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Dominus Vobiscum Double - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Dominus Vobiscum DoubleDominus Vobiscum Double

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BA SCORE
88
very good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%


Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beersignal on 06-03-2006)
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best Buy April 13, 2014
Poured into tulip glass. A medium brown in color with plenty of reddish tint. Slight head, left a ring around the collar, light brown in color. Aroma was very fruity, a bit like a fig or plum, maybe a hint of grapes, small note of pepper. Taste was slighty malty, then shifted to a bit of sugary sweet with some fruit notes as well. Strange mouthfeel, no real coat, almost left the mouth dry. Not bad, but seemed drier than I would expect.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 23:15:27 | More by mountdew1
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Fader

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown, slight amber, average head, fades away with some lace left.

S - Deep rooted strong caramel, toffee like, not overly exciting.

T - Stays true to the nose, but enriches the flavors further, very nice toffee almost smoky.

M - Some carbonation, pretty smooth for such a rich beer.

O - Not my favourite style, but very good beer, the brewer does not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 02:48:44 | More by Fader
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/13/11.

Dark brown pour, toasted oat colored head that disappeared to a thin line. Ripe fig smell with some caramel, browned butter, raisin, black cherry soda. Wonderful carbonation - very clean tasting. The flavors have mellowed a bit, and everything is slightly muted, flavor wise: rum raisins, dark brown sugar, vanilla bean. There a bit of boozyness to the aftertaste, and just the right amount of sour, like overripe bananas. I'd gladly search this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 05:43:57 | More by kaufmaal
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One2Remeber

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dirty brown, deep dark amber hue. Real lively, bubbles shooting up. Moderate head, fizzy/fades quickly, dark off-white, light beige color.

S: Apple, figs, cider. Hint of booze. Brown sugar undertone. Extremely clean.

T: Light coco, toffee. Sugary sweet. Slightly meaty (umami) yeast flavors. Hint of black pepper spice on the back end, lingering with crisp flavors.

M: Smooth, balance of creamy (upfront) and dry (finish). Mild carbonation, not faint or overpowering.

O: Very clean interpretation. For dubbel drinkers this a must try. Well-put together, pronounced flavors, complex yet easy to drink. Water/yeast characteristics similar to a Unibroue product.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 18:45:25 | More by One2Remeber
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a slightly cloudy brownish amber, with a thick, brownish red head and really active carbonation. Takes a couple pours. Head is airy and scummy and maintains really well. Great retention big, gloppy lacing.

S:
Really sweet and yeast-heavy. Some malt with lots of fruity banana tones from the yeast. Also has a persistent "beery" smell due to the high ABV (I assume).

T:
Thick with a pervasive hop feel. Really strong caramel notes and the tiniest tinge of dry hoppy bitterness.

M:
Chewy and soft just like caramel (which is exactly what it tastes like). Pretty warm and boozy but not enough to elicit a shudder. Muddy hop flavors give way to rising malt tones and a long caramel-drench, yeast-tinged finish.

O:
Good beer. It is unified and neither overly nor underly complex. A lot going on but nothing to distract. A little sweet for my taste but the welcome balancing presence of the hops does wonders. Probably won't become a staple or anything but I could have a couple without getting burnt out on it. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 20:45:33 | More by TheDoctor
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this a few years ago and remember really enjoying it. Saw a few on clearance and bought the last three. So, I have been cellaring these for maybe a year and a half now. Cracked one open tonight.

Pours a really nice crimson brown, ruby edges and maybe a bit tan in the thinnest spots. Very thin bubbly head that dissipates quick with bubbles that hang around edges and a few in the center for most of the drinking experience. Really nice. Just what I would expect out of a dubbel (double, whatever). Pretty for a dubbel I should say.

The smell is really gentle. Very gentle... kind of floral sweet with red plum tones, maybe a bit of light honey... kind of a cola scent. Not mass production cola, but the herbal cola you can still get in health food stores... or Whole Food sometimes. Almost this sort of damp vegetation scent... pleasant though, like a field after a rain kind of sweet damp, veg.

I think a little time has done this some good. Went from really good to really great for me.

Heads with a gentle sweet earthiness and then plunges fast into almost a ginger bread, ginger christmas cookies sort of spiciness. Definitely a lot of warm spice. Really helps balance the booze, which my bottle says is 9%. I taste hints of fresh figs, and then comes a surprise. Dark cherry, the kind you get that if that sat for another day they would be rotten. Sweet, but not too sweet. Mellow, but flavorful. This comes with the next interesting thing. The herbal cola taste that the smell puts off. I've had several herbal colas (if you never have, try one, hunt one down). This is not a Coca-Cola or Pepsi... non of that. Very herbal, slightly floral, and the spiciness lingers a bit with it. Maybe hints of port? Vanilla? Settles out just the slightest bit bitter... and I mean SLIGHT. This beer would appeal to people who want very little hop bitters. The booze finds its way and warms up the end just a tad. A bit of the bitter is probably from the booze as well.

