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Waterloo Double 8 Dark - Brasserie Du Bocq

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BA SCORE
87
very good

31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 69
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jdhilt on 06-19-2007

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 69
Photo of WHROO
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into my St.Idesbald Stemmed bewty...looked dark, hearty, yeasty, with soft carbonation & a little foamy head that melted away after a few minutes.

S: love the smell of the Belgian strong darks & this was no exception...dark fruits, sweet, malty...very fruitcake-ish.

T: Malty, sweet, dark - very full & rounded, could easily detect the high ABV...finishes with a definate clean dryness.

M: Full, smooth, clean & dry...

D: One of those high ABV's that aren't too alcohol strong, yet strong enough to thoroughly enjoy just one...was very content after the one, but would not have said no to another.

VERY ENJOYABLE (627 characters)

Photo of canucklehead
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very solid double with all the deep fruity notes hidden behind a malty mouthfeel. Not the most complex example of the style but really no faults either. I liked the smooth finish and enjoyed the yeasty nose on the beer as it warmed up. Strange how there is only 7 reviews for this beer and most from the UK ( It only recently showed up in BC) (342 characters)

Photo of wl0307
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 15/10/09, served chilled in Westmalle's broad-rimmed goblet.

A: dark reddish gloss over a light brown base, topped with a beige frothy head with superb retention, while the carbonation remains semi-lively and not OTT.
S: a rich estery note mixed of aromatic Chinese red-bean paste, black sugar, date jam, dark chocolates, lightly sour-citrus and a sour-sweet note of lactose-drink comes with a faint hoppy touch. Very pleasant and integrated.
T: an effervescent mouthful of sour-sweet and spicy taste of dark maltiness, citric hops, and lactose-drink-like sour yeastiness precedes a chewy, spicy, and estery aftertaste reminiscent (again) of Chinese red-bean paste, figs, red date jam, with a touch of menthol or similar leafy herbs lagging behind. A mildly warming flow of alc. quietly creeps down the palate by stealth, where more chewy+dry-ish black tea-leafy tannins and toasted maltiness also linger.
M&D: marvellous on the mouthfeel, soothing and full of microscopic fizz, this medium-bodied but considerably deep dark ale is solid, reasonably complex, and retains an integrated flavour profile as well as aroma. A fantastic and well-balanced brew. (1,158 characters)

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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It poured a dark tan body with a caramel tinted one finger head. The head fell slowly leaving a clear layer of foam over the surface of the beer. There was thin but even lacing.

S: It smell of deep sweet roasted malts with a big dollop of brown sugar, as well as some ripe white fruit aromas.

T: It hit the tongue with a mountain of sweet malts and sticky candy. There were dark ripe fruits and a bit of tang from muted hops.

M It was medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation and smooth, rich and complex presnece on the tongue. It finished warm and clean.

D: It was a very enjoyable BSDA with the richness and complexity expected from Belgium Brewers. It might be a bit heavy and have too high and ABV to support a long session but it is a great brew for a night at home in front of a dire. (809 characters)

Photo of checkfeet
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Waterloo

Poured out of stubby bottle, purchased in Thailand.

Appearance: Bay color - a warm chocolatey brown. Full of tiny bubbles come up the side to create a thin, even head that slowly dissipates into a patchy lacing.

Nose: Like eating whole wheat cherry pancakes with maple syrup on top. Throw in some nutmeg, perhaps apples and plums. Alcohol esters and pepper as well.

Taste: crisp, lighter fruit compared to the nose, more like apples or tropical fruit to start. Gets a heavier taste, like syrup on walnut brown bread, in the middle. Then sits on the back of the tongue for ages, leaving a pleasant, bitter, fruity chewiness in the mouth. The tight carbonation helps give it a perfect mouthfeel with a great combination of lightness and complexity.

A very tasty treat. (780 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (407 characters)

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Waterloo Double 8 Dark from Brasserie Du Bocq
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.