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RATINGS: 1687   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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3.5
yngwie (17101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2006
Bottled. (BB 22/8-06) Dark reddish-brown, carbonating beer, with a large, dense, creamy beige head. Weak aroma of dried fruits, some alcohol and spices, and caramel. Round, balanced flavor with sweetness from caramel and raisins, a hint of roasted malt and spices. Nice body and a pleasant finish. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, this one. (060608)

2.6
FatPhil (16635) - 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.

3.6
brokensail (16600) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark amber, perhaps mahogany, pour with a khaki head. Nice sweet dark fruit and sugar aromas. Caramel, toffee, and hints of chocolate. Some subtle spice and yeast, plum, raisin, and dates. Plenty of sweet malt flavor to this. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and chocolate. Nice plum and raisin fruit character, banana, yeast, and a bit of spice.

3.3
Dedollewaitor (16229) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
Bought at Penny Market (Italy) for the prize of 1.05 Euro!: Brown with reddish hew. Aroma of dark fruits & roasted malts. Medium sweetness. Texture is medium filling to almost watery. Medium carbonation. Enjoyable but defenetly needs a kick of everything- no force. Finish is rather short. An abbey ale that is slight beneath average for its type!

3.8
Benzai (16150) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
Pours a cloudy brown color with a nice head. Smell is very nice. Taste malts, chocolate. Pretty nice, decent beer.

3.9
Ferris (16067) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft - Brown sugar, dark fruits and booze. Dark opaque brown with a rich brown head. Sweet dark sugars, raisins and a nice sweet finish. Light and pleasant, great beer.

3.3
MiP (15943) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown colour, OK tan head. Aroma seems sour, but I cannot trace it in the flavour. Sweet, malty warming, toffee/caramel flavour. Sweet aftertaste.

3.4
bhensonb (15489) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Aroma of malt and light hints of dark fruit. Color is deep brown with minimal head. Sweet beginning with grape, and perhaps a bit of dark stone fruit. There is a background of chocolate and caramel, but concord grape keeps coming to mind. Just a hint, mind. Really quite nice.

2.8
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle (Per) at The Club !! Brown - offwhite head. Dark bread, caramel, chokolate, malty, light red brerries. Very simpel. Too sweet. Boring.

3.3
Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2006
330ml bottle poureda clear reddish copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar and spices. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of brown sugar, nuts and spices with a smooth finish.


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