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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowcars4life (25) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Reminds me of judgement day. It is drinkable, but doesn’t really stand out on its own. I actually think this was mistakenly bottled as three philosophers.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (199) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Can't find a bottling date so impossible to tell how old this is. Pours an opaque dark brown with beige head. Deep, nutty, sherried aroma with hints of dark toffee, baking syrup, malts, lots of dried and preserved fruits, a hint of rhum raisins. Medium+ bodied palate with caramelly maltiness and some sweetness. Medium flavour intensity, good freshness, medium finish. A very good example of the style. Feels like this bottle is a few years old, but sadly there's no way of knowing that with no bottling date on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlihcsnatas (413) - Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Hazy thick almost brown looking brew with a really nice head that holds. Smells of raisins, brown sugar, licorice. Taste is toffee, raisins, licorice, herbs, and flowers. The more I let it sit the more complex the flavors become making me think it could be too complex and overly done. Thick and hardy but does not leave a coating behind on the back of the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dafozz69 (5) - Sanford, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2015 does not count
Aroma of dark fruits and banana. Pours dark mahogany with lacey tan head, Flavor of chocolate malt, figs, and spice with a slight alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericwill99 (79) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2015
This Abbey loves the chocolate chip cookie that I'm eating! The beer is smooth, a little rich, and flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap, dark hazy reddish brown pour with khaki colored head, aroma was full of dark fruit with raisin, plum, some nice caramel, toffee into a bit of yeast, Belgian spices, hints of grass. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, slight yeast into a bit of spice, touch of sweet orange, finishing sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (748) - Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby with fluffy off white head. Nose and taste is belgian sugar, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weevo (65) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany, medium tan head. Toffee and bread aroma. Coffee dried fruit and maybe a little coffee to taste. Enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle, thanks Eddan. Amber with a medium head. Quite a lot of toffee both in the aroma and taste. Also dried fruit, malt and light spices. Vinous and with warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WonBall (17) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Lovely malty chockately aroma, nice head, great taste with all the complexity and notes that one expects of a Trappist style dubbel. Happy to drink his any time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 1, 2015
Tan head that is two fingers in depth. Beer is a dark red/burgandy color. Tastes of chickory wood and cherries along with some other dark fruits. Very floral aroma. Nice malty taste as well as a medium mouth feel. Leaves a pleaseant aftertaste of cherries.


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