drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. pours amber-brown w/ creamy off white head. nose of raisins, brown sugar, grape. flavor sweet candy sugar, light dark fruits, cotton candy, slightly toasted biscuit notes. good mouth feel, smooth carbonation.
adriancscott (16) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Trappist Glass.
Not my favourite of the Rochefort range, but still is a classic one. Not as strong and as dark as the other Rochefort Classic. A ligher less amber beer, more towards a cognac colour. Great thick off white head that has lingering laceing qualities. More of an aroma of cherries, roasted nuts and a hint of dark chocolate, you can also smell the yeast in it. The taste is less alchoholic, hidden well by the taste of yeast mixed with slight cherries and chocolate. At 7.5, it’s not the strongest of the Rochefort, and you can taste that.
A good ol’ Belgium Dubbel..
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of Dubbles personally but i figured i would give it one more chance considering this world class brewery. I was not impressed. perhaps because of my bias but i really was hopping for more.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jeweltone cognac colored, sparkling and capped by fizzy froth. Dubious scents of anise, marshmallow, grass, old newspaper, wax crayons. Primary flavors of golden raisins and white rum are backed by vanilla, hay, dried manure, and metal shavings. Watery yet fluffy, airy palate. Finish is tannic, bark-like, and near-chocolate. Perhaps this beer suffered in transit... almost surely oxidized and/or heat damaged. A real letdown.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with off white head. Aroma is chocolatey / caramel / malt. Taste is much the same with the alcohol hidden well.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown in color. A lot of healthy looking light tan head. Tasted of malt and sweet caramel. The acohol is evident but in balance.
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with fizzy off white head that had plenty of lacing. Aroma was rich with sweet malts and cherries. Flavor was a bit of a let down compared to the aroma, mine had a bit of weak chocolate, some understated cherries, plums and raisins. Hops were nowhere to be found, this was not as rich and complex in flavor as I anticipated. Mouthfeel was medium-full and satisfying. Finish was long and dry and left a sweetened coffee aftertaste. Overall this is a fine beer experience. I may try again in a blind tasting. Recommended.
theviolet (177) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into a trappist glass. Not too strong of an aroma. Some sweetness and apples in the aroma. Perfect appearance. Deep reddish opaque brown. Huge fluffly tan head. Great lacing. Some chocolate immediately recognizable, very clean. No detectable alcohol. Wow. I love it. Lots of malt as well. Mouthfeel is full and complete. Great dubbel.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a McChouffe trappist glass. The colour is a slightly hazy ciderish orange-brown with a frothy off-white head that fades completely. The aroma is a estery , with loads of pitted fruit, subtle milk chocolate, brown sugar, bready malts, light roast and some floral hops. The flavour avoids that metalic finish and baking soda-like bitterness that is present in lesser beers in this style. Mild roasted malts, peppery spcie (corriander?) and plum/raisin with a warming alcohol finish are some of the flavours I’m picking up in this well-balanced, complex, insanely drinkable trappist. The mouthfeel is spritzy, clean and crisp with a short enough body to support the flavours. The only disapointing thing about this dubbel is the short palate duration. This is probably the most enjoyable dubble I’ve had.
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with an orange hue, small sediments floating around. Thick creamy and light brown head. LOVELY floral yeast and slight sweet caramel aroma. Slight acidic and citric flavour, soon to go into a slight floral composition, with a solid sweet malt base. Ends in a slight spiced and distinct herbal finish. Great by all measures.