mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Honey color thin head. Aroma of nuts and candy sugar. Taste is haze nuts and nougat. Sweet.
commonmac (634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the source. Tulip glass. Attractive amber color. Pleasant aroma with the chocolate and dark fruit making their presence felt. Taste emphasizes sweetness over bitterness. Chocolate elements add a unique dimension. Smooth and somewhat alcohol fueled. Ending sweetness lingers and gives a little of the funky Belgian quality. Chocolate aroma builds as the consumption progresses. Very solid.
GothGargoyle (1647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with an off white head. Aroma us chocolate, brown sugar, dates, caramel. Medium-full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, dates, caramel. Nice.
BOSSbrewer (2683) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Pours an amber with no head. Aroma is chocolate and candy. Peppers also. Strange beer. Chocolate. Curious.
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snoworsummer (3131) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Bruery. Pours clear reddish copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like watery milk chocolate, toasted malt, and a hint of dried fruit. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like peanuts, chocolate, and toasted malt.
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lighter all around than expected for an 8% dubbel. lightly bready, sweet and spiced. good, but underwhelming.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/18/15] Draught at The Bruery in Placentia. Nice clear deep amber. Aroma of chocolate, cookies and some dark fruits. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, some cookies, fruitiness, a bit of spiciness and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the Bruery tasting room. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Dark fruits, some chocolate, and some yeastiness.
DesertDevil (634) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 32-oz. growler. The rather typical dubbel nose features cocoa powder, banana esters, light plums, yeasty raisin, brown sugar, pie dough, and cinnamon. Clear dark copper in color; no head. Malted chocolate is the main flavor, followed by dark plums, a touch of cloves, molasses, and faint vanilla, all capped by a minor herbal tone and the tiniest hint of mint. Somewhat watery body. Just OK.
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Bruery. Pours a deep black with no head. Aroma is slightly coffee and chocolate forward. Taste is way more Scotch barrel and pette. Loads of this. It really seemed barrel aged. Not in my favorite way.