fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber color with a big creamy mostly lasting head. Rich hoppy aroma with notes of malts and caramel.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RB rating 400. 33 cL bottle. Pours orange brown with a good off-white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, slight citric and fruity. Flavour is sweet and spicy. Soft malt flavour mixes with the alcohol giving a strong and fullbodied flavour and finish.
Ungstrup (28229) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep red beer with a fantastic head. The aroma is sweet and fruity - a very complex aroma. The flavor is very fruity and very complex with a good sweetness and plum-notes. Only slightly bitter. A really good tasting beer. The beer also helps a great sauce.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 33 cl) In this original version simply called "Abbaye des Rocs" - all other versions are newer inventions. Very dark brown with a frothy and very lively beige head. Flavourwise we’re talking Trappist-territory here. Fantastic complex malty notes full of dried fruits, caramel, chocolate, used diapers, candi sugar - well, you name it. This beer has got pretty much everything, and by each sip you discover a new senasation. Extremely complex with a nice, warming alcohol. A classic indeed. 301297
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber colour, huge foamy head. Aroma is complex, plum, alcohol and lots more. The flavour was not too good compared with aroma, very sweet and smoked hay. The flavour didn’t impress me, though it got a quite good rating it’s mainly because the aroma was lovely!
joergen (19342) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange brown coloured with floaties and a solid off white head.
Aroma of spices and dried fruits with light acidc notes.
Sweet flavour wth lots of dried fruits and notes of fruits, spices and yeast. Hoppy finish.
Nice and very balanced.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burgundy. Dry, butterscotchy, malty, bitter, complex. An outstanding beer.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Sweet malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with hints f dark fruit. Sweet malty warming finish.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really great Belgium Bruin. Brown with a bid of a red Hew. I´ve tasted a 2002 edition this Christmas(2005) and it had developed its sweetness perfectly. Strong,sweet and fruity at the same time. This one is different from a lot of the other Belgium "bruins". The smell and finish is its own style. Very original.
fiulijn (13371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011
2011-08-29, bb 15/10/2013, 7-2-7-3-14=33
Overly carbonated, slow gusher; it pours with a lot of foam. The aroma betrays some sourness, together with the Belgian character. Good body strength; it has caramel flavor, with moderate sweetness and a nutty edge; no sourness, just a shade of vegetables. The bitterness is medium-low, with some alcoholic component in the end; the final is also very nutty. Good but strange.
Cloudy red-amber color, with floating particles, with a rather fizzy head, reducing quickly to a creamy thin layer. Strong malt aroma, mature. It has a good malt and caramel aroma, some sweetness, but possibly some overfermentation ate out some of the body. Not much bitter; the alcohol warms the mouth at the end. Good for lovers of the style, but not complex enough as it is today; gimme more body and more hops.
Hazy red-amber colour, persistent collar of creamy foam. Malt aroma, candi sugar, caramel. Rather dry malt taste, hides very well the alcohol content, well balanced by a strong bitterness of hop and burnt sugar. Light liquorice when warmer.