Bricks (556) - Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Muddy brown in appearance. A bit of skunk on the aroma. Tastes a bit off... sort of like a foot.. A decent quad. nothing more.
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge, copper-colored, bottle-conditioned ale, still hot off the presses, Achel Trappist Extra is the latest from the tiny brewery at the St. Benedictus Abbey at Achel, in the Northeast of Belgium. At this year's World Beer Championships in Chicago, the Extra was easily the best of the many Trappist beers tasted, scoring 97 points and an "Exceptional" rating. You will find this a very satisfying beer, with just a little malt sweetness, dried fruit flavors, warm sherry notes, and a brisk balancing backdrop of fresh hop bitterness.
Thompson (297) - - 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 (760) - 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 (1697) - 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 (2733) - 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 (2393) - 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 (408) - 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,
HipHopOpotamus (210) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at a bar in Toronto in a 750ml bottle. It was very expensive beer at a rather expensive bar. But anyways it was good with malty, dark red fruits, caramel, some figs aswell, I didn’t really get to see much head, Im not sure of the waitress poured it properly. Anyways good beer, but not the best trappist beer for me.
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle bought at a belgian beerstore. poured a dark brown colour with a off white head. malty, dark red fruits, caramel, some figs aswell. need to say this will never be the top trappist
KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Because it is a large bottle, quite different taste in the top and bottom of the bottle. Around the top’s refreshing taste that was refreshing. Too rather refreshing. In the depth of feeling good, it’s good to be appropriate drink slowly around the bottom.