DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Very hazy dark brownish/reddish/amber color. Initially a coarse foamy tan-colored head, settled after awhile and turned to a light layer of fine bubbles on the surface. Fairly light malty, spicy, fruity, floral aroma. Nice strong array of flavors: malt, caramel, molasses, raisins, dates... completely overwhelming and completely delicious. Pretty easy to drink, despite the heaviness, richness, and depth of flavors...smooth sweet mouthfeel, slightly sticky... One of my favorites.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big lasting head. Golden amber.Very floral fragrance. Strong brew with a deep warming sensation and a smooth finish. I really enjoyed this one. Had it at Immys tasting.
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2006 Poured into a wide glass from a 2/06 bottle. My best efforts could not thwart the large foamy head. Color was an opaque muddy brown with hints of red and yellow. Very pleasing complex aroma. Hints of sweet floral bouqet mixed with a malty undertone. Flavor bears a light/medium sweetness with a floral overtone and a malty aftertaste. This beer is mildly hopped with a slight bitter flavor throughout. At 9%, there is a subtle initial impression of alchohol flavor, which becomes less apparent in the aftertaste. This is an above average beer with possibly the best aroma I have enjoyed. I’m looking forward to buying more to age!
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a big foamy to rocky tan head with cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium malt, dark fruit, sweet, bread. Taste is upfront effervescence, then taste follows the aroma. 3.8
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a frothy off-white head with a light brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, yeast and malt. Tasted a little similiar to other belgians with the spices but i prefer the Rochefort 8 however it is a smooth for a beer with an alcohol content this high.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good belgain beer but don’t think it as good as made out to be. Flavors are not that exciting, missing that complexity.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unimpressed. Not what I expected at all from a beer that I heard a lot about. The palate was confusing. Wasn’t sure what it was all on about to be honest. Aftertaste was gunky. Too much $ for not enough reward.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my last Chimay to try, and I have to say that I have been completely unimpressed with them all. For this price range, I expected much more. This is nowhere near the Rochefort or the St. Bernardus. It pours a very dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of alcohol present in the aroma as well as some fruitiness. The taste to me was the real let down, just like an average belgian--only with a higher price tag. I wouldn’t buy this one again--period."
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle Nose of malt and plums, hazy, dark copper with a medium, but short-lived beige head. Flavor has caramel malts, plums, and spice. The 9% is very well covered.
Rune (10684) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet in Norway. Hazy, copper brown in colour. Beige and dense head slowly diminishing. Sweet spicy aroma. Assorted flavours of sweet and tart fruit, blackcurrants, spices and hops towards a yeasty backbone. Medium to full bodied. Medium dry finish. Enjoyable, but the peppery yeastiness is a bit over the top.