Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2013
This is the 7.0% version that the brewpub lists at Dubbel Vision, so I’m not sure if its a new beer or not. Draft at the source. Clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of toasted nutella, cocoa, cafe au lait. Taste is smooth cocoa powder, coffee grounds. Not bad. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store.
Very hazy, rusty brown with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Taste of sweet dark fruit, caramel, banana and chocolate. Sweet for a dubbel.
Light/medium body and low/medium carbonation.
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Draft. Pours a muddy brown with no head. Flavor is spice, licorice, mint, sugar and a tiny bit of hops and alcohol. Moutfeel was crisp and refreshing with little aftertaste. Easy to drink but the flavor caught me off guard. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2009
On tap at Franklin’s. Poured a nice looking brown mahogany color with a thin white head. Aroma was straight up banana and malt. having this after the batch #400 was like drinking the skinny little brother of the 400. Not bad, but a lot of banana and (probably unfairly) thinner than the previous beer. Very drinkable though. bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light tan head. Banana and spice aroma. Banana, clove, spice and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Banana, malt, and spice lingers.
nimbleprop (8597) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Stopped by the brewpub to pick up a growler and saw that they were offering this on cask. I asked for a sample and the bartender told me, "Tell me if you like it, I think it’s weird." The sample of the cask Double Vision pours a clear purple brown with no head. The aroma is heavy alcohol and vinegar. The flavor was similar, very astringent, citrus bitterness, fusel alcohol and a little metallic tinge. Finish was very pungent. Needless to say, I passed on the cask version.
The version on tap that I ultimately got for my growler was much better. Pours a purpley, brown with a thin white head. Aroma was spicy, bread, nuts, clove and slight citrus all marry well. Flavor has much more of the grain, biscuit, dark/sweet fruit and a bit of yeast. Definite alcohol on the end and slightly thick on the tongue. I don’t love Belgian, but this was very drinkable and a nice change of pace from Franklins. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pint at the brewery. Cloudy bread crust brown body. Proper clove, toast, mild fruit and nuts in the nose, more of a pulpy fruit character tasted, makes me think of pulp (as in orange) from plums (which I guess doesn’t really exist). Nutty, bready, soggy, chewy, toasty; overall it’s a pretty solid dubbel, with just a hint of alcohol at the end. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Growler sample courtesy of artusory. Muddy medium brown, minimal head. Roast, pepper and spice up front, chewy yeast background. Flavor has some faint banana, pepper and more spice, hard to pinpoint. As it warms even more, get a certain vegetal character I can’t pinpoint. Mouthfeel rather thin at times. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Courtesy of artusoryCaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Growler: The aroma is fruity and yeasty with some notes of burnt wood, alcohol, and vegetables. It pours a cloudy brownish-orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts yeasty with some candi sugar, fruit, burnt wood, and slight vegetal notes. The finish has some faint bitterness and alcohol.
Pours a hazy dark copper mahogany with a thin ring of wispy white head. Has a lightly toasted, bready caramel malty aroma with a touch of light fruit. Starts lightly malty sweet with some dark candi sugar drying out toward a more bitter, earthy finish. Fairly well-balanced and authentic.