cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown appearance with a lasting dark brown head. Lots of CO2, spicy yeasty, candy sugar, caramel, dark fruity aroma. Body is a bit thin. Kind of woody, dark caramel, kind of funky yeasty, light chocolate, somewhat fruity/cherry flavor that dries out a bit on the finish. Booze is hidden pretty well. Not bad. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bomber. Very dark amber pour with a big off white head. Aroma of dried raisin and yeast. Medium palate. Sweet tasting. arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pour on tap at Happy Gnome, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nuts, dark caramel, toffee, slight acid, hints of grass, slight spice notes with a touch of yeast, more bready notes as well. Taste is big bread, caramel, toffee, some slight spice, hints of grass, nuts, finishing fairly sweet. AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to Skyview, nice brew, thanks Bob. Color is a deep garnet with bubbly, spiderweb lacing. Aroma shows Belgian candy syrup, plum, figs and Christmas spice. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
The flavor is spot on for the style. Dark fruit and yeast upfront with a nice earthy caramel malt base. Spice and pumpernickel bread with a medium body. Soft carbonation giving a smooth, creamy texture. Solid example of the style, nice job from this brewery!
Draft at the brewery. The aroma is of sweet, burnt brown sugar. Drinks with an almost sour character more than a dubbel. Another thin beer and not up to name. (#5701, 8/31/2014)
JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Happy Gnome Firkin Fest 2012. A brown beer. Belgian yeast and malt in the aroma. Sweet, and true to style. Some dried fruit and Belgian yeast. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Burnt dark mohagony. Nose has a touch of burnt rubber and dark fruits. Weak taste some rubber, some tree fruit. Sweet finish. Interesting. Not mind blowing chinchill (5024) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.
Clear but very dark brown body. Good head that has reasonable retention.
Unusual in that there’s a fair amount of vanilla in the nose and flavor.
The aroma is a bit sweet and may bring a bakery to mind, but the flavor is a more bitter than sweet. Less fruity than average for style,
O: Recommended, if unusual version of the style. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Banana nose. Very dark color, which seemed to be more intensely dark than a typical double. The thickness (not to say richness) was also striking at the start. Cherry finish, but I found it more one dimensional and quick at the finish than a great dubbel. (on tap at the Muddy Pig, St. Paul) theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
750 ml bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a brown golden, with a 1/2 inch off white head. The aroma is dark fruit, honey sweet malt, a light roast character, and ester clove Belgian yeast. The taste is the sweet malt, black cherry fruit, a touch of the faint roast, and the Belgian yeast character. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a sweet yeast finish. I am not normally a huge Dubbel fan, though I liked the fruit and yeast character in this one. Both of the Boom Island beers I have tried are solid.