tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via trade with Rando7. Nice aroma of chcolate, specifically milk chocolate, banana, other light fruit. The appearance is deep brown, reddish hue, slight translucence. The flavor is like the aroma, milk chocolate, banana, some caramel. The finish has a pepper burn, some piney hops. Medium in body, maybe a tad thin and watery. Well put together. Works better than expected. Of course, this brewery often pulls off beers which others fail miserably at. It has few of the characteristics of a dubbel, but is enjoyable in its own right.
iabeerguy (390) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t have much experience with dubbels but this beer really blew me away. Smell of dark fruits and chocolate hit the nose immediately. Light mouthfeel. Flavor is mild, some of the dark fruit is evident but I really get a tootsie roll type flavor from this beer, not too sweet or overpowering, just damn good.
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with white lingering minimal head, and some lace lines. banana and chocolate, hits the style with lots of yeast and some candi sugar. Pleasant enough though not that interesting. Cinnamon, cloves, bubble gum, malted milk.Better than I was told. Thanks for the extra, Jon.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy mahogany with a thin but dense and lasting beige head. Soft medium-full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: milk chocolate just like hershey kisses or m&ms, dark fruit, minerality, and slight rubbery phenols.
Taste: very rubbery meaty bandaid yeast phenolic, fleeting chocolate, abbey candy sugar minerality.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark mohogany color. A little cloudy with a lasting head. Aroma of strong chocolate and fruitcake. Taste is very much that of a Belgian with surprisingly little chocolate flavor. Flavor is disappointing compared to aroma and appearance.
SlovakSniper (2548) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un échange qui m’a permis de mettre la main sur quelques New Glarus. Super! Aujourd’hui, une bière d’inspiration belge brassée avec du chocolat. Une fois versé, le liquide brun acajou ne construit qu’un mince anneau de mousse. Au nez, l’étrangeté d’un chocolat vanillée qui se choque à des parfums fruités. Une proposition qui n’inspire malheureusement aucune richesse. Au goût, un liquide qui émet des saveurs de cola, de racinette et de nectar. Des traces de pommes et de raisins. En bouche, un corps qui est plutôt faible. Un pétillement qui me semble normal. Une texture mince sans être aqueuse. Une finale qui rassemble un chocolat et une petite chaleur d’alcool. Donc, pour ma première Glarus à vie? Malheureusement, une introduction qui ne répond pas à mes attentes. Je souhaitais quelque chose de beaucoup plus luxueux. Enfin, passons tout simplement à une autre bouteille. Dommage pour mes papilles.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is subpar and no lacing is left.
3.5 S: Wow and double wow. This reeks of cocoa powder. I have my doubts that there is another beer out there (that isn’t a homebrew) that smells more like cocoa powder. I can’t really pick up anything else. The cocoa blocks any chance of that.
3.0 T: The cocoa is a little less intense in the taste and it allows the dubbel to come out. However, it doesn’t mix all that well. Chocolate can be a wonderful component of a dubbel, but apparently not when presented in a contrived manner. The cocoa seems out of place. The dubbel seems to be pretty good though. Lots of the typical fruitiness - plum, raisin, date and such. Also a nice peppery spiciness. I wish I had that dubbel be itself.
3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Here the chocolate again interferes. The MF would have been nice if the chocolate wasn’t there. Because it is, I want a thicker, creamier body.
3.0 D: I’m glad I got to try this since it seemed like a good experiment, but the results didn’t live up to my expectations.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-14-2012 23:15:24
rodenbach99 (2809) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Style et résumé: Double d’abbaye aromatisée au chocolat trop mince et pas assez épicée.
Comment: Bouteille de 12oz. merci Patrick.
Description: Bière brune beige. Le nez est de chocolat, vanille, petit fruit, pomme, nectar Denis, évidemment comme plusieurs le mentionne, le chocolat et la vanille donne des tootsie rolls, mais je ne veux pas en parler peur de faire comme les autres. La bouche est mince, trop mince, légère avec des saveurs de chocolat.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared by pineypower, thanks Dean. Poured a muddy brown with a smaller tight foamy off white head. Aroma of Tootsie Rolls, slight orange and rye, wet bread. Fizzy carbonation with a medium body that has an average to slightly fuller mouthfeel and a long lingering aftertaste. Flavor of Tootsie Roll chocolate, citrus, toast, grass and some fruit from the yeast on the end. This was a dosh garn good beer.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Discount Liquors (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a rich brownish black hue, strikingly dark, not opaque. Huge ruby red wine edges with a dark glow that is pleasant. A bigger cakey tan head sits atop fairly large, laces ok, and sticks around as a firm layer. Aromas are rich elements of bakers chocolate, dry and earthy with touches of milk chocolate sweetness. Biscuits and gentle Belgian yeast offer touches of dark fruit, crisp toast and toffee malts into the fold. A touch of cherry, more cocoa, Tootsie rolls, and bread. Initial is medium bodied offering a distinct Tootsie Rolls dark and milk chocolate melange, touches of dark fruit, a firm dryness. Crisp biscuits, gentle toffee. More dark fruit almost gives a feel towards some medicinal cough syrup. A bit harsh, as some firm roast and toast hit the fold, quite dry as the middle shows more Tootsie Roll chocolate essence, some more red fruit, and mellow sweetness. Finish dries up again, but that distinct Tootsie Roll flavor (which is not something I’ve gotten in all that many beers) sticks around, dry cocoa ridden, red fruit, touches of warm ABV. A thinner beer than expected that seems a bit rough around the edges and finish. An ok beer that seemed to lack complexity or that firm stamp of greatness I get from a lot of New Glarus beers. Ok.