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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle from Discount Liquors. Pours a deep and brooding brown with a quickly faltering head into a Westvleteren chalice. Nose is hershey’s syrup, dark fruity, faint cherry and a clove phenol note. Peppery. Taste is light cocoa, cloves and a hot alcohol note. Quite dry overall. The phenols are too much and kick the cocoa around. Also, the cocoa has a milk chocolate quality to it which lends a bizarre sweetness. Worth trying but not really my bag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle-big thanks to ibrew2or3 for this one! Pours deep brown chestnut hue with a nice fizzy tan head that lasted quite a while. very effervescent carbonation. nose is huge chocolate, lite nuts, lite amber grains, but chocolate mostly dominates the nose. didnt think i would like this but i do like the nose. flavors are big chocolate as well with hints of alcohol, toasted malt brains (belgian), however, for a 7% beer, it has alot of alcohol flavor, its main problem. somewhat estringent on the finish mostly from the alcohol. decent yet not great NG. Still very glad i got to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Smell is mellow chocolate. Tastes like Tootsie rolls. Kind of thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a deep maple coppery color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of baking chocolate, orange peel, chocolate flavored Now n Later candy, and bubble gum powder. Taste of powdery chocolate, cocoa, orange peel, hops, malt and bubble gum. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Anthony. Pours a deep brown body with white lacing. Aroma is straight tootsie roll. Mouthfeel is light with sweet chocolate and tootsie rolls.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Brown beer. There is a nice aroma of cocoa, with yeast. Flavor is lightly sweet and somewhat nutty, more chocolate here, and a light character of an abbey style beer. Very smooth palate, some dried fruit, with a full malt character that almost makes me think Brown Ale. A solid beer, but far from New Glarus’ best work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
12 oz bottle from arminjewell. Nose is dark chocolate, a hint of vanillin, and malted milk balls the malted milk coming through very strongly after I sniff a while. Dark brown with a medium tan head that laces lightly. Flavor is chocolate, ahint of bitterness, and malt. A nice, very drinkable dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
355mal thanks to CaptainCougar. Pours clear deep amber. Small beige bubbles. Nose is stickier abbey dubbel esters, milk chocolate, cinnamon dessert. Taste is dry, minerally, sharp, tangy. Mildly anesthetic. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
This might as well have been a bottle of melted chocolate. Completely overpowered anything else that might have been there. Not good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, light belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, light caramel, Belgian yeast.

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