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.
cargo150 (918) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle couleur brune avec des reflets rougeatres et un mince filet beige qui résiste jusqu’a la fin du verre. Un liquide très complexe et frais de caramel,fruits rouges,raisin,chocolat,amande, chaque lampés est une saveurs différentes. Ce déguste très bien. Une des meilleures bières belges c’est assurés.
leghorn99 (72) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Versa un colore ambrato scuro di buona limpidezza; la schiuma è fine, compatta, cremosa e dalla buona persistenza. Al naso ha un ricco e complesso aroma di frutta; ciliegie, uvetta, pesche, e frutta assortita secca, combinati con aromi di miele e caramello. In bocca il sapore è liscio, con ricchi sapori che ricordano ciliegie immerse nel caramello; per finire con note di cioccolato, mandorle tostate, e un pizzico di melassa.
stevoj (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed as 9.5% on label, and as Brasserie des Rocs. Normal quad dried fruit aromas and flavors, abrupt finish, cloying sweetness. I had hoped for better based on the overall score.
UXO (654) - CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours muddy particulate-laden brown with one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, no lacing (3/5). Nose is brown sugar, plums and other dark fruit, spice, alcohol (7/10). Taste is moderate to strong sweet malt, moderate tart (7/10). Medium to heavy body, smooth, soft carbonation, with a gentle alcohol warming (4/5).
Bit disappointed by this one. I wasn’t too perturbed by the muddy appearance or the particulate, but I was expecting more sour/tart presence. Instead, I’m getting a lot of malt sweetness, molasses / brown sugar, and raisins, but also an almost medicinal overtone. It’s certainly not working perfectly together for me. (15/20)
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle served in Trappist chalice.
A: Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a huge beige color head. In fact, the head pops out when the bottle is opened. Kind of: I’m alive and getting out! Very dirty beer, a lot of chunks can be seen around and small grains on the top of the foam. Retention is great and tons of lacings are left in the glass.
S: Absolutely perfect nose: Sweet malts upfront, very fruity, bready and spicy. Notes of dark fruits, vanilla, nuts, black pepper, Belgian yeasts and alcohol in the very end
T: Sweet upfront. Sweet malts, dark fruits, oak, wood, caramel, vanilla, black pepper, cloves, brown bread, Belgian yeasts. Complex. Hops bitterness is quite light and smooth
M: Heavy body. A bit molasses. Medium carbonation. Caramel and bread aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent beer. An authentic Belgian Ale. Masterpiece. Did I forget something? :)
[ BA Review @ 11/9/2012 ]
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
" had to wait, again, for the volcano to stop errupting before i could enjoy/pour the beer, so it got off on the wrong foot. once poured however, the beer looked inviting. aroma was of alcohol, brown sugar, molasses and plums. there was a raisiny sweetness in the taste, in addition to those present in the aroma. lots of dark fruit, and sweet breadiness, but nothing that blows you away. it took quite a bit of vigorous swirling to get the body smooth instead of overly carbonated. maybe my bottle was tainred, or maybe this beer is just a bit overated. who knows?"
jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet caramel malty aroma and amber color with a fruit blend flavor. I can taste cherry and peach mixed with a rich malt flavor.
wxman (1521) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a cloudy opaque amber/brown with a thin light tan head. Sour dried fruit aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, molasses, buttery with dried fruit and a bit of licorice. Very good!
McWorta (830) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Dark brown colour with a light foamy light tan head. Noses of dried fruits, caramel, resin and some nuttyness. The texture is only lightly slick and whilst having a full body it is yet rather easy/soft on the palate. Flavours of caramelised dried fruit develop, treacle sweetness, yet a faint fruity acidity develops. The finish is long lasting and harmonic.