sbron (237) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl fles. Donkere kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : zoetig, koolzuur, caramellig.
cagou007 (335) - FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with medium tan head. Aromas of fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, with a yeasty note. Full body, medium carbonation. Long alcoholic and sweet finish. Rather balanced.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy brown with small brown head. Aroma of malt sweetness, fruit esters, and honey. Medium/full body with a medium alcohol warms, malt, caramel, and a dry alcohol finish.
supermeniscus (64) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank this on Christmas Eve the bottle had a BBE of June 2013 so I guess it was 3 1/2 years old. Sweet, rich, malty smell and taste is a bit lighter than I expected, lots of brown sugar, malt, dark fruits and has that lovely Trappist fizz. Nice Ruby red colour but i subtract one point as it was really clear and I like a bit of haze in my beers :) Body was oily and slightly thin for the ABV. A very well made beer and worthy of a try any time.
Thompson (356) - - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Dark brown colour...nice red glare coming through...small and taste sweetness, malts, little fruitiness, alcohol.
EddyBeer1 (925) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 2011. Brune foncée, effervescence moyenne, col beige foncé moyen. Malts caramel un rien rôtis, sucre candi bien présent mais pas dérangeant, légèrement madérisée, toute petite amertume sur la fin, alcool assez bien présent. Delicious!
Douberd (2597) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a trappist glass. ABV 9.5%
Dark brown colour on the body, with beautiful red ruby shades when hold against the light. One finger of beige head, with good retention, regaining its size after a light swirl of the glass. Light lacing left around the glass’ walls.
Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, figs, plums, some vanilla, light alcohol.
Taste is sweet with the aforementioned dark fruits and lots of them. Again caramel, vanilla notes, the alcohol notable but not annoying at all, red grapes and wine notes. Aftertaste remains sweet but not cloying at all. Great!
Medium to full body, good carbonation with a bite on the finish.
Great beer and in spite of its high alcohol goes down smoothly. Really liked this one.
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 75 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner ( on order). Brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits; good intensity- also nice yeast influence. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, very well balanced. Very enjoyable
visionthing (2977) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours slightly hazy dark copper with a tan head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, caramel and hints of spices. Medium sweet, complex, well balanced and elegant. Hint of alcohol is noticable, but well integrated.
Sissio (714) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear brown red, cream cappuccino head
Chocolate, malts, winey, raisins, pleasantly equilibrated aroma
Sweet followed by an explosion of taste that fades into some sweetness and a light bitter ending
Reveals itself with a second sip with more bitterness
Some carob, raisins,