Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a creamy toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and darker fruits with accents of earth and peppery yeast.. on the sweet side, but it smelled really tasty! The flavor found vanilla, licorice, and dark fruit at the core with clove and fruity yeast laced throughout.. sweet, malty finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. sweet for the style.. very drinkable overall, and I’d have another. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle:   Deep amber, small to moderate sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Soft biscuit and caramel on the nose.   A little musty.   Biscuity with a touch of cough syrup right up front.   Has that immediate intense syrupy sweetness, but it goes away quickly.   Not as barnish or musty on the tongue.   Pretty simple, bready, some caramel, a bit nutty, biscuit, with a quick cough syrup flavor, all while being a touch thin.   Not as rich or heavy as I would have thought for a Dubbel.   Lacks dark pitted fruit.   Tiz okay, but seems a bit light.   Thanks Bob! nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 bottle. Nice ruby-brown, unfiltered body. Thin, glass rimming beige head. Really pleasant, pulls it off rather well. Pronounced yeast tones..raisin, plum...balanced and complemented by the chocolate malt, maybe candi sugar tones. At 7.5% it’s not overbearing, which really works well here. Drinkable, and while sweet and full bodied, remains balanced and refreshing. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Poured from bottle at Andy's pad. Brownish red pour. Grape, sour, fruity, skunky taste. Hate the style. It's ok joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark orange color with a shrinking orange head. The aroma is pleasant with rich dark fruit. Plums, raisins, figs along with some banana and sweet bubblegum from the yeast and some toast and cocoa. The flavor is sweet and full bodied with more raisins and plum with heavy bubblegum. The finish is a bit too sweet with more bubblegum and flabby maltiness. Mild spice and fruit. Decent beer, but not close to the classics of the style.
JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Umber color with a moderate sized taupe colored head. Aromas of dark caramel, dates and other darker fruits. Yeast and alcohol come out a bit as it sets. Sweet malty start. Light fruit in the middle and just a hint of bitterness late. Light spice mingles. A decent dubbel. 7/13
badgerben (5372) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Malty flavor, with light dry chocolate. CanIHave4Beers (4236) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.beastiefan2k (4179) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours very attractively with a deep reddish brown color and a very large tight tan-colored head.
The aroma is really very sweet, but also very pleasant. I get more fruitiness than anything, most specifically cherry and pear. As it sits it get’s a bit of creme brule, caramel, chocolate, and overripe banana.
The flavor is more classic "to style" than I generally expect for a US brewed version of a Dubbel. It is sweet and there is an alcohol twang to it... but there is a lot of balance happening here nuttiness, light bitterness, light leafy hoppiness, a touch of roast, some chocolate, some lightly burnt sugar... all the while nothing is overwhelming or out of place. As it warms tart cherries and pears are detected, all the while the bit of spiciness tends to calm the sweet character of the beer.
I’m terribly impressed here really, I have next to no expectation for any Dubbel, particularly one made outside of Belgium to be very good... and while I like Potosi, I don’t ever expect good Belgian styles form them... not sure why to be honest, and this certainly changes that for me.
12oz bottle poured into a Jolly Pumpkin & Maui Brewing Sobrehumano tulip. Pours a ruby brown with a small head that fades quickly. Too dark to see through the beer. Aroma is strong with uncontrolled Belgian yeast esters (sweet rotten pear) and some mild earthiness trying to take the edge off the crazy sweet candy esters. Flavor is a bit more doable with slightly subdued esters that come off more like very ripe pear mixed with estery caramel. Has a bit of a spritzy finish, again to take the edge off the beer. Bottom line: another American beer that doesn’t know what to do with a Belgian yeast, particularly for a dubbel. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, fruit and yeast. Taste of bubblegum, dark fruits, Belgian yeast and caramel. Not bad.