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RATINGS: 151   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Ruby black with fluffy fizzy head that looks pretty insubstantial. Crumbling micro-bubble lacing. Hard, faintly chocolate maltiness on the nose. Very nice milk choc at first and that’s about it as far as signature flavors. Medium bodied. Powdery sweetness. Chocolate persists into finish. A bit of carob and dark fruit underneath it all. Pretty tasty, but not super-complex. Which is fine.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Best of both worlds in this brew. Decadent chocolate in the nose and flavor. Not very sweet though. Bubble gum and Belgian spice, dry bittersweet finish. All the aspects of this work so well together. Thanks john and Travis for bringing this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up nice chocolate notes backed up by spiced figs, some juicy berry notes and a black pepper sense at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with plenty of chocolate bar goodness going on where date and fig and spiciness and mild black pepper notes murmur away underneath. This is a tasty brew that manages to somehow be a tad dry at the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Nose is a ton of cocoa powder. Brown pour with a light white head. Chocolate comes through in the mid palate. Lightly bitter, but without much classis Dubbel character to the base beer. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sean, shared at the Homer "welcome to california" tasting. Pours dark brown chestnut, medium tan head, a bit fizzy, nice residual lacing. Aroma is very chocolate, a bit of belgian spiciness. Medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate, yeast spicy esters. Medium body. Interesting.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle, cheers to Drake for gifting this. The pour’s deep reddish brown. The tiny off-white head fizzles out pretty quickly. Not particularly attractive. Plenty of chocolate malts, cocoa powder aromas. Hints of tangy red berry. Some Belgian yeast, toasty brown sugar. Mellow oxidized flavors. Some toasted tobacco. Thin and slightly ashy. Faded raspberries dipped in chocolate. Dry finish. Some tart bubblegum. Medium body, quite fizzy. Overall, a few ounces were more than enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1729) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour is ruby, tan head, decent retention/lace. Aroma of milk chocolate, fruity ester, dark fruit. Taste is chocolate, fruity ester, dark fruit, light clove. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Neal. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Big chocolate malt aroma. Taste is the same.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5483) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared with the group early 2012. Pours a clear copper brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet malts, powdery dark chocolate, yeast, mild fruit notes and a very light nutty component. Interesting, a bit soft at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3: poured a thick dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and fruit. Taste is a weird mix of dark fruit and sharp chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from RBSG. Pours brown with some tan head. Weak aroma, nothing really going on with this. Some chocolate.


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