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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
10/21/11. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Dark brown pour, red under the light, with a thick, creamy tan head that lasts forever and laces plenty. Somewhat odd aroma that is a combination of almost Tootsie Roll-like chocolate and Belgian fruitiness and spiciness. Weird. The aroma also reminds me of waxy, chocolate smelling lip balm. Spicy Belgian yeast flavor with caramel, fruity esters, and a lingering hint of chalky chocolate. I have to say, this isn’t their best, especially the aroma.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a big khaki head. Aroma is dreadful. Sickly sweet candy and only gets sweeter as it warms. Taste is an assault of artificial, cheap chocolate syrup, followed by more chocolate syrup, and then some chocolate syrup in the finish. Seriously, this is too much, and reminds me of a cheap candy. Medium mouthfeel, with an unfortunately long finish length. I generally love New Glarus, and I have several of their beers rated in the mid 4’s, but this was one-dimensional, absolutely brutal and virtually undrinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1955) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a tight foamy kahki head that slowly dissipates to a film. Aroma is big chocolate and banana bread with subtle hints of bubblegum. Taste is definitly less chocolate and more banana bread and bubblegum with a solid spice throughout and bitterness. Palate is thin to medium with plenty of carbonation and finishes dry. Awesome beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (710) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3521) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
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...


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