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RATINGS: 2211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Deep red/amber pour with nice frothy head. Aroma is full of honey with a little bit of caramel. Flavor is nice and complex, some mild dark chocolate and sweetness. Decent dry finish. Very good Belgian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GC1379 (10) - - MAY 18, 2016
Large Format Bottle - poured dark red brown - creamy tan head that lingered through the whole glass - nice balance on the pallet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowl80 (133) - - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma of licorice, raisin, plums and fruitcake. Malty flavour with licorice and star anise coming though. Some sweetness. Nice rich beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (454) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
At Milanos. Pours dark brown with a malty initial taste. Then a taste of caramel and a subtle difference- someone mentioned liquorice. A creamy smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2016
Dark ruddy hazy colored pour with thin film of tan bubbles. Aroma is complex - lots of malt as expected with tons of dark fruits, plums, raisins, some cocoa, caramel - almost too much for my sensitive sniffer... but in a good way. Flavor is good but not quite as exciting - still malty with some prune and sweetness. Fairly clean finish. Very good, but a little wacky. Still looking for my ideal dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottled, 355ml, aged 4 yrs, from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham,. Dark brown ruby with cream head. The ageing has worked very nicely with this, smooth and rich malts lead the way, there is a port wine element with a prune like fruitiness. Christmas cake and just a hint of herbiness. True to its style most of the way but perhaps lacking the Belgian yeasty element. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Seffle (422) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle gift from EVSJ 160409. 8.5 abv. Pours a clear dark mahoganny with lacing espressolike head. Sweetish nose with dried fruits, prunes and figs. Sweet first palate with figs, prunes. Dark chocolate. Dry adstringent finish. Excellent Belgian ale style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3000) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a mahogany brown color with off white head. Fruity, plum, malty, yeasty, raisin aromas. Dark fruit, malty, yeasty flavors. Top notch dubbel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2064) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2016
Aroma of light grape and metallic. Cooper with a nice head. Malty and sweet with light grape and Belgian yeast. Very nice flavors nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (597) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Amber color with a big frothy biege head. The aroma and flavoring includes orange, coriander, and Belgium yeast esters. Very tasty.

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