SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown; not too dark. Tasted subtle dark fruits with a staunch woody twinge...refreshing carbonation and even though the ABV is substantial; it’s pretty smooth.
CaptainBoosh (44) - - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle, shallow off white head. Aroma sweet, low alcohol. Clean, slightly chewy mouthfeel. Tastes typical Belgian, sweet and fruity, almost grape like taste in the finish. Pleasant aftertaste, overall nice beer.
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brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
damn good. Loads of dark fruit, breadiness, and a bit of alcohol in the taste. Slightly boozy but is balanced by the very distinct flavors. not quite as good as trois pistoles but still very good.
mellocello (43) - - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a 22oz. bottle. It was kind of dark for an Abby ale but the overall taste was pleasant. It had a very nice creamy head and a burnt caramel aftertaste. It also has a slight taste of raisins.
PapaMick (43) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty dark and powerful. This is a STRONG Belgian style ale that will surprise you
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Admittedly, dubbels are not my favorite styles, but this is a a very good interpretation of the style and a fine beer.
A - Beautiful color. Crystal clear and dark ruby red. Lots of carbonation bringing up wonderful smells.
S - Sweet prunes/dates/malts...slight unsweetened chocolate
T - Very sweet, prunes, dates, brown sugar. Not much in the way of belgian yeast flavor. Sweet finish, not a lot of bitterness.
M - Nice texture and carbonation make this a pleasant feeling beer.
D - A tad too sweet for my taste to make it a session beer but a very nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Grassy grape aroma (doesn’t help when the house stinks of grapes already like) and fast fading head. Lovely dark red-copper colour. Caramel and liquorice notes with fantastic sweet finish.
JohnCoctosin (37) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and delicious. Pleasant mocha aroma and flavor. You can taste the robust coffee, light chocolate and malt. Smooth as any beer out there. Brother Thelonious is the perfect fall or winter brew. The carbonation on your palate is just right.
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Wonderful earthy nose, lots of biscuit malt and fruity esthers. Pit fruit perhaps? Deep brownish red color, excellent mouthfeel. Slight sweetness, the malts hide the alcohol well. Brown sugar, pit fruit (apricots?), great finish. A beer worthy of it’s name!
GadgetGeek (36) - Snellville, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good first taste of this beer. I drank it while it was too cold but as the beer started to warm it developed some chocolate and fig tastes. Almost no head on this beer and little or no lacing.