Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear reddish brown color with a huge frothy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex dark sweet fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium dark fruity flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration with a small alcohol burn. This is a standout beer.
Ratman197 (13287) - 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.
imdownthepub (13246) - 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.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle) Large beige head atop clear copper body, lots of dead yeast clumps out on the second pour. And the second pour is worth noting, because this really came across as two different beers. Initially, aroma is moderately sweet, plum/raisin, some anise, caramel, alcohol. On the second pour, the aroma is similar, but fuller. First time, taste is medium sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, light anise, seltzer. Second pour, the taste is much richer, some milk chocolate appears, and the seltzer quality vanishes. From the top, medium body, some effervescence, but seems a bit thin. Later, much richer, medium-full body with grainy texture from the yeasties. The difference between them is significant -- (7/3/6/3/12) vs. (8/3/8/4/16) -- and my rating splits the difference.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - 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.
Christian (12885) - 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 (12883) - 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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!
Scopey (12513) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. It pours clear deep brown with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is sweet dark fruit -date, fig, raisin, caramelised banana, currant, wood, alcohol, spice and caramel. The taste is caramel, brown sugar, currant, raisin, fig, plum, banana, vinous aspect, spice, wood, varnish and lingering alcohol warmth, Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced and rather drinkable.
bierkoning (12403) - 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.