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RATINGS: 2169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
Bottle. Must've got a little warm, because this opened with a gusher. Fortunately, I saved most of it. A thin, fizzy head under a dark brown body. Has a deep, rich taste of molasses or brown sugar, with subtle spiciness and tart highlights. Carbonation gives it kind of a champagne-like texture. It's winey-sweet without being cloying, and I also get notes of slow charries and raisins. Pouring in the sediment from the bottom adds an impression of grape tannins. Very finely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1348) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle poured into my snifter. Pours a deep hazy brown with big vanilla head. Aroma is banana, candied walnuts, dark fruits, and bubblegum. The taste is sweet figs, caramel, toffee, dark fruits like prunes and plums, and leather. Big body, active carbonation. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 21, 2015
From bottle to tulip. Aroma is moderate baker’s bread with slight candi. Banana esters and bubblegum appeared as it warmed. Hazy mahogany with a full light brown head. Sweet malt with slight orange peel. An uninspiring faint richness, with a gritty finish on the flavor. Finishes nicely dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2563) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours deep brown with small beige head. Promising sweet malty aroma. Taste is brown sugar and burnt currants, with spice & a lot of yeast. Smooth and flavoursome dubbel. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
Pours brown with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, toffee, roasted nuts, figs. Taste is caramel, toffee, raisins, roasted nuts, figs and dates. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Good Dubbel. Big malty and yeasty aroma. Biscuit and bready malt flavors with a definite Belgian touch. Soft brown color with a tan foamy head and full weighty palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarauderSky (28) - - JUL 31, 2015
This has a really interesting flavor. It lingers on your tongue long after you swallow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Awesome especially from US. Fruity nose of grapes and dark dried cherries. Malts come through with mild toast and pumpernickel bread. Thick rich sweetness on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (90) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Sample at Giant Eagle Market District. Pours a nice dark rich color with a pleasant fruity aroma. Somewhat thin for a darker beer but it doesn’t lack for flavor. A nice mixture of ingredients gives it a full rich taste that is pleasing to the palate. Smooth with little carbonation. Goes down easy. We tried 5 different Belgian beers at the store and bought a bottle of this to bring home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emincems (14) - izmir, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2015
well balanced, tasteful beer. i hope someday we could drink it in bars of turkey.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ReverendPasta (1) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites. Total fan of Belgians. Drink it with anything, any time of day. It’s what you really wanted, I can guarantee it.

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