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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1029) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Deep mahogany pour with a dense lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet raisin bread, banana, caramel, and sticky dates. Taste is raisin, molasses, and spices. A bit acidic. Prickly carbonation. Really nice.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottcowley (16) - - JUL 27, 2014
Great cork beer. Pours a nice redish brown color with hints of carmel and orange. This is abbey ale fans must. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawbuck (301) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Sweet candy aromas. Nice red clear color. Candy sweet up front with flavors of plum, sweet fruit, raisins. Dry finish with a bitterness that lingers nicely. Strong showing.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (80) - - JUL 17, 2014
Red with tan head. Weak aroma of raisins. Taste of caramel and dried fruit s. Strong alcoholic taste. Fizzy because my beer was shook up.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dacrza (494) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: July 11, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay 125th Anniversary chalice... OCCASION: Cavs welcome the Return of the King... APPEARANCE: as the label suggests, dark burgundy body; thick, stable single-finger off-white head; limited lacing... AROMA: deep plum and floral hops; coriander and citrus heighten the aroma; lilac and honey hover late--delectable... PALATE: big, full-bodied and demanding of attention; creamy and enjoyable (almost like a warm milkshake) with every sip... TASTE: some iron and wine to start; soft plum and coriander; medium hops and solid malts form a balanced flavor profile; some berry accents late--complex and rewarding... OVERALL: first, the LBJ parallels: both are worth the money, both are well-built, comfortably strong (8.2% ABV), agile, and absurdly smooth, both are versatile when pairing with other food/players, and both are winners...I had almost forgotten how good this beer is...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartzMimic (79) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours from the bottle a dark, dark brown with a substantial foamy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of dark fruit and malt. Big taste of prunes, plums, spices and sweetness. Medium mouth that coats the tongue well, leaving a nice lingering taste. A wonderful example of the style, and one that I’ll have to revisit often.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (266) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2014
It certainly has that dubbel appearance down, opaque and dark ruby-red with a giant cappuccino foam head that lasts a really long time. Sweet, spicy, and faintly alcoholic aromas that smell like something you would drink at Christmas. Still sweet but with some bitterness and alcohol heat coming in on the tongue. The flavor is intensely dry, a bit too much for my tastes. Thick and nicely carbed. Good dubbel, especially given how easy it is to find and it’s reasonably low price.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (948) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a rich copper and mahogany color with a fruity and licorice aroma. Taste is sweet, with notes of honey and toffee. The alcohol content is masked well by the sweet flavors and malt. Licorice, is tasted throughout with a dry finish and well hidden spice. An excellent surprise for the style.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JEprado1 (8) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Cabeza alta y duradera muy cremosa, color caramelo, sabor y aroma indescriptible, complejidad absoluta... Deliciosa..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (623) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Appearance was cloudy reddish brown with lasting beige creamy 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight caramel, toffee malts with licorice, anise then soft estery yeasts. Taste are malts forward with sweet toffee, gram cracker, brown sugars midway. Licorice, anise with soft fruits of plum, fig and slightly drying finish. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium-full body, lasting spicy finish. Solid Dubbel, but touch to much spice.


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