Through all this, it is very clean... surprisingly clean. It is just a bit sticky at the back of the mouth. The carbonation helps to lighten it up. It has a medium body. But the carbonation helps out a lot.

Overall, the smell was surprisingly quiet. But this was exceptionally balanced and, I felt, pushed to the limits. If this beer had more spice, if it had more malt, more sweetness, more carbonation, more of anything! It would have felt overdone. But this was great. This was really great. Kind of a dream dubbel for me. I've had dubbels from Belgium and Trappists that have nothing on this. A great interpretation to the style. I will be getting this again in the future without even a second thought.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 03:15:53 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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Beelzebeer

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, bottled on Nov 11/11, making it a little less than a year

A - Dark brown, approaching black. Dense thick head, with nice lacing. Looks delicious.

S - Dark bread, malt, raisin, some apricot, plum

T - Malt, brown sugar, a little leather. Carmalized sugars at the end.

M - Dense yet easy to roll. Goes down extemely well.

O - One of the niced dubbels I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:56:28 | More by Beelzebeer
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Seany for this.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, bottled 2012/01/12.

Appearance: A good half of the glass is filled with a light toffee colored heady that has a patchwork of tiny air bubbles and leaves lots of lacing. Dard brown with red wine tinges in the body.

Smell: Citrus mixed with brown sugar and also a candied sugar. Strong yeast presence gives it a nice aroma as does some spices.

Taste: Toffee at first with candy plums and fresh herbs. Good flavors but hard to pick out because the....

Mouthfeel: is very carbonated. I've had worse but it unnecessarily distracts. Better after about half an hour but damage is done.

Overall: This would rate much higher if it wasn't for the carbonation issues. Glad it's local so i can keep trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 11:27:53 | More by papat444
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endovelico

Portugal

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Creme, spongy head that soufflés out, leaving no lace. The brew is mahogany with reddish highlights and low perceived effervescence.

Aroma: Medium low in intensity. Chocolate-y, ashy with strong caramel notes.

Taste: Candy sugar, alcohol warmness, some higher alcohols, some raisins, some fig, spices.

Palate: Medium to medium full. Low to medium carbonation. Low bitterness. Kinda soapy and flat texture.

Overall: A decent Dubbel, but too conservative in my eyes. Severly low in depth, it's more protuberant quality is the alcohol play. The carbonation, ABV and residual sugar ratio proves effective and very enjoyable in allowing for a smooth buzz, that pervades without much notice.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 21:04:58 | More by endovelico
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice creamy tan head of one finger that lingers around forever, good to see such a solid retention and lacing on a non-Euro Trappist-style. Colour is really dark, a dark/blackish chestnut brown.

Aroma is very fragrant and picks up some of the spices used in the brew. Light and fresh esters overtop of a big body of boozy malt fruitiness. Intoxicating.

Taste is very rich, some dark fruitiness, caramel malts. Great complexity, spices are just present enough to give an interesting flavour kick without getting in the way of the beer. Finish is nice and full, with maltiness that lingers, beer warms all the way down.

Mouthfeel is really full. I find it quite well balanced, theres a slight bitterness, and the alcohol is quite well hidden, very warming.

Was quite impressed with this example, seems to stack up with some of the better examples of the style. The balance and complexity of this are solid and it makes a very drinkable and interesting beer. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 04:00:52 | More by mick303
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a semi opaque, somewhat muddy red-orange amber. Thick, aggressive head (foamed out of the bottle), leaving light lacing; lasts a long time. Sweet caramel malt and very spicy aroma. Taste is sweet malts, raisins, dark fruit, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, complex. Middle and finish are lighter versions of the start, almost seems a slight let down that there is not a burst of flavor at the end. Still a complex, but subtle flavoring. Quite different. I would like to try other ales from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 03:27:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, foamy, tan head that soon settles to a self-replenishing island and ring and no lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy amber copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is malt, fruit, spice. Flavor is like nose plus sweet up front, followed by carbonic tang, little bitterness. Body is full and round and has the right carbonation to cut the sweetness. Finish is like flavor, average length, and boozy.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 23:29:21 | More by drpimento
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csiewert

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - deep garnet color with a finger of head that retains well and laces well as well... So many wells

S - spices... Coriander, orange peel, banana eaters and dark fruit

T - starts with the spices... coriander and maybe some sweet orange peel. Then has a hint of dark fruits and candi sugars. Any malt characteristics are hidden to me.

