fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to joshmcg000. Hazy, dark copper tinted brown pour with a tall, fluffy beige head that has great retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, Candi Sugar, tree fruit, sweet cherries, fruity floral notes, a little banana bread, a touch of lemon curd and nice, deep toasty pastry notes. Flavor is chocolate, dark toast, roast, wine soaked dark fruit, light nutty notes, roasted stone fruit, spice, banana, bubble gum, dates, caramel then some floral notes, crusty bread, toffee and spice to the finish. Medium body, creamy to syrupy feel, with a medium, blanketing carbonation and off dry finish. Really good stuff, one of the better Dubbels I have had. It really opens up around cellar temp, which is probably how it should be drank.
phaleslu (7317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from my wife’s aunt in Madison - thanks again, Gretchen! Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a lasting film. Notes of caramel, boozy bread, toast, leaves, muddled spice, banana, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, malty, sweet, leafy mouthfeel that finishes dry. Showing more age than it actually has, but still a solid dubbel.
DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, Hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Creamy kind of vegetable aroma, caramel, breadiness. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light bitterness, kind of dry. Not a great dubbel. Seems old and off; not well-integrated.
AirForceHops (4166) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle to round out Willrunforbeer’s afternoon cellar clean out. Looks like a bottle date of 05/14 stamped on the neck. Dirty brown color, thin lasting head. Aroma is real nice, spiced apples, raisins and figs. The flavor does reflect the aroma with dark fruit being deep and rich without it becoming to sugary sweet. Yeast helps balance the level of malts. Body is appropriate for the style and has a light spice in the finish. Very nicely crafted from this brewer yet again. Fine example of the style.
WillRunForBeer (1240) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dated 05/14. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, apple, slight vegetal, slight floral. Taste is caramel, apple, slight vegetal. Banana and yeast show towards the finish.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker red color with off white head. Aroma of toast, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor similar, somewhat grassy, almost rustic, and well integrated. Nice stuff.
mrjaxson (339) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A yeast bomb? Is it possible? Huge nose of yeast with bits of candied fruit and moist leaves come out of the piles of foam. Not as sweet as the candied sugar ingredients suggest. Harsh, musty and boozy on the finish with hints of raisins. According to other sources, this is the second time New Glarus has released a dubbel, and I would think it possible that brewmaster Dan might rework the recipe for 2015 to make this smoother.
tricyclist (1024) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Effervescent pour of properly colored deep amber with a full khaki head. Nose is rich fruitiness, raspberry and plum, currant. Smells heavy. Flavor is rich and sweet, heavy malt forward, tang of deep fruit again. Lighter body that one may expect, but drinkable.
Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown, moderate head, quickly dissipated. Front notes are brown sugar and caramel; spicy comes through later, but still mildly. Sweet fruits and caramel are laid on thick, though not sickly; in that sense it remains well balanced. The body is fine up front but does seem a little undersupported on the back end. Good beer, very easy drinking, to be sure. Bottle.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. From notes. Banana, clove, some Belgian candi sugar and a hint of citrus.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of AWISLguy. Thanks! Opened 11/2/14. Pours a hazy brown with a large fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dates, cherries, brown sugar, bread, caramel, spice. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, rye bread, dark fruits, citrus. Medium bodied, mild lingering fruits, highly carbonated, maybe too highly carbonated. Nice dubbel.