Belgian-Style Dubbel - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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3.84/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours lightly hazy, dark brown-amber from a 22 oz bottle., Had a huge, medium density, tan head on top that settled fairly quickly.
Smell: Bready with dark fruits and subtle chocolate. [Served too cold, probably impairing the aroma and flavor.]
Taste: WAY more like a Belgian quad than expected, with a alcohol presence that seemed more like 9%. Also seemed more like a barrel-aged beer than one would expect. The apparent booziness is not unwelcome, and seems to add complexity, if perhaps overwhelming some more subtle flavors.
Mouthfeel: Medium+ body with medium-high carbonation; harsh for style.
Overall: A pretty good, but not great, example of the dubbel style; Compared to a true Belgina dubbel, this one has a more intense flavor (more like a quad) and, perhaps, is slightly less aromatic.
04-28-2013 20:46:52 | More by chinchill
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
Brought the bottle back from Oklahoma city a year ago...poured in a chalice....lost an ounce on the floor as this is a gusher! Minimal head quickly disappeared. Aroma of raisins, figs, dark malt, caramel. Moderate carbonation, full moutfeel, overall quite tasty. Notes of raisins, caramel, dark malts, galangal root, and a subtle alcohol warmth. As it warms up more melon rind notes appear...small sediment floaties at the end. Nice complexity and flavors.
01-07-2013 01:43:32 | More by DenverLogan
Belgian-Style Dubbel from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.