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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2606) - 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 (5009) - 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 (2340) - 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 (827) - 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 (252) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
bottle, slighly murky brown cola colored pour. sweet malts, dark dried fruit, orange zest, chocolate notes. has a slight sour twang. OK

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
"2 oz" draft bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Poured a ruby brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was light yeast notes, chocolate, and some dark fruit notes. Flavor was dark fruit, chocolate, some light yeast character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (561) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown, with tan head. Aroma of malts and dark fruit, with a sweet edge to it. Taste is rich and slightly sweet, a good dark Belgian. Thumbs up.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Red-brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee and yeast. The flavor has some strong toffee notes as well as some dark fruit, pepper and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a small lace cap. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big toffee, raisin, prune, banana, toast, molasses, dark bread, candi sugar, clove, pepper, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big toffee, raisin, prune, banana, toast, dark bread, molasses, candi sugar, clove, pepper, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of toffee, raisin, prune, banana, toast, molasses, dark bread, candi sugar, clove, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and unique Dubbel style. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


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