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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20755) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle at Sune’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate. High chocolate. Phenolic. Yeasty. Sweetness. Roasted. Nutty. Milk chocolate. Cocoa. Apple aroma. Way too simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours a clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex chocolate, hop and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet chocolate and yeast flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12818) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of tootsie roll, fruittiness, carmel and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of tootsie roll, camel, light vanilla and light fruittiness with a smoth lingering tootsie roll finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (11880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from FullObs (thanks Brett), pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma is full of chocolate, Belgian yeast, some cinnamon, and dry powdered cocoa. Flavour of chocolate / cocoa powder, cinnamon and brown sugar. Very thin body, kind of watery, with flavours that become muted on the finish. Decent, but watery and weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
12oz bottle-pours dark amber with a disappearing offwhite head. Aroma is chocolate-medium malt, earthy. Taste is chocolate-medium malt, earthy/spice hops, musty. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy of cbfobes. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a large pillowy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, toasted notes, floral/perfume notes and a faint bit of citrus. The taste is cocoa, banana, caramel, chocolate, leafy hops, spice. Medium bodied. Not bad, but it’d be nice if the chocolate was dialed back a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Chocolate Abbey
Date: October 12, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, fruity esters, caramel sweetness
Overall: sweet chocolate flavor, rich and fruity, light earthyness, touch of vanilla adds sweetness to the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Dark brown pour, light creamy head. Aroma of chocolate! Flavor is chocolate, lightly tart, creamy and damn fine. Thanks to ddfrazee for this one. badass!!!!!!

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