Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer proves that old skool Trappist still has more than what it takes to keep up with the new world. Chocolate, smelly fruits, bitter roast, well placed sweetness around the edges. Just massively satisfying to drink. As a foot note this was an August 2011 bottling I grabbed as ’shareholder drawings’ from the shop and I can’t help but wonder if the 1.5yrs of age has helped its cause?
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep murky brown with one finger head and lots of floaties suspended in the beer. The smells are the usual expected of a quad/abt, being toffee, dates, raisins, plums, plus an unexpected light hay smell. Tastes are Burnt caramel, dark fruits and pink grapefruit in the finish. The mouthfeel is not as thick as expected, but I think the sweetness might feel cloying if it was thicker. Overall, this is outstanding. Very complex and nice bitterness in the finish, giving it a slight point of difference from most of the other Trappist offerings.
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75ml bottle from Bier Tempel, Brugge - Hazy deep rouge body, fluffy white head, carries through to the end. Nose is rich boozy cake fruits, caramel and a sherry-cum-fortified wine alcohol aroma. The taste is a warming soothing sweetness, lots of fruit, and a long boozy finish. Great smooth mouthfeel, with the warmth carried to the end. Superb! Happy it is such a big bottle.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, 24/12/13. Pours a dark brown with a medium-sized, yellowish brown head. Aroma is a dash of vanilla, a lot of marzipan, some apricot and caramel. Taste is a lot of caramel, some marzipan, dried dark fruits are strong. A dash of ethanol. Quite full with medium carbonation, semi-dry. Quite good, but even so a bit of a disappointment.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semihazy dark brown, offwhite head. Aroma has some rust, chocolate, berries, noble hoppiness. Flavour has bready malt, alcohol, yeasty chocolate, some orange. Nice bitterness and smooth palate with noticeable carbonation.
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. BB 15/J/15. From saveur-biere.com.
Clear deep reddish brown colour with a small brown head.
Rust, mild sourness and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavour is malt, sweetness, sourness, yeast, chocolate, mild vinegar and quite strong hoppiness.
Great beer. Tasty.
Rick_Compen (10) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trappist zoals trappist zijn moet. Persoonlijk vind ik het de lekkerste van Achel. Helaas niet heel erg goed verkrijgbaar.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. What a great beer. Fruity, toffee, yeasty, malty, hint of mint. A nice Trappist beer.
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle 2004 - 3 wijzen @ Kulminator. Light brown, brown head. Nose: chocolate, moccha, gentle and teasing. Taste: caramel, chocolate, some hop bitterness but overall very soft, subtile, smooth, balanced. aged VERY well. For a 2004 brew, no old bottle effect, beer kept its character. great beer.
5lickv1c (106) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Shared 75cl bottle. Mmm. Really good stuff. Boozy, sweet but yet quite balanced. Dark fruits, maple syrup and other good flavors. Very heavy, perfect for finishing of a good dinner.