shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy color with a thin white film for a head. The aroma is very mild with no one scent really jumping out. Obviously plenty of malt with a little spice. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich with again, no one flavor standing out. Earthy is a good word to describe this beer. Very nice and easyto drink. Jjust not a show stopper.
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber colored with a nice thick head. Fruity, earthy and yeasty aroma. Complex and strong malty flavor dominated by earthy fruits and spices. A balanced beer and one of the better trappists.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a deep amber-brown body topped by a very thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty yet slightly sour with an underlying bitterness and a touch of spice. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with notes of spice and a slight bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, slightly warming and a touch dry.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown beer with a sweet, but not that strong aroma. A sweet and harmonic flavor with hints of malt and nuts. Good beer, but not very unique! Just another belgian strong ale!
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, bought at Borough Market, London. Pours with a large light tan head, colour is brown, slightly hazy. Excellent aroma: Oak, sandalwood, camphor, caramel, toffee, spices. Flavour has caramel, spices, oak - but is not quite as complex as I hoped. Still very good - it’s a Trappist! Moderate but decent hops + spices in the finish.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/brown body with a light tan head. Nice spicey malty aroma. Taste is fairly smooth, alcohol is very agreeable, nutty, apricot and also some cocoa. Well balanced. Quite enjoyable.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with tan head. Nose is fruity like apples and pears. Flavor is spicy with fruity maltiness. Slight presence of alcohol. Finishes with mild dryness.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium murky mid-brown with large short lasting pale beige head. Medium spicey malty yeasty aromas. Clean smooth lowish carb medium bodied. Medium sweet fruity malt with mild yeast and a light bitter woody hops flavoured finish. Alcohol very well masked.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Brown colour with a huge beige head. Nice sweet aroma with notes of nuts, spices and dried fruit.
Sweet flavour with notes of dried fruit, nuts and a bit alcohol. Well balanced bitterness.
Dorqui (2188) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Color dark brown. Creamy and adherent foam, good persistence. Perfumed and bitter with an intense and strong taste. Alcoholic and balanced.