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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A moderately strong Belgian Abbey-style beer. The traditional yeast strain imparts a complex assortment of spicy phenolic and fruity flavors Hints of clove, plum and raisin permeate this rich, malty and full-bodied beer. And its lofty, tan head sits gracefully atop the seductive, deep mahogany nectar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy hazzlenut brown. Aroma is slight malty and dried raisin. Flavour is maltyd dried raisin flavour. Dried malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Mahogany coloured. Nutty aroma with notes of camembert cheese. Malty, rather sweet and complex with soft mouthfeel. Nice toffee flavour. A full flavoured, but dangerously drinkable abbey double. Thanks jca_lbi for sending me this and many other excellent beers!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, plum, raisin, dark fruit and bready malts. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2002
Re-rate: Dark brown/red, unfiltered with minimal head. Apricot aroma. Sweet malty/yeasty/apricot flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
shared @jtc’s-750 bottle-pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is medium malt-toffee/cocoa, some spice. Taste is medium malt-toffee/cocoa, 2nd spice hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11666) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2006 Bottle Vintage Date: 2/27/03. Virtually no head. Deep mahagony in color. Light aroma (had to take a very deep breath to detect a trace of chocolate). Tastes of chocolate with a sour aftertaste.

5 3 5 2 11 Re-rated. Bottle vintage ’04 tasted on 3/15/06 (thanks Mike!). Much better than the last one (must have gone bad). Aromas of chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, and yeast. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, yeast, and caramel. Threw out the ratings from the bad bottle and rated from this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2003
This beer rocks! Sparkling clear mohogany brew. Small, fizzy, lightly-tanned head is quickly and fully dissipating. Very complex aroma. Tons of malt and yeast induced notes. Belgian chocolate, candy sugar, prunes, raisins and other dark fruits, toffee, butterscotch, caramel and pistachios. The flavor is of overripe bananas, light sourgham molasses, dark raisins, English toffee, butter and plums up front. Nicely balanced with a lightly tart and barely bitter hop and yeast presence along with a touch of alcohol on the backside. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and light carbonation. Long, very lightly bitter and pungent finish. Leaves a numb feeling (or lack thereof) on the tongue. I am now officially a big fan of Stoudts Brewing Co. I've enjoyed every beer I've tried from them. This one is no exception. Recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
750 ml bottle. Pours deep yellow, with a nice head. Aroma is of fruit, spices, yeast, and esters. Very malty at the finish, with a candi sugar, full bodied burst at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Sweet licorice/bubblegum brandy and sleepy, roasting chocolate...A few berries peering through a snail-fast mudslide...The abundant yeast adds orangey acidity and transforms the sweet fruitiness into black grapes and prunes...A valiant effort with a weak finish, fun but I’d rather reach for their Anniversary or IPA...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
Tap at Stoudt’s Brewing. Pours a deep brown colour with a thick moussey dark brown head. The aroma is quite rich and plummy. Deep rich molassesy character, soft plums with light cherry and chewy malt base. Very softly sweet. Palate is rich and sweet, but not at all cloying. White raisin, cherry, caramel and brown sugar with a light chocolate flavour as well. Very well-balanced dubbel. Soft and chewy with a great balance of the yeast and the malt. Really awesome brew.

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