RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A brown, Belgian-style abbey ale. Caramel, banana, biscuit and fruity-aromas contribute to the balance of this strong, complex beer. A sweet, bready and caramel flavor follows with a silky, creamy finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Raisins, brown sugar and walnuts in aroma. Sugary caramelized brandy, toffee and boston brown bread flavors. Absolutely no head and lacking in carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Oiley and fruity, not as refined as I expected, with a indigestive finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Not too bad at all. Honestly I dont remember much about it except for a fruity flavor and a roasty finish. I did enjoy it, nothing to rave about though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Many bottles brought to the Labor Day gathering by Pailhead and Styles:

Reddish hued with an oily film and not much head, some lacing. The nose detected some oxidition even though this one is not that old. Also found aromas of currant, pear, banana, clove and an interest combination of yeast esters (earthy, salty and flowery). The taste is wonderfully fruity with notes of both tart and fleshy fruits. A bit yeasty and caramel character as well. The finish is slick and pepper hints appear. The feel is oily and warming, sticky on the palate. A solid brew with good depth but still did not rock my world. It is more a Strong Ale than Abbey Dubbel IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4396) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle Pours a murky redish brown with no head and only a trace of lacing. Aroma os appled cider, cinimon, apricots and alcohol. Flavor is a nice spicy musty combo. Some apple butter and cinimon. Moderately heavy feel and the alcohol comes through much more now on later sips. Darn near flat and a slightly bitter woody aftertaste. Thanks to Pailhead for this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2005
12oz - thanks Pailhead - Aroma is sweet raisins, prune, yeast, and a touch of carmel malt. Pours a murky dark brown with little head and decent lacing. Flavor is bitter prune and raisin. Only after the alcohol taste fades does the sweet carmel show up. Palate is crisp and sticky. Different and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Thanks to odeed for sharing. aroma is bananas, with caramel, and sugar. taste is bananas with a hint of coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
(bonus brew from styles)poured a dark brown with no head.aroma is mostly ripe banannas.flavor is again,bannanas,with some malt and chocolate.THIS SHIT IS BANNANAS!B-A-N......

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark fruits and all spice in the aroma. Deep brown in color. Head is small and fades away almost immediately. Harsh tasting concentrated fruit/syrup flavors and it tastes of bigger alcohol than it is listed with 9%. Some mashed fruit-grapes stand out- and even some rum raisin bread creaminess, but it is way out of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Dark brown, with a small, tan head. Aromas are fruit, spice, and brown sugar. Flavors are a lot like the aroma, fruity, with spice, some chocolate, raisins, and brown sugar. Body this thinner than expected. Thanks to Brad for this one.

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