Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017 MaBeer1972 (2206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Manchester W&L. Poured into a snifter. Rated from the middle of the bottle (2nd glass). A deep ruby color. Aroma of sweet plum, raisin and earth. Flavor is soft and earthy. Plum and roasty caramel notes. Lingering fruitiness.
From Jan 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with NutBrown. Thanks Alan!
It pours from the 750ml bottle a cloudy brown/orange with a good 3 finger head of foam with lots of sticky lacing. After a few minutes of sitting, the foam recedes to a solid 1" layer. Nice.
The smell has a lot of malty and yeasty notes along with pepper, alcohol, and some dark fruit.
The taste on first sip..huge caramel malt, dark fruit(plum mostly), just a touch of pepper, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is really nice and thickish, almost syrupy, while the carbonation is lightly done. The finish is mostly dark fruit and a slight citrus sourness and is quite nice. Btw, boy, do I get some warming after the swallow so it's going to take me some time to finish this bottle but I usually do take my time with most any beer that has a bit of a kick to it. ;^)
Ok, I'm on my second pour and the alcohol doesn't seem as obvious now and I'm more able to enjoy the flavours in this tasty Dubbel. Good stuff!!
Bottom line: A very tasty Dubbel that grew on me during the session so I'd put it firmly in the "I'd drink it again" category.
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2/17/2011 9:00:03 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Hazy orange body with a big head. Nose of fruits, caramel and yeast. Taste is malty but really sweet and fruity. Not at all what I was expecting. Lots of caramel in a syrupy texture. Good. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose and taste is sweet, malty, raisins. Hansen (8621) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Dark amber coloured and with an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet roasted aroma, hazel-nuts. Torrefacto (1792) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
Color caoba oscuro, con reflejos rojizos y densa espuma color crema. Aromas dulces de toffee, caramelo, pasas y toque especiado. Cuerpo medio-bajo ,quizá demasiado ligero para el estilo, con inicio dulce y afrutado al que se añaden sabores acaramelados. Bastante bien.
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Cola pour with a big off white head that dissipated quickest. Chocolate, charcoal, raisin, hop. Medium body. Good carbonation. Perfect slightly acidic and sweet finish. Very nice johnnnniee (4457) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared tonight by Dr Rob, thanks for the opportunity! Fruity caramel and brown sugar with a hint of chocolate offset with yeasty earthy flavors. This is a nice dubbel. angel77 (4051) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2013. color oscuro casi negro con sabores y aromas maltosos, ligeramente dulces y algo tostados. Cuerpo medio. Tipo belga doble total. Normal, tal vez demasiado dulzona. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
This one poured a lighter brown color with a beig head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruits and belgian yeast. Falvor was the same, moderately spicey, toast, caramel and dark fruits. Ok. sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2014
This is a Belgian Style Abbey Ale or more accurately said, an attempt at one. The head was off white and rather small, and the look was a cloudy dark brown. The aroma was of sour hops. The taste was creamy (a tick on the Abbey Ale style inspection), with some caramel and a tiny amount of roasted coffee. It finished with a light sourness and there was pretty much no aftertaste. Not bad.