CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a murky reddish dark brown color with a thin cap of off-white foam. The aroma is a mix of banana bread, burnt caramel, fig and Belgian yeast. Lots of dark fruit and caramelized sugar sweetness in the taste along with some clove, chocolate and cinnamon notes. Also a strong bready malt presence throughout. The body is slightly thick and creamy with soft carbonation while the finish is dry and malty with a subtle alcohol kick. Overall, a solid interpretation of the style that could use a little more active carbonation and complexity.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, banana, and clove. Flavor of caramel, earth, yeast, grass, and banana with a moderately dry finish.
Reid (2300) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Lifesource Natural Grocer.
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
Capa (2617) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared at game night. Dark brown, copper highlights, tan head. Estery fruity caramel, lightly spicy.
biirusaikou (2477) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
IndianaRed (3738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Poulsbo tasting roomClear caramel color. Nice Belgian flavors and rich maltiness. A littel bitter at the end
Ferris (12377) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
stevoj (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DenverLogan (1055) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.