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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is earthy, wood, brown bread, spice, raisin and candied orange peel. The taste is bitter-sweet, toasty, brown bread, raisin, warming alcohol, raisin, barnyard, spice and earth with a touch of warmth on the finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Decent, but couldn’t drink too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours clear, rich amber with a creamy, tan head. The nose has dried berries, rich bread, currants. Medium sweet flavor with more dried fruits, dried berries, some herbs, a bit of brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, some further toasty bread, aged fruits, mild alcohol, some pine and herbs, quite dynamic. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4978) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Very nice. Comes together well with great wild hints of sourness. Some raison and floral hops mixed with berry and I even taste the cinnamon. Finishes sweet and sour. Thanks to Gendv138 for at taste of this at the Churchkey tap feature event.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 ounce draft pour at ChurchKey. Dark ruby/amber with off-white head. Aromas of licorice, spices, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, plums, spices. Medium body with a dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
An interesting take on the dubbel. Thinner than I would’ve thought but it has the dark fruit and candy sugar that’d you’d expect. Sweet and pepper aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
revolution2718 (328) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a deep red/mahogany with a finger of tan rocky head. Nose is cherry, rich malts, nutty, bread, dark fruits, maybe a bit spiced, maybe cinnamon/clove. Taste is not as good as the nose. Very malty, a bit astringent, a bit of fruit in there. I think it might be oxidized. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steverus0 (221) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Wow did New Belgium nail this one. Rich spicy, fruity notes accompany a dark mahogany pour with rapidly dissipating but lingering head. Mouthfeel is malty effervescence in perfect balance with subtle fruits and spice. This is a dubbel that should be enjoyed with spicy food, as its lingering pepper notes really work. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor have some caramel and toffee notes as well as some brown sugar character. In the flavor I also get a hint of cinnamon as well as some dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2014
22oz bottle picked up in Wyoming
Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is dark ripe fruit, chocolate, clove and cinnamon. Taste is rich malts, dark fruit, berries and spices
A nice easy drinking Dubbel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (373) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Had a hint of bandaid aroma. No bueno. It was cloudy brown with an off white head. A medium body accompanied with low carb made this brew in my eyes very average. Buy it try it

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