M - slightly slightly cloyingly sweet... Not bad though... Carb could be a little higher.

O - a good beer to pick up and give a try, you might like it a lot

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 07:02:49 | More by csiewert
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it with some ruby hues shinning through . It has a nice beige head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of dark fruit (mostly raisins) with some spices, rich roasted malts, bubblegum, and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice dark fruit character to it with a light spiciness, sweet caramelly malts really come out with a nuttiness and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice and sweet overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 19:45:16 | More by SebD
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very dark brown; a great, tan head builds quickly on the poor and fades to a thin covering after a few minutes

Aroma: mild; sharpness and acidity like wine; some roasted malt; dark fruit like cassis

Taste & Mouthfeel: that's different! effervescent and sharp at first, fades to an almost creamy, mouth-filling bitterness that feels fruity; dates? raisins? cassis? medium body, carbonation; great length, flavour is glued to the tongue (a good thing); the sweetness is rich and deep

Overall: a very smooth, easy drinking double with a rich, complex, not-too-sweetness that would go great with dessert

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 16:57:47 | More by BGDrock
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, hazy amber with red highlights and a decent cappuccino-coloured head. Relatively low level of carbonation, but still a fizzy mouthfeel - not the best element of this beer.

Aroma is of Belgian yeast with a sweet, milky undertone. The additional spices are more prevalent in the taste, and complement it nicely. This Belgian yeast is well balanced with the caramelized malts, a sweet taste that leaves a surprisingly dry finish.

Not a beer style I personally choose very often, but I am glad to have tried this particular one.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 00:17:43 | More by hopsolutely
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from Marche Omni (3.99$)

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with a large size frothy and fizzy beige colored head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some decent lacing.

Smell - Malts, raisins, hay/straw

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste anise mixed with malts and some raisins. There are also notes of smoke and a bit of chocolate. It ends with a dark fruit slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Another quality beer from this brewer. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is very drinkable. It's got the perfect amount of sweetness that leaves it flavourful but not cloying. Not sure I'd pick it up again, but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 16:46:21 | More by spinrsx
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2011/11/09. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured medium brown and settled a very dark amber/ruby colour. One finger of light brown head formed with very good retention.

S - Brown sugar, raisins, burnt caramel, spice and some dark fruit notes in the background.

T - A huge rum soaked raisin flavour up front with brunt caramel, dark fruit and spices. A sweet sticky-candy finish. Although this is sweet, the ABV cuts through the sweetness perfectly.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 00:22:32 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chestnut brown with a full head, excellent retention and nice lacing.

The aroma is of dark fruit, bubblegum, yeast, and candy.

The taste is somewhat like the aroma with bubblegum and caramel sweetness as well. It's more or less what most dubbels aspire to. The balance in this is quite well done. Very rich without overwhelming sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin and medium-heavy. The finish is dry with slight stickiness.

Overall, once this warmed up a bit I was quite impressed with it. I think a smaller bottle size would be best, however as the dryness did add up a little, but aside from that, I think this is the dubbel I'd choose from this point on.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 04:54:49 | More by BBP
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

frothy two finger head quickly down to a nice collar, dark brown caramel - looks like coke - yeasty bits on top, fine patchy lacing

candied sugar, yeast, sweet rye bread, plums and grape

taste follows the nose with floral hops and anise

medium bodied with plenty of carbonationm dry, relatively smooth, nice bite

An excellent dubbel that is a must buy when it comes around

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:57:56 | More by Stocean1
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a 22oz snifter. My bottle says 9.0% ABV.

A - Some quick reaction time kept this Dominus Vobiscum from turning into a Dominus Volcano. Massive head of bubbly tan foam. Long, slow pour. The color is a deep ruby hue, really dark with lots of haze. Good head retention with some nice lacing for a while. Also, I won't lie, this might be my favorite label art I've ever seen. So that will influence my rating here a bit.

S - Dark fruits, blueberries, caramel malt, candi sugar and something sort of vegetal. Although I like it a lot, the vegetal quality sort of throws me off. Cola syrup, Belgian yeast, and some light spices. The aroma is really all dark fruits, with plums, figs, blueberries and... tomatoes...

T - Opens up with dark fruits and caramel malt, and finishes with lots of sweet dark fruits, yeast, licorice, and spices. Cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg linger in the aftertaste. I'm still getting some strong blueberry presence in the flavor, as well as a strong peppermint character in the finish. This dubbel definitely has a deep, dark and rich flavor profile. The vegetal character from the aroma translates slightly into the taste, but doesn't ruin the flavor for me. It's just so... tomato... No alcohol warmth or hop presence for the most part.

