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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
bewyder (286) - FRANCE - JUN 2, 2015
Belle rondeur, douce et moelleuse, alcool modéré, arômes café caramel qui sortent sans être très lourds. Une belle brune pas tout à fait à mon goût. Bouteille 33cl bue chez Le Bar belge, Maison-Alfort, France, le 26/05/2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (646) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Brown beer with a white head, medium carbonation. Tastes jester caramel, malt, fruity and a little bitter hops. Tasty bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (500) - SPAIN - MAY 27, 2015
Compra: www.elcervecero.es Ingesta: Jugando a Kings Bounty Dark Side, en copa de la La Trappe Opinion: Igual de buena que la version rubia. No sabria decir cual de las dos es mejor sin catarlas a la vez. Se bebe rapido

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (913) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle @deTolly, Tartu. Pours copper-brown with medium beige head, stays. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel, almonds, raisins. Taste is bready, malty, sweetish, some spicyness, almonds. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poolstar (33) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
dark beer, high in malt,caramel, warming aftertaste but could do with having a bit more of a kick to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
I remember this trappist being introduced onto the market and have enjoyed it many times since, but apparently I hadn’t rated it yet, so I bought a bottle for this occasion and will try to evaluate it like it’s the first time I taste it. Very sticky, cobweb-lacing, moussy, off-white head but (surprisingly) quite some gushing too, even continuing long after I’ve opened the bottle; colour is a warm deep bronze with ruby hue, initially clear with low fizz. Scotch-like aroma of cookie dough, caramel candy, candied figs, hint of iron, liquorice, industrial honey, hazelnut paste, milk chocolate, candied cherries, soapy and floral hops (Saaz?), brown sugar, banana ester, overripe pear, hint of port wine. Sweet onset, candied cherries, banana, raisins and candi syrup, fairly strong carbo for the style even tingling a bit, sourish accent, somewhat oily but full and ’fluffy’ mouthfeel, faint metallic hint, full caramelly and lightly nutty maltiness, spicy yeastiness over all of this and ending in a finish which combines the initial sourishness and prickly carbo with slick malt sweetness, leafy hop bitterishness and a warming, but otherwise very well-hidden presence of alcohol. I have the impression this has not evolved very much since the beginning, contrary to the Blond, which has become a bit more balanced and is now more widely available than this one; the aroma strongly reminds me of the Scotch style, which manifests itself in Belgium mostly in the form of Christmas beers, but without the spices in this case. Certainly decent, but still (after more than 15 years) a bit lacking the personality, profundity and complexity of the older Belgian trappist brands, I’m afraid. I prefer the ’Extra’ version and I cannot but feel that this one has become a bit neglected over the years... I do understand, however, the difficulty of achieving the same refinement as e.g. Rochefort 8 or Westvleteren 8 in a relatively short period of time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (168) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Really nice brown trappist! Like the warmth of the beer, the sweet caramel tones and the color!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4945) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle.Muddy brown colour with medium head.Aroma is bready and malty with taste of yeast and caramel,medium mild fruity flavor with note of caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Au nez, c'est caramelisé, sucré, alcoolisé, typique d'une brune belge. En bouche, c'est puissant, pétillant, bcp de grains, caramelisé, presque sucre d'orge/cassonade. La finale est persistante, riche, alcoolisée. Tout ce qu'on s'attend d'une brune belge! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmetal (184) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Has the standard fruit/caramel Belgian overtone with a nice heavy malty composition.

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