Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Thanks for sharing this one, Eugene. Pours a murky light caramel brown with a thin beige skin. It smells much like fermenting fruit (just short of rotting) with a round, sweet malt backing. Medium-bodied and finely-grainy with a slightly sour transition to a drying finish. Lightly nutty malt, apple peel and a dry, "green" finish. Meh. This is not a great dubbel. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Courtesy GodofThunder. Pours brown with a thin, broken light white head. General sweet malty aroma with a very slight Belgian yeast note. Mild on the taste, very malt forward. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
12oz. bottle, with thanks to Eugene. Pours a cloudy brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy, with yeast, wheat, near rotten fruits. Fizzy on the palate which is distracting, but some more dark fruits, tree fruits and a touch of caramel. Thanks Eugene! Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Courtesy GodOfThunder. Pours a hazy, reddish chestnut color with a small, foamy, cream colored head. Scattered spots and skinny lines of lacing mark the glass. Aromas include caramel malts, toasted bread, overly ripe apples, raisin, and a hint of peppery cedar. Flavors again show caramel and dark fruit notes, with dry cocoa, floral hops, and a spicy, woody, cedar overtone. Medium bodied and well carbonated, there is a light astringency that comes through on the finish. Not bad overall, but a little on the mundane side. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
pours dark amber/brown with thin white head. Faint fruity/belgian yeast aroma, some hops coming through. Flavor is smokey and dry for a dubbel, almost roasty. I think this misses the mark as a dubbel but is dead on as an Imperial American brown ale which is how I rate this (Brian you know this game).
PS - I’ve had the pleasure of brewing with and tasting one of the original Dubbels from Boaks which was one of the best dubbels I’ve had outside of Belgium. Looking foward to tasting many more great brews from this brewer.
Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Good sized tan head of varying sized bubbles. Reduces slowly. Weak cola aroma with some roasted malts and bread. Overall, pretty weak. Color is a nice dark mahagony brown. Flavor is slightly tart which does not fit with the style at all. But it is still pretty good tasting though. Chocolaty malts with some vanilla and dark fruit. Oily mouthfeel that fades quickly and leaves little remanents that you actually swallowed anything. An ok dubbel but not really close to the style too much. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2008
This turns out to be a solid double, but not really strong. The flavor is there, it just needs to be kicked up a notch. Mostly vanilla and raisins with a light mouthfeel. Could be better. sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle from coldbrewky. Small brown head that fades quickly, little lace. Clear brown color. Nose of dill pickles and light caramel malts. Body is med/light with a light astringency and fairly lifeless. Burnt caramel malt flavors, other off flavors, lightly sweet malts, dusty. Bland malt finish. Obviously a bad bottle, but hey thats what were here for correct?! Thanks Steve! WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Deep brown color, minimal head dissipates rapidly. Flavor is light bready caramel malts, a bit of yeasty banana esters, candi sugar. Finish is lingering banana bread and a bit of spice. Raisins and ripe fruit also linger in the background. Medium bodied. Solid beer. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Hazy brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma wth ripe fruits, dark fruits and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and toffee notes.