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Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-18-2011)
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Reviews by tavernjef:
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark roasty chestnut brown to settle an ever so close to black browned hue that in most light you barely can catch that it has a super deep mahogany glow within its body. A medium foamyness of dark beige crowns the top very nicely. Very minimal lace spawns across the glass in a few tiny dots, specks, and globs.

Lovely aroma of softly alluring bakers chocolate and cocoa powder with a soft twist of root beer, fruit cake, vanilla sweetness, sarsaparilla, graham cracker, molasses, and a whisper of wintergreen.

Flavors are wonderfully molded into a smooth delightful tone of Dubble style Belgian candied, fruityish tang and soft cocoa sweetness. It's a bit hard to pin down any one overall taste, per se, but it has flashes of dates and raisin, a pinch of cherry, flashes of vanilla and molasses, and a light coating of cocoa dusting around the edge that is a complexly welcome finishing portion of it's character.

Body is smooth and lightly tangy with a bold medium girthy tone that's very thirst quenching and easy to drink.

Chocolate Abbey is worth every cent spent and every drop out the bottle. Another gem in the Unplugged/Thumbprint series from New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 23:42:15 | More by tavernjef
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Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.