet, still. Pepper, tobacco on the back half and into the spicy-sweet, warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A bit silken.

Overall: Wild². Not bad, but certainly not great, either. Like the film Prometheus, I’m just happy to have made my way through it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
This was a strange dubbel/strong as it definitely has some tartness and funk, mostly up front. An okay beer. Definitely different than most Belgians.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1608) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Appearance: dark clear purple with one finger of very creamy light tan head, poured into a chimay goblet. Aroma: very fruity, with cherries, raisin, fig, prunes, all in syrup, with cinnamon, clove, and graham cracker; hint of leather and pipe tobacco. Taste: as the aroma indicates--pretty sweet, with fruit, clove, and dark brown bread. Finish: fruity and lightly sweet, with light dryness and lasting yeasty clove. Notes: Interesting. They bill it as a dubbel, but some of the traditional dubbel maltiness and candi sugar notes were definitely absent in favor of increased fruitiness. Nevertheless, the interesting fruit characteristics made this a pretty decent beer. Beerdvent 2013, day 24.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3496) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2013
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin fizzy off white head. Tastes slightly sour, dry, with light herbs, grass, some bitter hops, light citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells musky and grassy, stale and leathery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4384) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, woody notes, light spice, fig, raisins, and light floral notes. Flavor is semi-sweet bready malts, mixed spices, some dry woody notes, light hop bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish with a touch of sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Pours a dark amber red, good initial head fades to nothing, clear. Aroma lightly of sweaty socks, a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is a bit like a cross between a weizenbock a dubbed, and La Folie. Some clove up front, along with a touch of sweaty sock. Middle of the beer is caramel malts and cherry. Finish is lightly spicy, with pepper and a bit more clove. Rather liked this one, good complexity. Wish it had been just a bit more full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Brown pour, nice head. The smell is slightly tart, fruity, plenty of schisandra. The flavor is real good. Has notes of juniper, cedar, and brett. Slight bubblegum aftertaste. Nothing like a dubbel but a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Growler from Ale Yeah!, with much thanks to Timmy. Pours brown, with a small, tan head. Biscuit dough, cloves, light sour cherries, chocolate malts, a slight note of green chilis, and toffee. Very sweet flavor, with a light sourness, and just a hint of hop bitterness. Medium body, chalky, and sticky. This is a distinctly sour beer, but very mellow and yeasty. This is delicious, thick, and very drinkable beer. Unique, and very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12/26/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown color with a tan head. Aromas of yeast, sugar, malt and spice. Peppery flavors with dark malt and dark fruit. interesting beer, but I think the peppers take over too much.

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