donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2008
I got to try this thanks to a beer swap with Erway. This is a fine example of a dubbel if I must say so. If I could get mine to taste this good I might open my own brewery. Nice maltiness with a good caramel sweetness. Complex and plenty of godness that you would expect from a dubbel. inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Poured dark brown... darkest dubbel I think I’ve ever seen, and was gorgeous. It had a mild yeasty aroma... not overly done though. I think the best part of this was the subdued yeast profile, which is usually way too strong for me in most belgians. Had a lot of chocolate, caramel and malt flavors... Good stuff... 7.4% abv blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Medium rocky tan head with deep brown/redish hue. Medium lasting head with good carbonation. Very malty and rich with carmel, raisin, and nutty flavors both in the aroma and body of the beer. Fairly complex grain bill. I like it! egajdzis (6589) - 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. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Clouded chestnut brown pour with a perfectly retained, creamy light tan head. Thin arc lacing, overall a great appearance. This just smells creamy and succulent. Roasty malt and well extracted every-element, with extremely well-integrated caramel. Notes of honeyed malt, cereal grain, cocoa powder, egg yolk, molasses and mild alcohol. A great(almost a 9) aroma. Mellow baked banana peel and even softer spice, raisins and miscellaneous dark fruit round out the nose. Upon first sip, the realization that this is overattenuated a touch doesn’t deter great enjoyment. This is a great take on a great style. Mild sweetness, very high nuttiness overtake the senses. Bitterness and astringency are low and complimentary. The Belgian yeast element is mild but lovely throughout. The finish is dry, nutty malt and light roast lingering. I would love to have more of this.
rjulian24 (18) - USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Just an all around nice beer. Thick and malty with a nice alcoholic bite. A bit of a scotch note with smokey undertones. 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.Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2004
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.
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! jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Sampled at the brewery on a business trip . . . was rushed for time so I couldn’t give it a chance to warm up (of course it was served too cold) - but pretty solid I must say. Nice example of the style and a very nice brewpub. 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.