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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a dirty amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dried fruits, light caramel and fairly prominent barrel notes. Flavour is medium complex, with red wine and wood upfront but not too overbearing, with subtle hints of dark fruits and caramel. Not much sweetness at all, though a tad boozy. Very nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (471) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Fruity, I get grapes and plums, maybe dried fruit as well. Spicy, banana and clove yeast notes. Oak, and a slight hint of booze as well. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4892) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Pours clear chestnut with a thick, frothy, and rather persistent pale buff head. Strong, nose-filling aroma presents caramel, earthy, malty, and subtle clove and fruity tones. It is rather sweet, even for an abbey. Flavor is a little more subtle, less sweet, more malt and earth tones, a fruity underpinning of apple and a little banana plus clove and even a snippet of hops. Mouthfeel features firm body and a fair amount of fizz, as well as a sweet caramel and malty finish. Roll out the barrel, and we’ll dubbel our pleasure, dubbel our fun!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Wood/oak, vanilla, dark fruits, vinous, and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5509) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle at ChurchKey shared by Eric, thanks! Dark amber brown with light off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, spice, banana, light wine. Tastes of dark fruit, oak, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6962) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a pretty large off-white head. Aroma was light fruits, some very mild barrel, woody notes, some grape notes. Flavor was light vine, with some light barrel aging character. Normally I’d be disappointed with the "lack" of barrel notes, but it’s a pleasant, well balanced beer that is easy to drink and is certainly something that could be shared with those who aren’t looking for chewing on a bunch of liquored up wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky dark with fading cream head. Some tannins, plum, grape, fruit in general. Very smooth. Bit pricey but good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (355) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma wine, grapes, caramel, banana, clove, raisin, Appearance red, clear, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy, lively, Overall definitely a wine characteristic to it. I get some wood on the taste from the barrel but it is light. Really nice barrel aged beer that I would suggest to a friend.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4403) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2015
750 ml bottle into chalice; bottled on 6/18/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, red wine, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, pepper, clove, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon/wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, red wine, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, pepper, clove, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, red wine, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine/bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged dubbel style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine/bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours dark cola color with a tan head. Aroma is cherry, light bourbon, figs, raisins, brown sugar, drinks easy, not as heavy as I expected. Good brew


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