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RATINGS: 1705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. Brown and cloudy. Caramel and very yeasty with some nice dried fruit in there also, but the yeast is a bit much. It is not fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2007
30cl bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Very floral aroma with notes of fruit. Sweet taste with no bitterness and a slight flavor of alcohol. Overall a very nice beer though a little sweet for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Bottled. Poured amber with a light brown head. Aroma was yeast, sour funkiness, and some barn yard action too. Flavor was yeast, malts, bread, and a few weaker toasted notes. Solid body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Pours a reasonably dark ruby brown. The head is a little frothy beige. The aroma is a little subdued. A little sweet, some fruit, some must. The flavor is a mellow fruit, not too impressive, some alcohol, and a little must. I’ve had better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2007
The color was medium ruby brown. The head was creamy, light biege, and laced. The aroma was dark fruit , sweet malt, and chocolate. The flavor was sweet malt, a kind of rootbeer taste, and some hops. The palate was lively. The finish was warm but not as long-lasting as i would have liked.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 330ml bottle (5:3:6:2:11=2.7)
Rich brown, quickly dissipating head.Slightly metallic bitter aroma, but also sweet and fruity. Lively in the mouth. Nice aspect of the taste include a raisiny sweetness and both richly roasted ans sweet notes of malt, but alas that’s overshadowed by a thinness, too harsh alcohol, sickly sweetness, and something quite metallic. Falls far short of the better dubbels.
Rerate: Tap (Hovipoikka, Tampere) (4:3:4:2:8=2.1)
Eww, sour aroma. Watery palate, positively thin, almost fizzy too. Unpleasant messy roasted malt taste. Only positive is that the alcohol’s hidden. However, I’d not even think about drinking enough of this to get drunk, as it’s so unpleasant.
Unwanted rerate: Tap (Belmontas, Vilnius)) (7:4:5+:3+:11+=3.0+++)
Super sweet raisiny berry aroma, fruitcakey, hedonistically very nice, if a bit bizarre in its caricature. Tastes like a typical boring belgian brune - bready sweet, a bit yeasty, yet also cleanish. Reminds me of a softer sweeter version of the tongerlo I used to have in the Daily News at 7am. Before food, this was quite full. After food, it seems weak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma with notes of chocolate. Sweet spicy flavor. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3624) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Dark copper brown color. Some raisin and yeast in the aroma. Red fruit flavors and nice malt. Would look for a little more sweetness but this one is ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (579) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2007
Dark brown colour. A strong Belgian beer, but not that strong. So easy to drink. Good looking, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a thick and substantial off-white head. Sweet plum and brown sugar nose with a touch of spice almost as an afterthought. Medium body and fine carbonation. Sweet taste, of raisins marinated in alcohol. I’m not tuning in to the chocolate. Dry spicy finish.


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