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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Comforting aromas of chocolate malt and dark toffee, with a hint of banana and stone fruits. A dark abbey style ale with a subtle rich maltiness and a dry, spicy finish. *** 2012 NABA Silver Medal Winner. Availability: Bottles and Draft


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2276) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2015
22 oz bottle from Lifesource Natural Grocer. $7.99 Darker brown ale with a thick and tight bubbled creamy head. Aroma Mildly phenolic and slight pepper..earthy, some blackberry..OK Taste similar to the aroma..sweeter cocoa finish. OK mouth feel could use more carbonation. Nice beer but not a great dubbel

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2015
A small fizzy head on this dark brew. I really couldn’t get in this one. It seemed like quite a mess. It had some classic dubbel traits but none of them were I concert with each other. They were very disorganized. An unpleasant earthy note throughout. Not something I’ll be having again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1686) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1329 -16.11.2014 Bottle from CBI Dark brown/amber colour with a tan head. Aroma is soft fruits, ripened berry. sweet malts. Taste is light, grainy and sweet fruits. Quite pleasantly spiced and extremely smooth on the finish. Dark, strong bodied, and quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9230) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle, shared at game night. Dark brown, copper highlights, tan head. Estery fruity caramel, lightly spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at Beer Wars. Roasty malt, dark cherry, dried fruit and toffee, light sour edge, dry yeast finish. Interesting take on a Dubbel but a bit heavy and unbalanced, tough to down a full pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On Tap at the Poulsbo tasting roomClear caramel color. Nice Belgian flavors and rich maltiness. A littel bitter at the end

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Draft - Brown sugars, raisin and some light spice. Clear dark amber with a decent brown head. Dark sugar, dark fruit, date and raisin. Bit of spice, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I really liked this and was impressed, as overall it is very close to the best in the style, however, something seems to be missing, I can’t quite put my finger on it. Color and appearance are right on, aroma too, although a tad sweet. taste is also plums / prune juice, again sweet. Short finish, just sweetness. It might be the yeast that could be a bigger part of this beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DenverLogan (1031) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Pours semi cloudy brown with amber head and lace. Aroma of rich malts, caramel candy, bubblegum. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, minerals, slight fruit rind, citrus. Overall rather light in body for a dubbel with some inappropriate flavors for the style, and lacking in overall good flavors regardless of style. Somewhat like a session dark lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (511) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (22oz): Dark reddish. Small head. There was a fruity sweetness that surprised me (just hope it was not the sip of a cider I had had before). Not very familiar with this type of beer, but enjoyed it. Should try again.


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