Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours thin, clear amber color. Nose is like kid’s candy: apple, watermelon, grape Jolly Rancher. High carbonation, explosively fizzy in mouth but not creamy. Yeast, simple sugars, a touch of wood, but generally bland and off-puttingly cloying. Not what I would call a good example of a dubbel, which can be so sublime!
skippy89 (1) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep amber from the bottle. The aroma was akin to a dark bread crust. The off white, slightly bumpy head dissipated quickly, showing off a definite lace in the process. The first taste was moderately sweet, and transitioned into a slightly bitter finish.
shrubber85 (11080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Sweet raisin and molasses malt aroma. Dark brown color with nice head. Sweet spicy bready malt flavor. Smooth and tasty.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brown 330ml
Small but firm head giving traces of lacing, off-white or even mild cappuchino like, nose is winy, spicy and gently floral mixed with mild toasty to bready and yeasty mouldy background. Flavour very nice. malts, grains, dark bread, in fact very bready and juicy on the other hand. Sweet plum, complex wine, well built in alcohol, kind of dry, yeasty aftertaste, rounded and full taste, very smooth, delicious and easy going. palate seems a bit sticky. Its my sentimental Belgian Abbey Dubbel.
scotty (1177) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good dark colour, head is poor, thin and patchy. Nice spicy/malty aroma, quite full bodied.Not a great example of a dubbel, but ok nevertheless. Maybe buy again. Tesco.
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a gorgeous, deep brownish-red. Head dissipated quickly leaving some lace. Not much to the nose, but that may be because it’s a little too cold. Strong malt and caramel notes are accompanied by a off-putting sourness. Slightly sweet finish. Not one I’d buy again.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet malts, Pours deep brownish red with light head. Aroma of toffee and chocolate. Strong malt tatse. Sweet finish. Minimal hops.
bpauwels (5) - Deinze, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great double, with sweet flavors (aroma: caramel). Reddish-brown with a white collar.
thegreenrooster (4232) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark red with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts with a touch of chocolate. Flavor is a toffee with a bit of chocolate and the finish has a wine like quality with some vinegar coming out. Nice beer but nothing great. Would be a good starter beer for someone new to the style.
nearbeer (5181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. Dark copper-brown with a large meringue cap that leaves the glass sticky. Earthy spice and grain, some slight root vegetable in the aroma. Flavors of sweet molasses, grain, and sourish caramel cola are dried a bit by some astringent and understated grassy hops. Near-medium body is fairly smooth, and has some tingle.