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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This medium-bodied ale is deep red-brown in color and has a nice malty sweetness with a chocolate-like caramel aroma that finishes with a light hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a creamy toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and darker fruits with accents of earth and peppery yeast.. on the sweet side, but it smelled really tasty! The flavor found vanilla, licorice, and dark fruit at the core with clove and fruity yeast laced throughout.. sweet, malty finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. sweet for the style.. very drinkable overall, and Iíd have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6400) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle:   Deep amber, small to moderate sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Soft biscuit and caramel on the nose.   A little musty.   Biscuity with a touch of cough syrup right up front.   Has that immediate intense syrupy sweetness, but it goes away quickly.   Not as barnish or musty on the tongue.   Pretty simple, bready, some caramel, a bit nutty, biscuit, with a quick cough syrup flavor, all while being a touch thin.   Not as rich or heavy as I would have thought for a Dubbel.   Lacks dark pitted fruit.   Tiz okay, but seems a bit light.   Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 bottle. Nice ruby-brown, unfiltered body. Thin, glass rimming beige head. Really pleasant, pulls it off rather well. Pronounced yeast tones..raisin, plum...balanced and complemented by the chocolate malt, maybe candi sugar tones. At 7.5% itís not overbearing, which really works well here. Drinkable, and while sweet and full bodied, remains balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4650) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Malty flavor, with light dry chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark orange color with a shrinking orange head. The aroma is pleasant with rich dark fruit. Plums, raisins, figs along with some banana and sweet bubblegum from the yeast and some toast and cocoa. The flavor is sweet and full bodied with more raisins and plum with heavy bubblegum. The finish is a bit too sweet with more bubblegum and flabby maltiness. Mild spice and fruit. Decent beer, but not close to the classics of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Poured from bottle at Andy's pad. Brownish red pour. Grape, sour, fruity, skunky taste. Hate the style. It's ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, fruit and yeast. Taste of bubblegum, dark fruits, Belgian yeast and caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours very attractively with a deep reddish brown color and a very large tight tan-colored head.

The aroma is really very sweet, but also very pleasant. I get more fruitiness than anything, most specifically cherry and pear. As it sits it getís a bit of creme brule, caramel, chocolate, and overripe banana.

The flavor is more classic "to style" than I generally expect for a US brewed version of a Dubbel. It is sweet and there is an alcohol twang to it... but there is a lot of balance happening here nuttiness, light bitterness, light leafy hoppiness, a touch of roast, some chocolate, some lightly burnt sugar... all the while nothing is overwhelming or out of place. As it warms tart cherries and pears are detected, all the while the bit of spiciness tends to calm the sweet character of the beer.

Iím terribly impressed here really, I have next to no expectation for any Dubbel, particularly one made outside of Belgium to be very good... and while I like Potosi, I donít ever expect good Belgian styles form them... not sure why to be honest, and this certainly changes that for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3119) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at the Free House - Pours mahogany with a thin ring of off-white head. Nose is sweet, with candi sugar, dark fruit, sweet yeasty bread, and a hint of spice. Taste is about the same, sweet but not overbearing, with all sorts of fruity flavors. Sweet bready malt and the same candi sugar. Drank a full pour, but the sweetness became a bit distracting by the end. Slick and viscous, with medium heft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Screw City Beer Fest. Got this bad boy from a growler from Potosi. Damn good beer. Milk and dark chocolate with a slight hint of coffee and a decent backbone of Trappist yeast. I would love to try this one again.

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