ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2016 12oz bottle, poured into a Belgian tulip. The aroma is initially a roasty and chocolate blend with undertones of nuts. coffee comes through eventually, then turns to a fruity, fig and dates tone with a woody spice. It pours a rich, deep mahogany with soft, brown foam that has a great amount of retention and leaves a dense lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium low bitter blend. It?s smooth, with foamy, soft carbonation. The texture is like that of a light weight syrup with a medium body. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and cream soda are noted first with a mild woody spice, nuts, and a bit of mocha. It finishes smooth with cacao, then vanilla, root beer, raisin, spices, a light leather, and some coffee notes tha arise late with a sweet, sugary grape jelly. The aftertaste is smokey and sticky with chocolate and a late molasses and sarsaparilla. Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Aroma of smokey malt. Appearance is lifeless dar, with a bit of head. Taste is roasted malt. Smooth. Good. VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Originally rated 20160212. Colour is dark brown with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetnss, ripe fruits, Belgian yeast and malts. Pretty good for American dubbel. Maxbier (988) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Stout black pour with brown head. Aroma: slightly roasty with Belgian yeast hints. Flavor: nice combo of sweet stout roast with Belgian dubbel malty slightly boozy character. Herbal yeast notes. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Sample at Bell’s on 1/28/16. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, banana, clove and roast. Malty flavor with banana, clove and chocolate accents before a roasted malt finish.
csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Tap - fair size tan foamy head, very dark Amber/almost black color, big malty aroma and flavor, slightly roasty, slightly fruity, fair yeasty spice, creamy finish, really good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone commonmac (1250) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2015 On tap at Busters. Definitely one of the best beer bars in the Twin Cities. Consumed in a 12 oz pour with samadouche. Cola brown nearing the black threshold. Minimal tan head. Roasty, nutty aroma with some chocolate undertones. Taste comes forward as more of a stout than a dubbel. The roasted coffee and chocolate plays a big role almost overshadowing the Belgian qualities I crave. Some cherry found in the sip. Alcohol presence felt...almost a bourbon warmth. It’s a very good beer but seemingly mislabeled as an abbey dubbel...should be an abbey dubbel stout. unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Dark brown color with a full beige head. Earthy sweet malt and mild fruit aromas. Flavors of dark currants, raisin, mild pepper and hints of spice. Very much a dubbel. Some yeasty undertones and very mild esters make this one true to form chucklemation (1687) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, nut, and some caramel. Flavor is a touch of dark fruits, roast, and nut. Body is light to medium. The blend of flavors comes off a bit odd to me. Not a fan. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with nice tan head. Nose is coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is creamy raisins and chocolate.