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Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

248 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 24
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 248 | Reviews: 110
Photo of johnkale
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A - dark dark brown with a nice two fingers of head that lingers for a while at about a quarter inch, moderate lacing

S - tootsie roll, as mentioned in numerous other reviews. bakers chocolate/cocoa, spicy phenols (clove, cinnamon, cardomom), brown bread, just a touch of char

T - follows the nose fairly closely but with a lot more going on. earthy and roasty, with some banana but fairly dry and bitter on the finish. There are some raisin and port notes in there as well. I get just a touch of alcohol warmth out of it. chocolate notes are not nearly as dominant as in the nose (nor as pronounced as I recall them being when fresh).

M - pretty lively carbonation, tingly on the tip of the tongue, medium body

O - I like this a lot. The nose is somewhat offputting, the phenols and the chocolate don't immediately lend themselves to each other, but once it hits the tongue things come together nicely. I like that the chocolate subsided a bit with age and the classic dubbel characteristics became more noticeable in the taste. Wish this wasn't my last bottle but my curiosity got the better of me tonight

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.25.12.

A - Pours a dark brown with a one inch, fizzy tan head that fades fast.

S - Sweet raisins, chocolate, that's it.

T - Chocolate covered raisins - Bam!

D - Good carbonation with a medium body and a chocolate finish.

O - Very unique and delicious. I enjoyed it.

Photo of bdub32689
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of AleApostle
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of assman79
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of elcrawl
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bman_85
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dtvanriper
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SCZ
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish dark brown with a half finger of creamy off white head. The head leaves a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Slightly sweet with some chocolate and dark fruit notes. The sweetness isn't overwhelming, it compliments the other ingredients well.

Taste: This one reminds me of a straight up tootsie roll. I'm definitely getting some vanilla and chocolate notes. Also some dark fruit with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation for the style. The finish has a slight dryness to it.

Overall: I think the chocolate along with the traditional dubbel flavors were nice, and quite interesting. NOt sure I need more, but I'm glad I had this one.

Photo of FullObs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of brystmar
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate in an Abbey Ale? Sounds interesting.

Translucent, dark brown body; tan head, minimal lace. Aroma is very sweet with Belgian candi sugar, caramel, and sweet malts. Taste follows suit: overly sweet as the flavor profile is dominated by milk chocolate and caramel. Apple juice and malts underneath.

A one-trick pony that lacks balance, though I kinda like it. One glass of this is plenty, though.

Photo of drewson111
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of DonDeDieulicious
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DIPADude01
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of kbuzz
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bradner
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of parris
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of mykd
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of pschul4
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of rodkin
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel brown, with some visible carbonation and about a 1.5 finger head that dissipates almost immediately. Looks pretty much exactly like a coke. It's kind of weird.

Oh, dang. That smell is really nice. Really, really chocolatey. Kind of reminds me of hershey's syrup, only less fake smelling. It loses points because it's not very complex, but the chocolate is just incredibly nice.

Taste isn't as nice, but it's definitely not bad. There's the chocolate which is nice, and a little bit of hop bitterness. There's a tiny hint of sourness in there that's pretty unpleasant. Maybe it was lightly infected? The effect is very mild, and doesn't ruin it, but it's not nice. Actually, as it warms, that flavor seems to go away. Originally gave taste a 3.5, but bumping it to a 4.

Mouthfeel is fine, well carbonated, but a little thin.

Overall a very drinkable, pretty tasty brew. Not the best I've had, but easy drinking and great with food.

Photo of soccerfancooch
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey from New Glarus Brewing Company
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