REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2004
I like this brew........ this is one good maine brew. I like the beer from maine. its just goodGreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Earlier Rating: 7/7/2004 Total Score: 4.9
This beer is the main reason i went to portland. aside from the fact thast the ferry to canada leaves from there..
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 *-Batch51-* Pours deep honey brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth that slowly recedes to the same creamy puddle, nice. Aromas of malted chocolate and jerkey. Medium full nectar w/ ample residual effers that create a creamy cotton texture. Big roasted cocoa w/ a balanced hop to malt ratio. Other nuances of belgian granite, roasted coffee bean, oak, pecan husks, grape stems, slight maple, dark fruits. The sweetnes factor is minimal. All this ends with a beautiful peach pit bittering componant on the finish w/ bakers cocoa lingering in there. This brew rocks. I like it better than the #43. This was a treat because I bought six bottles and just realized I had two different batch numbers. 1-31-07***************************-Batch#43-*Pours tawny w/ a full creamy froth. Aroma of fresh fruity malt. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. The froth reduces to a puddle of heavy cream. Flavors are strong and medicinal w/ dried fruit, brown sugar, coffee, caramel, new leather, and milk cocoa. Fantastic! I am impressed w/ this american version. Very tasty indeed. Everytime I went for another sip it changed on me. Very complex and well balanced to boot. Connoiseurs choice! Highly recommended. Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle. Great offering from Allagash. Smooth and tasty with a surprising warming effect.
--you've been Dubbed. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
The Reserve line of Allagash beers are packaged in 750ml corked brown bottles, that are sedimented with yeast, so a secondary fermentation can occur, so these beers can be cellared, and matured for years. Currently available in my market are the Dubble Reserve, and Triple Reserve. Last night I enjoyed a bottle of their Dubble Reserve (Batch #27) for the first time in a couple of years, and it was as fantastic as I remember(I had picked up the Triple Reserve on a recent trip to Maine). This beer is styled after a classic Trappist dubble, and uses an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Dubbles are malty, spicy brews, with complex flavors, aromas, and a soothing, warming burn. Allagash Dubble Reserve comes in at 7% abv.
Allagash Dubble Reserve pours to a deep mahogany color with a thick and rocky white head, and a vibrant carbonation. The nose on this beer is very complex and inviting. Aromas of sweet malt, peppery alcohol, hints of dark chocolate and nuts, marry with spicy/yeasty aromas. The palate is firm with lots of really good sweet and candy malt flavors that coat the tongue. This is paired with a back drop of flavors of raisin, and chocolate. Allagash Dubble finishes with more complex malty and yeasty flavors up front, then ends with a sweet malty, and slightly warming alcohol burn.
This is an outstanding domestic version of a classic Trappist dubble. This beer would match well with a number of heart dishes, such as beef stew, or a roasted leg of lamb. It would also make an excellent desert beer, and would work well with chocolate deserts. I love to savor a beer like this, and enjoy its complex flavors, so I usually do not pair it with food. At $4-$5 a 750ml bottle, it is very fairly priced as well. This beer can be consumed young, or cellared for a number of years, and will improve with some age. If this beer, or any of the Allagash beers in the classic or reserve line, are available in your market, seek them out. They are some of the finest domestic examples of Belgian beer styles on the market today. McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Brown pour with tan head. Smell of almonds brown malts and bread. Flavor of pecans and more brown malts.
radek6999 (12) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2001
An excellent drink. It’s Chimay Grande Reserve without the heavy carbonation. Furthermore, it’s small local production guarantees a quality product at every sitting. Well Done. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Tawny in color (chill haze). Very estery/spicy in aroma. This beer tastes like Allagash’s White Beer, albeit a dark version. Spice your double like a wit. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Billowy, dense head. Plum color. Caramel, toffee, prune, bittersweet dark chocolate aroma. Rich bready (cinnamon biscuit) texture. Bit of smoke in the flavor. Slightly dry finish. Top-notch. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Another one of my favorites. A little heavy but very smooth sweet flavor with a sweet malty aroma.