SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3: poured a thick dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and fruit. Taste is a weird mix of dark fruit and sharp chocolate. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from RBSG. Pours brown with some tan head. Weak aroma, nothing really going on with this. Some chocolate. JStax (6509) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Poured from a 13 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown with no had. Aroma is creamy and sweet. Tastes sweet bad nutty. All around, this is a pretty nice beer. Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Brown pour with a nice light tan head. Not much going on in the nose, maybe just a touch of roasted malt. Spiciness from the Belgian yeast gives way to strong chocolate flavors. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Thanks, Adam! Nice and thick dark brown pour, creamy even. Nutty and understated malts in the nose, along with milk chocolate. Interesting flavors, as the dubbel characteristics are a bit off of the conventional, which suits the chocolate profile well. Nice, as expected from NG.
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
23rd June 2012Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Opaque dark brown beer. Very pale tan head, tidy. Light palate, crispy and fairly dry. Smooth chocolate powder. Mild fruits and bubblegum underneath. Dry dark chocolate malt and mild minerals in the finish. Joins up quite well.
Pours a darker brown color with a fluffy off white head. Scents I’m picking out the most is a banana yeast and malt scent. Taste is full of exploding flavors. It has a heavy taste of yeasty bread, dark chocolate, a dry hop finish. Definitely a dark, heavy beer that not everyone will like, but something I think all true BA’s will want to sample. MaltOne (371) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a near opaque chocolate amber. Big pillowy light tan head - subsides gradually to a thinner lace cap. Big aroma of chocolate banana. Flavors of moderately middle dark chocolate and banana with faint hint of cloves. The moderate effervescents pushes the flavors throughout the palate. Medium body. The almost imperceptible hops eliminates the potential for over sweetness - a balanced finish. I much prefer this to the Sam Adams Chocolate Bock, which was a bit too sweet. This is a beer that needs the right context to excel, not a session beer (unless you’re a chocoholic) - after dinner with fresh oranges... But for a foodie, this is a great asset. Nicely crafted. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
In short: A chocolaty beer with an irritating intense spiciness. Bad recipe.kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
How: Bottle 12oz¸ approximately 6 months of age or so, bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Clear burgundy body topped by large dark beige head quickly dissipating to a small layer of foam
In long: Nose is chocolaty (not surprise here) but also has a strong unsuspected spiciness (nutmeg and some cinnamon), phenols as well as minty notes. Very strange, didn’t feel like I was smelling a beer, more like some kind of digestive chocolaty candy. Taste is cocoa powder, way too much powdery spices, gingerbread man, salt, old cookies crumbs, mint leafs. Very aggressive sode-pop style carbonation. Rough mouthfeel. This truly was an atrocious creation, I couldn’t finish my 12oz bottle. I hated this Chocolate Abbey almost as much as the person who invented the fire alarm hated deaf people.
Name: Chocolate Abbey
Date: October 12, 2012
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, fruity esters, caramel sweetness
Overall: sweet chocolate flavor, rich and fruity, light earthyness, touch of vanilla adds sweetness to the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4