Waterloo Double 8 Dark | Brasserie Du Bocq

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Waterloo Double 8 DarkWaterloo Double 8 Dark

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jdhilt on 06-19-2007

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Photo of janubio
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Red-amber colour, with a big off white head that leaves crown and lace. Smell of dark fruits, I swear I smell something like blue cheese?, caramel, hints of chocolate, red berries. Full body, carbonatios is very good too. Sticky palate. Taste of red berries, chocolate, caramelm some brandy feel. Really good.

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Photo of Brim
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Sinthoras
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lmaduells
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of edgarius7777
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BornScream
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of knot
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of khmel
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DOCRW
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of boddhitree
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance = dark brown, amber
Aroma - licorice, brown sugar, biscuit and toast, dark Belgian sugar and a little alcohol.
Flavor -
In the front, a nice alcohol flavour but not "bite," some decent amount bitterness.
In the middle, more alcohol but brown sugar and dark candy sugar. Malt is also present like biscuit and/or abbey. It's got lots of sweet flavors here. Yum!
In the back, some sourness, less sweet, and some Pils malt flavour.
Aftertaste, slight tartness, actually almost a coriander taste, but not quite... and of course sweet malts and wonderful dark sugars.
Overall, a wonderful mix of dark candy sugars, some bitterness up front and a nice balance with tartness/spiciness in the back. Very good beer. You taste the alcohol a little but it doesn't burn at all and it drinks very smoothly and stays thick in the mouth.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jonb5
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of svanet01
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brabantse Aap in Amsterdam.

Served in a porcelain chalice - dark, malty flavor, characteristic of a trappist dubbel, but with a little more punch. Not much carbonation, a rather smooth finish. Overall, a nice representation of a dark, Belgian-style strong ale.

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Photo of Sturmthis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MTNboy
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Waterloo Double 8 Dark from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 83 ratings