M - Medium body with some nice carbonation. Could be a bit smoother for sure, but it's still pretty good. A little disappointing, as I expected this to be another strong point of this ale, and while it's still done very well, it doesn't come together like I had hoped it would.

D - A great dubbel with a different tasting flavor. While this wasn't exactly what I expected, it's still a great beer. And as with any good tasting beer with a high ABV, the alcohol sneaks up quickly. I like it, but a 500ml bottle is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:31:58 | More by Converge
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Foddz

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep caramel brown that seems to glow darkly in the light. Creamy tan head that rises to about 1.5 fingers before receding slowly and leaving a thick, sticky film of foam down the sides. A thin cap (slightly more than a film) persists long after the pour.

S: Rich caramel malts and ripe fruit - pear, prunes, and raisins predominate with some lighter apple tones overlaid. Spice presents nicely, a little peppery and clove with perhaps a hint of nutmeg or cinnamon.

T: Apple and pear makes an even stronger impression on the palate. Caramel more subdued but remains potent enough to make an impression. Prunes and raisins in the background. The bitterness is appropriately mild and doesn't linger. Cloves are the predominant spice but some subtle anise and cinnamon add to the experience.

M: Smooth and rich, yet pleasantly light towards the end thanks to generous carbonation. Effervescent on the tongue. The sweet flavours leave the mouth a little sticky but there's a little dry character to it as well that encourages one to have more.

O: Very nice. Not the most complex or outstanding dubbel I've tried but overall a very solid entry. I'd happily drink another if I had one.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 03:20:16 | More by Foddz
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Browninsh ruby colour, one finger of off white/tan head, good lacing left on the glass. Smell is of dark sugars and dark fruits, raisin, figs, black liquorice, mild yeasty presence, slight alc. Taste is of dark fruit with sopme candy notes, brown sugar, raisin, jammy dark fruit in the finish with some herbal notes, black liquorice is pretty present throughout. Medium carbonation, soft feel, delicate and creamy, med-full body. Not bad but this failed to "wow" me like some of the other stuff from these guys, quite drinkable but a little put off by the herbal flavours after a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 14:14:14 | More by peensteen
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L ~ pours a very dark mahogany in color, almost black (a little dark for style). The head is quite nice: cream colored, quite large off a hard pour, mousy with some larger bubbles, and falling fairly slowly with some nice lacing. Clarity is quite nice, though a bit syrupy and deeply red when held to the light.

S ~ not very strong. Malt comes out first and is spot-on for style. with some deep richness and the aroma of dark fruits (prunes and raisins). There's also a good helping of spice, but not really the usual cloves and pepper profile of a dubbel; there's a bit more vanilla and star anise (black licorice) in there as well. This plays fairly well with the dark malt notes.

T ~ fairly similar to the nose. A lot of complex malt, with the dark malts coming up first (much less syrupy sweet that with a Belgian Strong Dark, as I'd expect from a Dubbel). This has the a similar fruitiness. The spiciness seems to lean a bit more to the star anise, especially on the long finish. Not a huge fan of this flavor, and it gives a bit of an unpleasant finish and seems to make it feel a little less dry than it would otherwise be. No real alcoholic flavors.

F ~ full bodied and higher carbonation gives a fluffy feel which works really well with the dark, but not cloying, malts and the spices. A bit of alcoholic warmth, which plays up the anise a bit.

Fairly good for a dubble, I found the malt profile a touch darker than my favorites of the style. Also, I found that the star anise flavor was a bit unwelcome for me, but that's a personal preference. All-in-all, complex and interesting. Solid Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 17:57:45 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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Soozy

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on April 13, 2011. This bottle is 8% abv, and not 9%. Not sure if/when they made the change.

Poured into a large DFH snifter. Very dark brown but with a nice red hue when it's held up to the light. Smell is largely acetaldehyde. I'm picking up on a lot of green apple, some alcohol and a hint of raisins. Overwhelming green apple though.

It tastes good. Better than I expected from the smell of it. Dark fruits at first, a hint of leather, and finishes with a touch of vanilla. Alcohol burn is present at the very end, especially as it warms up. A bit too much for my liking, but goes with the style I guess. Bitterness is pretty good. At first I was kind of skeptical that the bottle says it's only 10 IBUs, but it works well.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and a little bit too rich.

Overall, a solid beer and fair representation of the style. Wish I had one to age for 18 months or so. I'd be interested to see how this ages.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 02:39:46 | More by Soozy
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Dominus Vobiscum Double from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
88 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.