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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This decadent Chocolate Abbey Ale is a lovely trifle for your senses. Brewed with a proprietary Belgian yeast and English Maris Otter Malt it is smooth and rich. Inspired by a recent tour of Europe and brewed with chocolate we enjoyed there. Subtle Segal Ranch hops promote the rich dark chocolate flavors of this rather strong Dubbel. Best served at 48 °F. An elegant excuse to linger after dinner. -Your Friends at New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.8
Atom (2572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12oz bottle pours a dark cola brown with ruby highlights and a medium khaki head. Aroma of cocoa powder, tootsie rolls, berries, and slight bubble gum. Taste of chocolate and berries with a punch of Belgian yeast in the middle and finishing a little bitter with a slight roast. I’m not a huge fan of Belgian yeast put it goes very nicely with the chocolate here.

3.3
oakbluff (455) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Ruby red with good clarity and foamy head. Nose powdered chocolate and berries. Taste- more candies berries, some roast, touch boozy and drying. Lively carbonation. Odd beer

3.1
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. A: Pours a seemingly darkish brown color, but is a very dark ruby when held up to the light. Very light tan head forms on the pour and dissipates rather quickly. S: Bubblegum yeast and some chocolate with a little hint of sweet vanilla. Very surprising. T: More of the bubblegum yeast with some toffee malts. When it warms up it has a sweet chocolate middle and a tootsie roll finish. A little too sweet for my liking. M: Medium bodied a prickly carbonation with a very sweet finish on the palate. O: I really missed the dark fruit flavors and the bubblegum yeast sort of threw me for a loop. Not my favorite and didn’t really mesh that well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-03-2011

3.6
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Cola colored beer out of the bottle with very little of a head that fully dissipated. Big warm chocolaty nose. This is a rich, bitter chocolate flavored beer, with some toast, yeast, faint spice, and a faint hop note. Nice, chocolate beer.

4.2
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at Uncle Mikes. The tender said they aged it 8 months to smooth it out. Pours very black with a chocolate milk head. Spotty lacing. Aroma has chocolate liquour and sweet caramels. If liquid chocolate were gold! Taste is of chocolate pudding and belgian yeasts. Very light compared to the power of the aroma. Finishes short and sweet-ish. Clean and crisp and chocolatey. A dubbel traditionalist would hate it, but I would have again and again - excellent take off of a style.

3
mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from FullObs (thanks Brett), pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma is full of chocolate, Belgian yeast, some cinnamon, and dry powdered cocoa. Flavour of chocolate / cocoa powder, cinnamon and brown sugar. Very thin body, kind of watery, with flavours that become muted on the finish. Decent, but watery and weak.

3.1
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle from Discount Liquors. Pours a deep and brooding brown with a quickly faltering head into a Westvleteren chalice. Nose is hershey’s syrup, dark fruity, faint cherry and a clove phenol note. Peppery. Taste is light cocoa, cloves and a hot alcohol note. Quite dry overall. The phenols are too much and kick the cocoa around. Also, the cocoa has a milk chocolate quality to it which lends a bizarre sweetness. Worth trying but not really my bag.

3.6
Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle-big thanks to ibrew2or3 for this one! Pours deep brown chestnut hue with a nice fizzy tan head that lasted quite a while. very effervescent carbonation. nose is huge chocolate, lite nuts, lite amber grains, but chocolate mostly dominates the nose. didnt think i would like this but i do like the nose. flavors are big chocolate as well with hints of alcohol, toasted malt brains (belgian), however, for a 7% beer, it has alot of alcohol flavor, its main problem. somewhat estringent on the finish mostly from the alcohol. decent yet not great NG. Still very glad i got to try it.

3.1
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Smell is mellow chocolate. Tastes like Tootsie rolls. Kind of thin.

4.1
adrian910ss (2595) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 14, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a deep maple coppery color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of baking chocolate, orange peel, chocolate flavored Now n Later candy, and bubble gum powder. Taste of powdery chocolate, cocoa, orange peel, hops, malt and bubble gum. Very good.


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