Hoodoo - Boom Island Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
Deep, dark mahogany tone. Good clarity. Slight beige head leaves some sparse, spotty lace. Aroma is cherry, chocolate covered raisin and fig. Even some plum too. Nice nose. Flavor follows suit. Quite nice. Chocolate covered cherries and bread pudding. Banana esters and cakey yeastiness. Dates and almond. A virtual bonanza of flavor. Mouthfeel is even keeled...smooth and lightly carbonated Drinkable is an understatement. One of the better dubbels I've ever had. It's not one of my favorite styles, but this is at the top.
07-16-2013 04:32:42 | More by Bighuge
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from corked 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. No dating visible.
Appearance: Pours a very dark and cloudy brown with a little ruby red at the bottom of the glass. Lots of bubbles and a huge off white head that takes up the whole tulip and slowly fades into a thin layer. Lacing is fairly light.
Smell: A nice aroma of yeast and dark fruits. Belgian yeast with some cloves. Hints of banana and dark fruits including grapes, prunes, raisins, and fig. Also a little caramel. Its what you would expect from a good Dubbel.
Taste: Nice spicy bite from the Belgian yeast and cloves. Also a little cinnamon spice. Some sweet caramel malt and banana. Big dark fruit presence with notes of raisins, prunes, grapes, and fig. The spices are very good. Pretty solid taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the heavier side. Feels spicy and prickly. Finishes pretty dry. Alcohol is hidden well.
Overall: A pretty good take on a Belgian Dubbel from this new brewery. Good combination of spices and sweetness.
05-23-2012 01:27:30 | More by MattyG85
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Picked up a bottle at Princeton's Liquors. Heck of a dubbel. It's a complex beer that isn't too rich or thick, but still covers a lot of ground. There's a roasted edge with a touch of cocoa; a peppery, bitter finish; smooth, gentle fruit (cherry and apple); and a subtle caramel malt taste. The beer finishes dry and could be sipped after dinner, or paired with a hearty meal. Find this beer.
12-25-2012 04:23:03 | More by tempest
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours out an a dark brown color into a pint with half a finger of off white head that fades reasonably quickly with slight lacing.
Smell is big fruity esters. Mostly plum and fig smells are dominant, but smooth with no real fusel alcohol in the nose.
Taste is where this beer shines. Nice caramel sweetness blends to a prominent but smooth dark fruit flavor. Flavor is mildly dry and refreshing but remarkably integrated.
Moutfeel is moderate to light with moderate to high carbonation. Would prefer a tiny bit more body.
Overall a really nice offering and one of the best made dubbels I have had. On par with or better than Ommegang's Abbey which I consider the standard in American made dubbels.
02-01-2012 06:07:10 | More by pdoran10
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a clear tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy deep brown with ruby hues and a nice tan foamy head. Foam faded fast but lest a little sticky lacing and a nice little foam cap that lasted throughout.
Smell: Sweet, malty and yeasty with a little clove spice and dark fruits.
Taste: Sweet and malty with a good fruity yeast flavor of spices, caramel and banana. A bit of alcohol in the mix as well, but not overwhelming.
Mouth Feel: Creamy and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes sweet and a little sticky.
Overall: A great interpretation of the Belgian Dubbel style. All the right flavors and elements of a good Dubbel are here...sweet and fruity with good yeast and malt flavors and a nice ABV for a good warming brew. Love it!
05-23-2014 19:50:11 | More by ChopperSmith
Hoodoo from Boom Island Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.