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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
pleasantly surprised . i liked this. more than others and rats. .. pours sharon brown .. solid foam .. . light berry, leather, hay, and brown bread juice .. . medium body .. . light finish .. . . why wouldn’t i want extra bacon on that?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Berry, licorice, light black pepper, and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet milk chocolate/caramel malt flavor up front with a subdued black pepper finish. Lightly bitter herbal aftertaste. Definitely not a typical dubbel but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (410) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: looks like a deep maroon color when held up to the light, otherwise it looks pretty black, pours with a light tan head that’s relatively small Aroma: interesting, cherry, graham cracker, pumpkin spice, maybe a hint of funk Taste: has a warm taste initially, maybe from the pepper, can taste the cherries throughout as well, some bitterness on the finish, hints of tang Palate: leaves minimal aftertaste, has kind of a dry mouthfeel, average to soft carbonation, heavier mouthfeel, Overall: I really like this because it’s something different, it’s basically a neutered sour with some very faint pepper and cinnamon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Well, what starts out as a loverly chestnut brown pour turns with a classic malty, caramel nose is immediately destroyed by the overwhelming floral potpourri flavor of the brew. Honestly, it tastes like drinking medicine. Maybe hints of cinnamon underlying the whole thing. But it’s really just a mess...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Taste is funk, malt, spice, caramel and earth. Kinda "everything but the kitchen sink" type beer. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown with red tints..thin tan head. Spicy berry aroma. Taste is sweet, yet peppery, berries and dark fruit, cinnamon. Never heard of a Shisandra berry...but it’s supposed to be very good for you...WIN-WIN.... Interesting.... almost a slight chile feel to it... Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Rich deep amber coloured body with a dense, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, candy, figs, prunes, toasted malt, blueberries and a hint of yeast. Medium-bodied; Assertive bitterness from the malt and alcohol with a faint sweetness and a good dose of spices throughout with pepper and even some curry noticeable. Aftertaste is relatively complex with the spices muddled out by the malt and especially the sugars which aren’t noticeable much at all. Overall, an interesting take on the style, but I wouldn’t consider it a success, merely an option and a decent beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 26-November-2013 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (325) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Wild, but the good way. Changes from smooth and with standard taste when it’s cold to very complex and thinner feeling when it warms up. The berry/pepper flavors are masked when it’s chilled, but as you go it opens up a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2184) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On tap at Boise Whole Foods deep chestnut color with sturdy tan head. Lightly funky dark malt aroma. Woody slightly metallic. Smooth dry finish. The "wild" componant is a bit strange

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (654) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Clear dark brown pour with small white head. Aroma of fruits, spice, cloves and yeast. Taste of caramel, funky sourness, fruity sweetness, yeast, some spiciness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A little wierd, not to sure if I really dig this or not.

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