DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn. No matter what else you might say about me, when I die, my tombstone should say: "He Drank Good Beer."
This gem pours the color of a fine cognac. The smallish sparkling head only partially destroys this illusion, as the immense, yeasty aromatics that are first released have an aged, oaky, brandish quality. Upon further inspection, there is a fruity, very malty predominance...yes, this is a beer.
Its a sweet nectar, with hints of Vernor's ginger ale (vanilla/ginger), dried fruits, and a twist of pepper. As it warms, I find English strong ale elements, due to the nearly cloying sugar and malt combo. And, there's enough hops in there to cleanse the palate between each sip and add an herbal touch.
And all this, if my Michael Jackson is up to date, brewed by a civil servant.
andrepintado (2050) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from cervezalandia. Copper to brown color. Thin beige head. Medium body with light sticky finish. Flavour is malt, nuts, fruit, light chocolate, liquorice.
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of toasted malt, cherries, chocolate, plums, sligthly sour.In taste sour/sweet with very nice cherrylike and dried fruits flavour. Lively carbonation, quite smooth. MEdium body, alcohol well hidden. Very good.
scirtes (206) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 12.03.2017. Brown beer with redish hue, white-yellowish, quite unstable head. Aromas of red fruits, sourness, caramel, figs, and hint of alcohol. Taste is only subtly sour, fruity, quite sweet, with distinct but decent alcoholic aftertaste. Medium bodied. Quite complex.
fillepolo (143) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting @ gaultier. Bottle from local kiosk in brussels. Malty with some caramel and fruity notes
Marduk (4224) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Murky dark mahogany color. Medium size, firm tan head, stays. Chocolate, sweet, plums, dried cherries, slightly nutty notes in aroma. Smells very nice. Sweet, cherry, chocolate, grainy, mild dried plums, sourish in taste. Sweet, sour and chocolate in aftertaste. Crisp carbonation. Well balanced. Perhaps tad too sweet. But no- this is brilliant brew.
murran (420) - - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a redish brown body with a thick and lasting head. Nice and fruity aroma. Very nice creamy taste with fruit flavours.
martjoobolut (1789) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, raisins, malt. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: very good.
suurjuust (1949) - ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown beer, tan head. Nose is raisins, prunes, dark fruits, malty sweetness. Flavor is dark fruits, malt, golden raisins, candi sugar. Finishes with malt and golden raisins, chocolate. Lingering candi sugar and fruity chocolate. Nice.
commonshawn (702) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from France 44 in goblet with commonmac. Light plum with thick but smooth off white head, and healthy amount of sediment. Tons of dark fruit yeast in the nose. Malty, then dark fruit sweet and sour, then fruity chocolate at the end. Some cherry and oak type flavors in there. A bit drying, good full body. Solid Grand Cru, professionally done. Didn’t quite get my Rocs off on this one, but nearly so.
commonmac (726) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle purchased at France 44 and shared by commonshawn. Belgian snifter glass. Rich mahogany with nearly tan head. Aroma is heavily influenced by dark fruits and sweetness. Very large bouquet. Taste and mouthfeel are a little thin and that’s where the negativity stops. Wow. This is tasty. Good sweetness and high Belgian sugar quotient mixing with raisin and caramel or toffee. Alcohol extremely well hidden which makes this a particularly dangerous beer. I’m definitely a fan. This rocs the abbaye. (pretty clever...right?)