bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
bottle at Port Brewing tasting at the Brickskeller. dark mahogany. aroma is caramel, figs, toast? full bodied with a dry finish. lots of caramel. mildly sweet finish. not bad at all. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 dark red color. sweet fruity aroma. Perfect blend of maltiness and sweet raisin flavor. Amazing beer!
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 750ml, pours brown with tan head. nose has brown sugar, bread, dark fruits, and spicy yeast. flavor is nutty, bready, slightly spicy yeast, and some dark fruits. a basic abbey beer that doesn’t really do anything special.3.4.bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2007
rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. pours ruby with tan head. nose is smokey, caramel, alcohol. flavor of red fruits, doughy, yeasty, alcohol. mouth feel is smooth. meh. 3.1.
2/23/08, another sample from a bottle shared by holdenn. This is easily my least favorite LA brew as it continues to unimpress me. lots of dried fruit and some yeastyness leaving a lot to desire. i keep trying this brew and wanting more but I guess that’s what Amazing Grace is for. 3.2.
750m courtesy aspidites. Pours hazy dark copper with a pale yellow head. Aroma of brown sugar and figs. Tastes a bit like fruitcake with hops and carbonation: lightly spicy, fruit, bread, nuts, molasses. Sweet, but not overly so. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(tasting at Brickskeller) hazy light brown with small tan head. Yeast and spice aroma. Flavor was malt, yeast, spice, clove, slightly sweet dark fruit.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2007
The first thing you notice about this beer is it has an odd appearance. Not so much deep and dark as it is murky. The aroma is ginger and fig. A little on the unusual bend. The taste though is heavy in the raisin puree but unfortunately unimpressive. Felt as though this beer promised a lot but fell short. FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Dark ruby red color with a big foamy head. Aroma of raisins and candy sugars. Sweet malt flavor with spicy raisin. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
750mL bottle, Pizza Port / Port Brewing event at Brickskeller. Pours a murky, brownish color; light tan head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Generous, dried fruit and caramel aroma; biscuity and slightly dry. Medium-to-full, chewy mouthfeel: pleasant dried dark fruits and bready, biscuity warmth; very nice American-made dubbel, the best I’ve had in a while. Medium, dark malt and bready finish. 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Full nose of spicy brown sugar yeast, toast, nuts and dark fruit. Up front, though, it’s candied sugar cherry and a little wet/harsh/thin. Even smells a little bit boozy for 7-8%. Seems like it has the gravity to try to be a stronger Belgian, but as that it lacks body and smoothness. For a dubbel, it’s decent enough, has some nice sugary yeast esters, some caramel malt and candied bananas, but again, it lacks smoothness. Good but not great. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
750. Thanks, Aspidites! Murky brownish amber. Thick moussy bubbles and intensely deep tan head. Lots of stalagtites on the side of the glass, too. Big musty apricto and plum nose. Smells like breakfast preserves you might spread on toast. Plummy body in a huge way--nougaty, too, and sweet, delicious...but almost too sweet.