WisconsinBeer (704) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep amber brown color, decent head. Soft, smooth, and velvety on the palate. Flavor is predominately semi-sweet chocolate, something like malted milk balls. Also notes of vanilla bean and chocolate liqueur, with some hops on the back end to dry it out. A little bit of throat warming alcohol in here as well. Lingering sweetness, well balanced and easy drinking. Solid dessert beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from the bottle. Color is dark brown with aromas of belgian yeast and bready esters. Medium to thin light body. Flavors are of milk chocolate and kinda like chocolate milk and syrup. Throw in some malty sweetness but not overly so. Interesting, different , and easy to drink. Liked it.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nearly opaque, deep dark ruby, with a very full head. Nose is a standard dubbel affair, in a good way. Dark fruits, biscuit, chocolate, hints of roast and toffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, not a lot of carbonation. Flavor lacks the depth of the aroma. Chocolate followed by dark fruit is all it really offers. It’s not bad, could’ve been much better.
hombrepalo (1819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. What an interesting combo chocolate in a dubbel. Pours a cola color with fizzy head. Smells like chocolate syrup. Taste is a mix of belgian sugars and choclate syrup. Body is thin and finish is crisp and chocolate. Overall an interesting concoction but not my cup o tea.
HonkeyBra (3277) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Rich brown pour with a tan head that settles into a rim around the glass. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate frosting, belgian yeast, raisins, candi sugar. Some caramel, mild banana. The chocolate feels like its a bit too much initially. The flavor is more mild cocoa than the nose would imply. Mild belgian sugar, raisin and caramel malts. Not as bad as I was expecting, but still somewhat muddled. Mouthfeel is full, nice belgian carbonation. However, it finishes a bit dull. Overall, an experiment. Take that for whatever it means.
crossovert (7007) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz red foiled bottle.
It pours a brownish read with a foamy off-white head that dissipates with no lacing.
It pretty much smells like a bar of chocolate with a bit of soap and yeast.
The flavor is more like a dubbel. Very fruity. There is chocoalte in there. It is more of a fruit tasting beer than anything.
Dan usually makes good stuff but this is just frankensteinbrew right here.
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle...pours a dark brown with a large frothy head...lots of carbonation. Large chocolate nose and flavor...hints of banana and hops...gets better as it gets warmer....am usually not a dubbel fan but this was a good one...
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with brownish-tan head. Moderate carbonation. Huge, dominant banana and bubblegum yeast esters in the nose. Taste is banana bread and bubblegum, with the Belgian chocolate deep in the background and at the tail-end. Light fruit/chocolate-covered banana finish. Well-attenuated. Way too much yeast action in this one. Will join others in letting this one cellar a bit before trying again.
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty frothy head on it, a little lighter in color than I would have thought.
Some notes of chocolate with some sour/odd Blegian yeast smell.
Some chocolate but the Belgian yeast completely overwhelms the flavor of it. Granted, I am not a fan of Belgian style ales but this is a bit too much. Adequate mouthfeel. Glad to have tried it but 1 is enough for me.
fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to joshmcg000. Pours a dark, but clear brown with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has excellent retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is huge on chocolate, think dark and milk chocolate truffle meets Charleston Chew, hints of dark fruit, port, banana nut bread and faint citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is very chocolatey, again, truffle/Charleston Chew comes to mind, overripe bananas, banana nut bread toast, vinous notes and sweet wheat bread. Some floral hops, honey, light citrus herbal, woody hops and a little bitterness finish it out. Palate is medium bodied, creamy on entry, has a fairly heavy, but not too sharp carbonation and dry, but slightly sweet and bitter finish. Pretty damn good stuff, it’s like eating those little wine gel chocolates with a big chocolatey Dubbel. The intensity of the chocolate and nutty notes really opens up as it warms a bit from fridge temp, the fruity notes as well, to a lesser extent. Easily one of the best Dubbels I have had.