mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber / mahogany with large beige head. Nose brings out dark fruits, various spices, a little toffee, and Belgian yeast. Flavour is similar, with beautiful notes of caramel, dark fruits, spices (coriander), and Belgian yeast. Extremely well-balanced and crafted. This is one of those Belgian Strongs you could drink litres of. Most excellent stuff.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a Hazy copper with a small off white head. Aromas of banana, spices and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of spices and fruitiness with a dry sweet finish.
HenrikSoegaard (12810) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Brown-amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Powerfull fruity notes. Heavy bitter and very fruity flavor. Long spicey heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.
imdownthepub (12799) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned at The Oude Arsenaal, Antwerpen. Dark brown with tan head. Sweet malty beer with a prune like hint and a spicey undertone. Chalky mouthfeel with some coffee and a alcohol nose.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber-brown body with a large off-white head. Aroma of caramel, leather, soap, and malt. Flavor of toffee, raisins, and malt. Good stuff!
Benzai (12571) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a decent Trappist beer, but not really special. Taste is decent, smell a little below average.
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, maybe red/brown with a short lived, offwhite head. Intense aroma of cherries, earth and port. Flavour was disappointing, mostly earth, but I suspect the bottle could be slightly skunked (not my fault, I bought it today)
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy dark brown ale with a thick receding light moka head. A pleasant aroma of sweet dark fruits and raisins. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with light orange peels, cherry, apples, light brown sugar. Some warming alcohol in finale. Sweetness comes out much better with an old cheddar. A classic. BB 12-2004.
bierkoning (12024) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange and dark brown color with a frothy head. Chunks of yeast. Tropical fruit aroma and flavor, especially pineapple. Some late hopbitterness. Licorice. Hints of sourness. Well made beer, that lacks the complexity of many other trappist ales.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours muddy orange brown with a very large, very creamy white (with yellow and brown notes) head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel, some cranberries - nothing that is easy to discern. Powerful taste, some peppery notes, vinious (but not too much), a sherry-like finish. Good, but not magnificent.