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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This decadent Chocolate Abbey Ale is a lovely trifle for your senses. Brewed with a proprietary Belgian yeast and English Maris Otter Malt it is smooth and rich. Inspired by a recent tour of Europe and brewed with chocolate we enjoyed there. Subtle Segal Ranch hops promote the rich dark chocolate flavors of this rather strong Dubbel. Best served at 48 °F. An elegant excuse to linger after dinner. -Your Friends at New Glarus Brewing Company

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle, cheers to Drake for gifting this. The pour’s deep reddish brown. The tiny off-white head fizzles out pretty quickly. Not particularly attractive. Plenty of chocolate malts, cocoa powder aromas. Hints of tangy red berry. Some Belgian yeast, toasty brown sugar. Mellow oxidized flavors. Some toasted tobacco. Thin and slightly ashy. Faded raspberries dipped in chocolate. Dry finish. Some tart bubblegum. Medium body, quite fizzy. Overall, a few ounces were more than enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is ruby, tan head, decent retention/lace. Aroma of milk chocolate, fruity ester, dark fruit. Taste is chocolate, fruity ester, dark fruit, light clove. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Neal. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Big chocolate malt aroma. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared with the group early 2012. Pours a clear copper brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet malts, powdery dark chocolate, yeast, mild fruit notes and a very light nutty component. Interesting, a bit soft at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3543) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3: poured a thick dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and fruit. Taste is a weird mix of dark fruit and sharp chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from RBSG. Pours brown with some tan head. Weak aroma, nothing really going on with this. Some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Poured from a 13 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown with no had. Aroma is creamy and sweet. Tastes sweet bad nutty. All around, this is a pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Brown pour with a nice light tan head. Not much going on in the nose, maybe just a touch of roasted malt. Spiciness from the Belgian yeast gives way to strong chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Thanks, Adam! Nice and thick dark brown pour, creamy even. Nutty and understated malts in the nose, along with milk chocolate. Interesting flavors, as the dubbel characteristics are a bit off of the conventional, which suits the chocolate profile well. Nice, as expected from NG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
23rd June 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Very pale tan head, tidy. Light palate, crispy and fairly dry. Smooth chocolate powder. Mild fruits and bubblegum underneath. Dry dark chocolate malt and mild minerals in the finish. Joins up quite well.

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