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Waterloo Double 8 Dark - Brasserie Du Bocq

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BA SCORE
87
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 06-19-2007)
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Photo of SGToliver
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

SGToliver, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of ThaCreep
2.83/5  rDev -27.4%

Brownish color. Yeasty nose like the Belgian beers, dark fruit in the nose style prunes and brown sugar.

The entrance in the mouth is good, well spiced with a little aftertaste of alcohol as a bit in a rose wine a tad too dry.

Too bad that feeling, just moved to take the place of the spices that evaporate completely in the finish.

ThaCreep, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of mdagnew
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a deep burgundy red colour with some brown hints... massive light tan head pours thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good frothy coating... loads of carbonation rushes to the surface... light sticky lacing...

Aroma - Sweet toasted bready and caramel malts, dark candy sugar, lots of yeastiness, overripe dark fruits (plums, some banana, raisins, dates), some light sour vinegar notes, leathery traces, some pepperiness...

Taste - Lots of toasted biscuity and bready malts, brown sugar and treacle sweetness, very metallic, quite earthy and musty, again some dark overripe fruits (raisins, dates and prunes), alcohol just noticeable, some vegetal hints, light sourness, salty traces...

Feel - Sharp initially then becomes smoother... medium / full bodied... fairly drinkable for 8.5% but a bit sweet and sickly...

Overall - An average and pretty standard example of a Belgian Dubbel...

mdagnew, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of Poupae
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Poupae, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Everydayoff
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured 330ml bottle into a chalice with best before end on back label.

A:
The pour generated dark ruddy brown texture with average tan head. The carbonation seems to be high with some lacing patches left after dissipation.

S:
Quite complex and various smell of caramel, honey, fruity reminiscent of plums and raisins together with bready/biscuity malt.

T:
The taste is similar to other BSDA but with more sweet component overwhelming. That dominates by sickly sweetness from molasses, treacle, raisins and plums. Malt and hop are mute and mild.

M:
The body is rich and full, smooth with some chewy mouthfeel.

O:
Good brew but a bit to sweet for me should be better to pair with some foods than drinking it alone.

Everydayoff, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of knot
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

knot, Aug 24, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -9%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours dark copper with a stupidly huge, growing tan head.
Rich spicy aroma with lots of golden syrup and brown sugar. Incredibly sweet. Noticeable cloves and cinnamon play a large part too.
Similarly sweet flavours, the golden syrup and brown sugar really dominate. Some hot alcohol follows through making for quite a cloying beer.
Too much carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of jdhilt
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Explodes with a five+ fingered light tan head fades quickly to a ring that leaves some lace. Nice mahogany color. Malty smoky nose. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor is smoky caramel, some sweetness and hints of the higher ABV, clean finish. €6.00 ($8.22) 750ml bottle from souvenir shop Waterloo, Belgium. Best by Jun 6, 2008. Marketed by Belgian-Beer-Tradition Breweries Brussels, Belgium.

jdhilt, Jun 19, 2007
Photo of jonb5
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%

330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, opaque, one fat
finger head, very good retention and lacing. S: Raspberry, malt, molasses. T: Brown
sugar, malt raspberry, molasses, hints of yeast and cork,booze well hidden. M:
Smooth and crisp. Light body for the high abv, moderate carbonation. O: Fairly
typical dark beer from the Du Boca line up, for some reason there seemed to be
less going on than with lower strength beers from the same brewery, by no means
a bad beer but unexciting.

jonb5, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

A fine good drinking dark ale, not very complex. Bold yeasty aroma,with mollasses and liqourice. Medium mouthfeel, yielding flavours of carmel and cola. Alcohol is well hidden. Dark brown body with generous one-half inch of retained head, and leaving lace down the glass.

Sammy, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of khmel
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%

A: Brown maple color, hazey, more opaque than not. Ruby hints around the edges. Craggy dense head at 2 fingers with GREAT retention and lots of lacing. Beautiful little carbonation trails rising slowly throughout the session.

S: Dark bread, raisins, sweet malt.

T: Sweet malt, dark bread, fruity, yeast in the finish.

M: Smooth, medium body, not over carbonated, dry finish but balanced.

O: Quite an enjoyable duppel!

khmel, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Cookeeman, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Ciocanelu, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

parintele, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jmtpi, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BornScream, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bandi, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Sturmthis, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

On-tap at De Bekeerde Suster, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits with hints of sweetness and faint amounts of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable dubbel that seems to have just enough sweetness. The alcohol is very well hidden.

metter98, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Comes in a nice little stubby-esque bottle, commemorating the Battle of Waterloo...

This beer pours a hazy dark ruddy brown, with an abundance of creamy, foamy light beige head, which settles quickly enough, leaving a ring of like foam lace around the glass. It smells lightly of spicy, fruity, and boozy caramel malt. The taste is sweet, dark fruity malt, some biscuity edginess, a bit of sourness, and a vinous bitterness, more tannic than hoppy. The carbonation is quite fine, after blowing its load at the outset. An almost full, but still smooth, soft, and silky body gives way to a more hoppy, balanced finish.

The big ABV is noticeable, but essentially fairly even and well integrated, making this a very enjoyable sipper for a pressure-dropping summer squall.

biboergosum, Jun 25, 2010
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%

This beer is dark brow with a red hue. The head and lace are both frothy and an almost tan off white. The aroma is roasted malt with raisins and prunes. It has a spicy end but is mainly dried fruit like in flavor. The mouth feel is on the heavier end of medium. Overall not that bad.

MTNboy, Aug 05, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Beer bottle (33 cl.), purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : deep red color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt aroma.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet caramel and roasted malt flavors, with alcohol presence.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian dark ale.

thierrynantes, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of AgentMunky
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a squat 33cL bottle into a Rochefort goblet.

A: Red-dark opaque brown. Thick, creamy head is tannish with great retention. Nice lacing.

S: Light, but nice. Dark malts and sugars are the dominant smell.

T: Yum. Tastes like I thought it would -- dark and sweet with a mild spiciness -- but less full-bodied and complex than I'd hoped. Not very heavy, pretty straightforward, and malty. Possible fruity hints around the edges. The aftertaste is smooth and suggests hops without actually going there.

M: Good. A little sticky-sweet, but light enough and with just the right amount of carbonation to avoid this being a problem.

D: Too sweet and boring for me to drink much more than one. If I were going for a dubbel, I'd get something with more pizazz, but still...it's good. Probably more so than I've given it credit for.

AgentMunky, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of anakar
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

App - due to me talking while pouring I got this one out of the bottle to a glass in a 70% froth/30% beer ratio. But after the head went down (which was quite quick) it looked very dark bronze color but clear, no cloudyness

Smell - like any other duppel bock, this smelled of caramel and toffee and alcohol... nothing else to it

Taste - This was a real heavy beer. Strong notes of caramel and toffee, and again, lots of alcohol in the taste - and I've had a few stronger beers, this one is heavy.

Mouth - Nice and smooth, a little carby, but the major thing is that feeling of heavyness and fullness you feel after having it.

anakar, Jun 04, 2011
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Waterloo Double 8 Dark from Brasserie Du Bocq
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.