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Ter Doolen (Dolen) Donker (Double Dark)

Brewed by Brouwerij de Dool
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Helchteren, Belgium


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Translated from the Dutch on brewer’s website: Originally brewed as a Christmas beer, this irresistible dark beer for tasting at 7.1% ABV became a permanent fixture almost immediately. It’s a mildly fruit, lightly sweet and soft dark warm fermented abbey beer with three types of malt and two types of hops and additions of light and dark candy sugar. The biggest proportion of malt is Munich barley malt, which has been killed a slightly higher temperature to give a slightly more coloured character than usual. This gives Ter Dolen Donker its biscuit-like flavour. Added to this are light hints of caramel from some caramel malts, along with the typical flavours of light and dark candy sugar. Our Donker is bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. (bb 17/02/2013 - this is from old notes). Smells better than it tastes. A little thin for the ABV. Nice malty earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle, Cheers Craig, April 2014 Not So Fools Tasting (rating backlog) Pours brown red tinge off white thin head. Nose is fruity, dark berry fruits, raisins, classic Belgium style nose. Taste is fruity, banana, chocolate, slight oxidisation which did not harm the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2430) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark brown, beige foam. Weak aroma of coffee, caramel and light roasted malts. Light sweet, light bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7203) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2015
bottle scura schiuma media non molto persistente buon naso maltato un discreto caramello leggero fruttato un po di frutti di bosco abbastanza dolce

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle@home. No foam. Dark brown to black. Roasted, coffee notes the biscuit is rather hidden in the two first. Medium body. Dry. Some yeast fruity complexity. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Tap at Belgian Beer Weekend. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and leaves. Flavor is sweet malt, dates, light leaves and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours almost black with tanned coloured head. Lots of roast, coffee, a bit chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. Some "belgian yeasty ness". Kind of sweet at first but bitterness of the dark malts and hops cut through for a dry finish. It far from the typical bruin. Much more like a stout brewed with a strong belgian yeast. Really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1226) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Flaska från Belgianbeerfactory. Fruktiga dofter med soltorkade russin och färska fikon. Fruktig smak med en lätt halmig humlebeska. Lång och varaktig eftersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
timmwillum (89) - BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2015
Meget mørk donkel med let halvflygtigt gyldent skum. Ret svag næse af pære og en anelse jern. Starter frisk med humle og rigeligt kulsyre. Midtvejs kommer lidt sødme som sluttes af med en lang bitter og dejlig krydret eftersmag. Super brune. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
*Old rating, best before 05.10. Schön dunkel, tief, leicht alkoholisch. Klebrig. Süffig, malzig mit dunkelfruchtigen Aromen. Ganz nett.

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