argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2006
(750ml bottle, thanks whaleman) Rocky beige head atop clear, deep copper body with particulate. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutty, leather, some raisin, spice, light peat. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, hazelnut, Belgian yeast. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. Enjoyable, but not really to style. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2007
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, cocoa, and toasted bread. Flavor of raisins, banana, brown sugar, and toffee. hopscotch (11051) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 ******************Re-rate... Bottle... Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. Dark-fruity nose of raisins, cocoa and dried plum with a tin can twang. Leans just a hair on the bitter side of balance with mild tanginess. Chocolaty flavor with a touch of vanilla. Almost medium-bodied with a thin, watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Finishes crisp and then dry. A big SHOUT goes out to erway for shipping the bottle down my way!***************** Original rating... Draft... GABF ’06... Hazy yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Funky, phenolic nose; banana and spice. DMS flavor; a little fishy... don’t like that at all. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter; good balance. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lengthy, dry finish. egajdzis (6502) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Poured an amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma was musty, earthy, some vanilla, sour cherry, and toffee malts. Taste of cocoa, dried fruits, toffee, toasted dough, more vanilla, and faint alcohol in the finish. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Hand bottle courtesy of zuchinicat. Pours a light brown with an off white head. Smells rosey with some nutty undertones. Tastes of tarte malt, some fruit and spice. Mouthfeel is tingly. A good beer, but not what I expect out of a dubbel.
Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 tap at brewpup-I got to sample this from my buddy’s glass, so i only took 2 sips. Very good dubbel-dark amber hue with minimal head and light carbonation. very sweet palate with a slightly hot finish (alcohol). Pretty decent. rating 3.6
ReRate-Bomber hand bottled from Ted Rice, the head brewer-pours a brown hue with nice sudsy tan head-high carbonation on this one. aroma is belgian yeast, roasted malts, and subtle hops. the flavors dont really resemble a dubbel, but more a roasted amber ale. after the beer warms, i get apple and woody notes. Thanks Ted for the bomber! whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 Draught. Mahogany body and velvety head. Has elements of blackberries, all-spice, and light smoke. Fruity but esters are indistinct. Has qualities of a scotch ale and doesn’t seem to style (in my experience). But still pretty tasty. 7,4,7,4,14 = 3.6.mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle-conditioned. Poured a thick, frothy off-white head and mahogany body with moderate carbonation. Aroma is leathery plus a Scottish malt quality with some light fruitiness. Rich malty flavor of nuts, chocolate, and dried plums. Full bodied and sweet with just enough tartness to keep it clean. Clearly an American rendition because it lacks the funky yeastiness of a genuine Belgian-brewed dubbel, but I really enjoyed this. 8,4,8,4,15 = 3.9.
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a cloudy brown with a small light brown head. Smells of dark malts, caramel, molasses, and some sweet dark fruits. Tastes of big caramel malts, dark berries, a little molasses, and a little wood. The finish is a little woodsy as well, mildly sweet, and oaky. The caramel and malts were the most prominent in the finish and the aftertaste however. Pretty solid. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Courtesy hopscotch. Hazy, burnt amber/brown and a small dense tan head. Aroma and flavor of toasty bread, lightly zesty yeast, past ripe dark fruit, small dose of roasty malt. Dry, lightly yeasty finish. Medium/full body, balanced carbonation, easy to drink. Very nice dubbel. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle (thanks argo0). Very large, soapy head. Deep brown, with slight haze and particulate matter. Aroma is yeast, fruit, spice. Good malty flavor--caramel, brown sugar, yeast. Slight alcohol and spice at the end.