notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy amber - fizzy, short-lived head - nose of yeast, dough, raisin, earth, black pepper, light oxidation - medium body and carbonation - moderately dry after some initial toffee and raisin - dusty yeast and mild oxidation through the middle - becomes quite peppery on the tail end, with a touch of acidity - lingering yeast - a little watery in the finish - good, but not worth the money.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the biggest dubbel fan but this is really nice. Smooth with a hint of raisin and spice. Slight burn that is pleasurable. Pours an orange-ish brown. Alcohol aroma to me.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Cork comes out with a loud bass-heavy pop. Pours rusty brown, with a tall, dense beige head. Sweet malt, dark fruit, soft spice, dusty yeast, wood and cigar tobacco in the nose. Taste is dark fruit, brown sugar, sweet malt, caramel, tobacco, soft spice and dusty yeast notes. Body is medium-full with a vigorous carbonation. Ends with more dark fruit notes, toasted caramel, light spice, soft wood, tobacco and sweet malt.
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a semi-transparent golden dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is fruity, malty, woody and slightly sweet. Rich malty and fruity flavor has tones of oak, toffee and caramel. Fizzy texture leaves a persistent tingle and a fruity, sweet finish.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged bottle, sweet fruit aroma, plums and currant. Bananas. The taste is much more subdued than the aroma, very yeasty. Almost a slight hop hint.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Airy, fluffy rust-colored head crests above a red-brown hued body. Musky, yeasty nose with some soap and phenol mixed in with a spritz of clove. Muskty, yeasty flavor, well-stated with some soap funk to add complexity. Solid.
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of red wine. Flavor is light, hoppy, flowery. There is some dark fruity maltiness, but it comes on very slowly, only notice able halfway through the glass. Mouthfeel is really light. Itís good but not great. bottle from Frugal Macdoogal, Nashville.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Caramel aroma with spicy notes. Pours a reddish amber with no head. Rich and malty with some dark fruits, raisins and prunes, with hints of clove and cinnamon, with caramel malts. Nice abbey dubbel.
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Beer Trappe. Lovely bottle. Taste is very much a dubbel with some caramel and malty flavor. Touch of sweetness. Some dried fruit. Well done.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cork pops out of this bottle like a shot and pours a hazy brownish amber with a frothy beige head that leaves only traces of lacing.
Aroma is definitely sweet with lots of caramelized sugar and fruity esters. Dark fruits in the form of raisins and plums with a noticeable doughy bread character and faint spices.
Taste also starts with the caramel malts and candy sugar with the breadiness in the background. The taste is more balanced than the nose with the spices coming out in the finish especially. Really good taste.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied for the style with decent carbonation.
This is an excellent dubbel, one of the best Iíve had in a long while. Very complex but not overly sweet and super drinkable for a dark Belgian. Great stuff.