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RATINGS: 2105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Deep color and full flavor. Nice aroma Very smooth going down in with nice head. CAnt wait to get a hold of another one


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1204) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
750mL corked botle BB 10/2016 Pours a big beige head atop a hazy deep copper body. Rich aroma; quite vinous with notes of sultana, red berries & plum, with plenty of woody spice & citrus undertones. High carbonation, quite dry, somewhat well-attenuated, a bit of creaminess to the texture. Luscious sort of palate - lots of caramelly/treacley sweetness, touch of date & sultana with plenty of spice following up; anise, clove, pepper, woodiness & earthiness, decent bitterness on a dry finish with a touch of warmth. Nice enough Dubbel, one the drier end of the spectrum.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Taste and aroma make this brew. Nutty, apples peard and slight burnt caramel. Great flavors, only down part is cloudy brown, and wierd yeaty palate. But the good way outways the bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (936) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
A nice dubbel, a bit one note, but tasty. Pours a muddy red with a thick tan head. Smells great, Apple sauce and caramel, very full smell. Taste has more Apple sauce, with some belgian yeast, and a slightly tart finish. Had in the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (393) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
From a bottle at Mondiale de la Biere 2014, Mulhouse. Chestnut coloured with a full tanned head. Smell of malt, honey, nuts and melanoidins. Malty taste, a bit of alcohol is present, honey and red wine. Full body, a bit sweetish with a long lasting taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark with a huge dense tan head. Rich dark bread and yeasty aroma with some spices, not particularly strong. Flavor is earthy raw coco malty sweet and enough bitter. Feel is lively and lush. Solid balanced and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (164) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark burgundy with a large tna creamy head. Strong complex aroma with raisins, toffee, licorice, and dark fruits. Creamy full body. Dark fruit flavor with a light spice and licorice aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Habja mintha csak laboratóriumi körülmények között véghezvitt reprodukciója lenne a világhírű dubbeleknek, mennyeien krémes és lágy, áthatolhatatlanul sűrű és puha. Illatai a titokzatosság cseppjeiként hatnak a lenyűgözött szaglószervekre, a tejszínes élesztősség, korianderes pikánsság, gyümölcsös édesség és gyümölcshéjas fanyarság egyszerre van jelen az elegánsan visszafogott karakterben. Bársonyos kortyai - a kezdeti belga sörös benyomásokat idéző- rég nem tapasztalt ízélményt nyújtanak, mindenféle kiugró jellegzetesség nélkül, lágyan krémesek, aszalt gyümölcsös, halványan medvecukros színezetűek. Az a fajta ízvilág, amelyet mindig ismerősként üdvözölünk, megfejteni azonban nemigen tudunk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (151) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Bottle (750ml): pours a muddy brown with two finger tan head. Medium plus carbonation. Sweet cocoa. Alcohol pretty hidden. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has caramel, malts, licorice and toffee to it. The taste is the same. It actually tastes fairly similar to a Unibroue Maudite, without the alcohol burn. Very smooth for the abv, very tasty. The finish is somewhat dry and chalky. Overall I’d say it’s a very solid beer, worth your time and I can absolutely recommend it! 8.2% alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwyu (26) - - SEP 6, 2014
Great dubbel style ale! Big billowy head. Complex aroma of malt and raisin and dark fruit and spice. Some sherry/rum notes, vanilla, and spice (licorice?) also in the flavor. Alcohol present, but pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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