jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark coppery brown with medium white head that leaves nice, persistant lacing. thin aroma - mostly malt with some dark fruits and spice. flavor is thinner than i hoped too with malt, bread, caramel, nut, and tart fruit notes. finish is tart (but not bitter) and dry - fruit (cherry) and spice seem to be the flavors that linger the most.
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Sweeter than I anticipated it being, nice full mouthfeel - was expecting more of the yeast character than I get from it.
ttoadee (850) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick red pour, hardly any head. Nose is roasted malt. More sweet than bitter. Middle is strong toffee and faint dried fruit. Finish is still fairly sweet. Not bad, but also not an abbey ale.
iggynelix (88) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap Unos. A full bodied brew with higher than average viscosity. Pours opaque ruby amber with a thin tan head. Sliky mouth feel with molassas under barley with bannana overtones and some spicy finish.
JStax (3539) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark mahogany color with a grayish head of foam. The aroma has caramel, candi sugar, dates, cinnamon. The taste is mostly sweet, but does get dry and a little earthy upon the swallow. On the verge of ashy as well. Thicker mouthfeel. Moreso than I was expecting. Low to medium carbonation. Decent dubbel, but won’t knock anybody’s socks off.
rougeau13 (2139) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish-brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toast, and peaches. Taste is sugary sweet; caramel with a tiny bit of fruit. On the thicker side of medium bodied with soft carbonation.
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing wrong with it but it’s a far cry from an actual Abbey Dubbel. Sweet and malty with just a touch of spice.
sloshgator (533) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smuttynose Winter Ale is good but not a standout. Dark reddish brown pour but only a light short-lived head. Aroma is light -- stone fruit notes. Taste is caramel and stone fruit with a slight alcohol burn on the back end. Not complex at all. Smuttynose Winter Ale isn’t bad but there are better choices in this category.
wlajwl (4424) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is malts, fruit/dark fruit and bread. The flavor is dark fruit, oak/funk, a hint of tobacco and a tart/acidic finish.
Padron4KM (625) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, best by 5/11/15
Clear mahogany, thin tan head, no retention, no lace.
Caramel malt and Belgian yeast aroma, Flavor is sweet, caramel malt, mild spicy hop bitterness.
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a foamy taupe colored head. Notes of candi sugar, bubble gum, toffee, and dark fruits. Bit thin