Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by kzoobrew:
3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to Carleton for the bottle. Cheers buddy!
Review input from notes.
Deep chestnut colored body. Nearly opaque until held to the light. Cleat body, no sediment or haze noted. Frothy two and a half finger sand colored head. Retention is impressive, the head recedes slowly leaving spotty but thick lacing coating the glass.
The aroma is rather sweet. Layers of chocolate and caramelly malts ooze from the glass. Hints of molasses and dark fruits linger just behind. Abbey Ale yeast is very complimentary, along with the dark fruits slight banana and bubblegum scents can be picked up.
The flavor is composed of a bit less chocolate and a bit more abbey than the nose would have indicated. Soft cocoa flavor leads into warm caramel malts, dark fruits and pleasant esters. The transition between flavors seems smooth and natural, very interesting take on the style.
Medium bodied Dubbel with lively carbonation. A very soft feel is lifted more by the higher carbonation levels, perhaps a little more than I would hope for. Moderate finish, not nearly as long as I had imagined going in.
An enjoyable beer though not one that falls into my wheelhouse. Well crafted beer, flavors are layered in a way that they are allowed to compliment each other. Easy beer to drink though I do not think I would want more than one in a sitting.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 16:40:48 | More by kzoobrew
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured out a brown, cocoa colored liquid. 1/4" tan head, spotty lacing around the glass as the liquid was consumed.
A chocolate aroma first and foremost. Actually that was all there was, which is fine.
Taste, mmm, more chocolate and cocao. For a dubbel, I like far more than the average one. Dry, like cocao powder was used moreso than sweet chocolate. Not sugary. Smooth experience. Dark fruit aspect is minimal, yet not overwhelmed by the cocoa. The minimal yeast contribution is very mild, nothing in terms of clove or banana are on it, which is a good thing. It has a very mild chocolate bubble gum contribution. Mild toasted grains.
I'd consider myself a fan, and would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 18:58:06 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.