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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Lots of different spices here. Nice cloudy brown color, hop kept in check as well as the alcohol. The best Belgian STYLE Double for me to date

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Pours a deep cloudy brown, generous light brown head, and tonís of lace. Nose is fruity sweet, cinnamon, plums, quite a complex nose. Begins sweet, malty, and that touch of cinnamon in the start, the middle light, the finish is somewhat dry, light hop tones, very interesting and melded flavors that seem to change with each sip. One thing i can tell you a darn good American Abbey Double.Thanks JCA Trust me itís a shame this brewer is over 2000 miles from Phoenix, unlike Trappist, I hate driving!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2002
A wonderful bottle conditioned ale. Dark purplish red, except for the last little bit which was clouded with sediment. I normally donít swirl the large Stoudtís bottles because,yes, the yeast does seem to make most of the bottle conditioned beers taste the same, especially the double and triple. this was better than the triple, with raisiny, grape, apple, and spicy flavors. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Had this at the kennett brew fest. It had a great dark appearence with a coffee and fruit nose and a quite complicated flavor as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
Tap at Stoudtís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2758) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2001
Very cloudy - opaque light brown color, almost like an extra-cloudy apple cider. No head, with creamy med carbonation. Aroma is spicy and clovey. Flavor is mainly sweet, with lots of spicy notes of clove and yeasty/breadiness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2002
Extremely complex double. Among the flavors I detected were prunes, raisins and cinnamon. Delicious aroma. Probably the best double Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23498) - TyresŲ, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10612) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Bottle. Dary red color with a small but dense head. Huge aroma of dried fruits, banana, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is like red wine, candy sugar, tart and spicy. Lively mouthfeel.

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