kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2008
Tasted a 12oz bottle with Brian the brewer himself.Poured a nice dark bown,the usual color of an abbey.The aromas were of tons of malt,toffee,raisins.The flavors were malt,of course,chocolate,all the usual suspects.I liked it so much I brought a keg of it to put on the bar I purchase for in Warren,can not wait to try it on draft. dmac (6340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree. Drank out of the Unibrue glass that Jay hooked me up with, thanks Jay. Pours a deep ruby/ brown body with a huge frothy off white head. Aroma of candied sugar, figs, raisins, prunes, sugar, maltiness, brown bread and some more sugar. Medium to full bodied that is nice and creamy with a good touch of carbonation present. flavor is sweet and fruity with notes of fig, raisin, plums and finishes with a touch of srawberry. Great new brewer that I hope makes it because I will drink loads of this beer. PS get some new labels the old ones are uglier then some of my old one night stands. oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On tap at Capones. Very nice Dubbel. Thin lacing head, caramel in color, light smooth hop taste, malt is hearty. Very nice beer. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Got this compliments of thaichile in my first beer trade. 12 oz bottle poured into my Chimay Chalice
A- Body is a very cloudy nut brown color. Pours with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin collar around the glass. No lacing is left behind. Cloudiness is thick and uniform.
S- Nose is very rich with caramel, nuts and toffee. Nose is robust and sweet.
T- Sweet caramel and toffee come through upfront with a nutty overtone. Some yeast is noticeable in the background. A hint of roasted malt bitterness comes through for the finish. A hint of alcohol warmth lingers with all the other mentioned flavors.
P- Low carbonation and thick body. Smooth and rich with yeast. Very well done.
O- I would believe this beer were a dopplebock or even a Scottish ale before I would guess dubbel. The only resemblance it has to a classic dubbel is the yeast presence. But hey just because ti doesn’t fit in doesn’t mean it isn’t a good beer. This one is rich and malty with a superb mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-26-2008 02:38:47 padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to dmac. Thank you dave. Rich malty yeasty flavors that I enjoy. Very good and thank you for sharing.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Deep reddish brown in color with a little off white head. Malty chocolatety roasty aroma. Caramel yeasty notes. Dark fruity spicy malty flavor. Vanilla hoppy notes. Finish is slightly bitter. Medium bodied. Nice beer Brian. Very drinkable. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
12 oz bottle. Lightly hazy deep amber in color with a small but long lasting tan head. Very malty aroma, with caramel, raisin, and is moderately yeasty with some plum and light banana esters, spicy phenols, and a light amount of alcohol hanging in the back. Taste is very malty, with alot of caramel, raisin, plum and light banana esters, belgian yeast must (basement) light spices, and some grassy hops. The malt character does get just a bit astringent in the mid-palate. Body is medium, gets fuller as it warms. Finishes dry with light to moderate hop bitterness and a touch of bread and yeast spice. I thought this was a very good dubbel overall that will probably round itself out very nicely with a bit of age on it. Still seems a bit young. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2008
12 oz bottle from Oaktree. Pours a nice deep ruby color with a nice lasting off beige- almost grayish look and nice lace. Aroma is phenolic yeasty spiciness but not overdone- the typical high fruity esters and fusels seem very light which I like- also a slight sea-air saltiness in the aroma that I get form some saisons- nice yeast strain and temp control here. Flavor is nicely malty, some hints of nuts, toasted bread, caramel and munich malts, light fruitiness in the middle- some raisin but also toffee in there- with a dry bready finish and some light earthy spicy phenols in the end as well. Mouthfeel is nice- carbonation is med to hgih, but not overcarbed- nice mouthfeel. Better than I expected since I dont usually like Dubbels. Nice beer. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2008
Classic dubbel yeastiness; I can smell the earthy spiciness (clove, almost!) from a few feet away. There is a big yeast blob in the neck of the bottle.Excellent, thick ecru head, lasts a long time. Very dark brown, almost impenetrable. Flavor is a whirlwind of alcohol, iron and molasses, fruity brown sugar and nuts (nut meat, walnut specifically). Raisin sweetness charges in at 60 deg (I started at 55 deg). Quite spritzy carbonation, almost too much. Pretty true to style. Thanks to hophead75 for the bottle. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle pours a dark brown body with some amber hues and a light tan head. Aroma is sweet maltiness, caramel malt, some spicy yeast. Some sweet dark fruit like raisin and plum a salty flavor quickly drying your mouth. A very interesting dubbel and certainly an easy choice as an extra. Solid with a nice abv kick heck i’d be more then happy to have again. Nice NJ.