Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent smooth flavor with imperceptible high ABV. Worthy of the title Grand Cru!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chinchill (2624) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle from the back of my beer fridge served with the New Years’ Day bowl games. Bottle is dated stamped Oct. 2014. Initially served at about 48-50F but improved with warming.
Body is a deep reddish-brown, more or less clear excepting a large amount of suspended particles, some of which are rather large. The suspended particles really detract from the appearance, but i have previously encountered excellent Belgian beers with this trait. The particles had no detectable effect on mouthfeel.
Aroma: excellent; rich, fruity and complex. Changed with warming.
Flavor: a harmonious blend of a multitude of flavors, including dates, raisins, dark bread, roast nuts, toffee and dried cherries.
Feel: medium-full body with light carbonation.
zvikar (3902) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Pours brown to orange with a beige head and lots of floaties, aroma of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and honey, flavor of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, medium bodied.
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.
Martinus (3485) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, figs. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, dried fruits. Finish raisins, figs, caramel. Nice.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)
Trappist1 (628) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old bottle 750ml.aug/2012.Dark amber brown with beige head. Malts, sugar, fruity, citrus, alcohol. A lot of alcohol. Very smooth, "sucré", warming... Great beer.
Alengrin (2872) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the classic Rocs beers, deep dark brown with light beige head and very rich bouquet of caramel, chocolate, raisins, walnuts, dried orange peel, spices and so much more. Balanced, full and complex taste, a bit oily mouthfeel, dried fruits, esters, spices, deep maltiness and warming, creamy finish with sourish hint. Tasted from a 1,5 litre bottle. I have a suspicion this was originally nothing more than Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noël in large bottles, but it is probably a different beer nowadays? Anyway: it’s been eleven years since I had this, so I must get a new bottle urgently...
oliodnb (444) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a low beige head that quickly disappears leading no traces or lacing. Aroma is buttery sweet with caramel, butterscotch, plums, raisins, dates. Taste is similar sweet with dark fruits flavors. Light roasted and chocolate notes in the finish, almost no bitterness, light alcohol. Excellent.
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Manchester. Label is totally different. Poured into a snifter. Rated from the second glass. A deep opaque purplish brown with a frothy light tan head. Some floating yeast chunks in the bottom. Flavor is deep and earthy with well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Very smooth. Hard to tell it’s 9% plus. Could use a bit of something to spice it up a bit more though.
alethol (109) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky red brown. Aromas of brown sugar, fruit, bread and yeast. Same taste with vanilla and slightl sourness. Full body. Very good, but among the greatest.