imdownthepub (11661) - 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.
thewolf (11590) - 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.
Pinball (11585) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma dark fruits and stuff. appearance was muddy with debris, but a very nice, no. extremely nice head. flavor caramel toffee, pepper/chilli, licorice.palate foamy and bubbly, this beer is more like a dessert than a beer, but still quite enjoyable.
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig
Ratman197 (11504) - 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.
FatPhil (11497) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007)
reddy brown, thin head. sweet alcoholic aroma, some berries. taste is a little alcoholic but carries a pleasant cake dough component, very sweet and a little spicy, hints of ginger.
bierkoning (11394) - 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.
Lubiere (11373) - 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.
jtclockwork (11244) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brownish pour in the glass. Nose and taste of very sweet liquid raisins, brown sugars, molasses, spruce and toasts. Rated 2/2/03
BeerandBlues2 (10907) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours mahagony with a tall foamy-fizzy tan head, lasting with sticky lacing. Aroma is alcohol, vinous, oak, yeast (earth, mold, cellar), malt (straw) and perfumey hop notes. Moderately acidic, alcohol burn, faint sweetness, medium bitter, finish is vinous and dry. Warm and full bodied, fizzy and dry palate.