jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant mouthfeel has a certain airy character from the small and compact bubbles, yet keeps a good roundness and creaminess from the excellent malt extraction. In terms of flavors, it takes some time and warming up to develop fully, but once that is done, it is an explosion of anise that is quickly joined by prunes, figs and cherries/blackberries though it has nowhere near the fruit concentration I expected, namely thick flavors of dates and grapes.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Squat bottle from Smith’s. Pours deep ruby with no head. Tastes caramelly, sweet, cloying and malty, with mild hops, some fruity and vegetal notes, and a crappy finish. This is a drain pour, my first in years. Got even more vegetal as it warmed.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of aroma coming off this beauty. Initial sniffs brought forward some very grape juice notes, that gave way after a moment to raisin, toffee, and lightly roasted grain. The dark beige head was between fizzy and foamy and retained nicely. The colour is a rich brown with some cloudiness. The flavour is sweetness finished with some bitterness and a touch of umami slides in there at the end as well. The after taste lingers for a few moments and is just this side of bitter. The medium body could be a tad more full to really help carry the flavours, but otherwise very nice.
umestre (2) - - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buena cerveza de abadia compleja con muchos matices dulces pero sin pesadez al paladar. Mejora a temperatura de 10º.
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, toffee, vanilla, raisins, sweet, not bad.
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Viti, Vancouver; bottled 2013-01-04, 1 year old
Dark brown color, barely penetrable, with generous beige creamy head. Deep aroma of caramel, with reminders of liquorice, cellar, mold and ammonia, cream and bread, old-style Belgian; ending with light blueberry; very interesting. The mouthfeel is lean, very smooth; harmonious caramel flavor with a nutty and fruity touch; the bitterness is quite low, although some nutty roastiness provides bitter notes. The final is a bit weak and short.
Just a tad less sweet than Belgian beers, but it’s an impressive example of elegance and nuances.
alexsdad06 (5587) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor has figs and dates, caramel, yeast, cloves and some additional spices, vinous notes, light anise, bubblegum, candi sugar, and mild woody notes. Pretty sweet overall.
AgentAle (718) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet malt and also some spiciness. Dark fruits and belgian sugars. Taste is very fruit with a warm liquor finish. Body is very dark with a pearl head that retains very well.
Stephane_Houle (129) - - APR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Apparence: Une excellente double foncé coiffée d?une belle mousse onctueuse.Arômes: Fruits confis.Saveurs: Légère amertume, un corps liquoreux et sucré. À déguster avec des cotes levées ou en fin de soirée auprès d?un bon feu au mois de janvier.Fiche technique :Style: Double d?AbbeyFormat: 500 ml Taux d?alcool : 8% Température: 8°C - 14°C IBU: 10
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some spicy notes, tea and yeast. Flavor is sweet caramel with some malt, dried red fruits and spices. medium body, average carbonation.