TheHOFF43 (2049) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a dark amber with white head. Chocolate, dark fruits and really sweet. Solid beer but a full bottle would be too much. nealblind (1848) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark brown pour some tan head. Was super fizzy coming out of the bottle. Aroma of tomato rooibus, roasted nuts, honey, cola. Taste is strongly of rooibus with woody notes some tobacco flavors. Fades into nuts then honey sweet finish. Light-medium watery body with light carb and moderate to strong acidity to help balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as sickly sweet as other dubbels = great! neepsntatties (1973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Colour...nearly black with a thick white head. Nose...coffee like, herbaceous and savoury spice. Palate...delicate CO2, semi sweet, with flavours of Postum, chicory root, and cola. There’s a distinct but o booze at the back of the palate and a nutty flavour that leans towards filberts. Not sure this is an abbey dubbel, but nice nonetheless. jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
On tap at BW, light brown, thick creamy head. Unusual aroma, almost coffee like. Taste is a little smokey. Interesting to try, but that is it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a nice deep red, brown from a distance with some eggshell fizz on the rim. The aroma is great, rich roasted grains, chicory, some Belgian fruits. The flavor is rich and very big. Lots of crazy things going on, sport of a mild Belgian dark porter, with hearty roasted notes, some robust chocolate and dried fruits. At first I could taste the rooibos but it quickly blends nicely into one complete roasted thing. Not much on the Belgian front but the intricacies of it set it apart from American imperial browns and porters and it is totally different that a Belgian mild stout or dubbel. Very good, I would not call it a dubbel, more a blend of an American strong brown ale mixed with a Belgian dark strong ale.
AndyW68 (1536) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Dark brown and off white head. Aroma is msty and coppery. Taste is sweet and funk. Palate is a little watery, but finishes a little sticky. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Hazy reddish brown. Aroma is toasted grain, toffee, honey, fig, mysterious spices. Sweet on the palate, herbal finish. Taste is tea, nutmeg, honey, chocolate, mysterious spices. Unique and tasty. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share. Deep brown. Aroma of chocolate, oak, raisin. Taste is woody, dark chocolate, caramel, spices. Complex. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
A beautiful brushed tan head covers liquid depths that speak of worn mahogany and cherry woods.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bark, sage, figs, exotic mushrooms. Raw peppercorns in the back. Western saddles and broken in leather. Essence of farm dust and grazing livestock – massive musk without the poop. Taro root. Dried figs, juniper, and black root. Star anise.
Out of nowhere I am left with tart apples that pucker the cheeks and tickle the tastebuds. The Wild West meets old Europe meets the herbalist meets the rainforest in a crazy mélange of flavors that tastes of time itself. Very rustic and musky in the back with endless forests of bark, trees, and fallen foliage. Dry brittle parching baker’s chocolate along the edges. Rich spicy earthy peppery Bordeaux and Zinfandel grapes in the middle. A gin-ish essence pervades the palate with star anise while wild mushrooms grow underneath. Caraway seeds. Old red wine soaked leather sacks. A mysterious mixture of green herbs in the middle. Touch of old black earth in the back. Very parching.
A perplexing thought-provoking beer from the folks at Dogfish Head that leaves me still wondering if I liked the beer or I like the experience. Maybe I’ll have to find another bottle to decide. Either way, if Mother Nature and Father Time had a baby, its name would be URKontinent.
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On tap @ Pizza Inferno in SF. Some interesting flavors in this one. Dark, malty, sweet and a little earthy. Good abbey dubbel.