Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 12/05 -- Huge amount of carbonation... watch out for exploding bottles when opening. Large, light tan head that quickly diminishes over a dark brown body. Nice fruity aroma, maybe some flowery accents. Good body, though somewhat astringent, roasted malts are present. Somewhat light burn in the ending.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer pours a hazy, dark plum-brown color with a large, off-white, frothy, quickly and mostly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain and toasted bread; yeasty with trace notes of cellar; light note of spicy alcohol and yes—a trace of rosewater and a trace note of something metallic. Pretty much an aromatic nap. The flavor is not a lot better. It’s moderately sweet, lightly bitter with a long, lightly bitter, moderately warm finish with trace higher-alcohol retros. The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown body with a small, bubbly white head. Nose has caramel maltiness and champagne aromas. Flavor is very bready with some caramel. This is really the quintessential "liquid bread". Nice medium thick palate. Very nice beer.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
thick foamy quickly disappearing head smooth creamy beer. not much taste. kinda bitter a little toasty. maybe im not cool enough to enjoy these beers. this beer has no real taste.
sunevdj (3570) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tanned head. Nice lacings. Low sweetness. Aromas of dark fruits, dark sugars. Quite yeasty, (but that might be the bartenders fault as he swirled the beer and poured the sediments from the bottom into the glass. I gave up on educating him.) Full bodied. Long dry fruity finish. Very nice.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance like a coke with very nice head, many fizz bubbles. Very carbonated, somewhat filling due to the carbonation. 9% ABV, and I can defiantly taste it. Great choice, I will be drinking more of this.
buu (10) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 Had La Caracole’s Ambree the previous night. Found the two modestly similar. I found Chimay Bleue more moderate, yet more well-balanced. Blue poured a beautiful golden amber with a brownish, soapy head; in time, incredible lacing. Fresh yeasty nose. Sweet hazelnut malt flavor; and a mild coffee note. Surprisingly, 9% abv.
Lowe1983 (1415) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick off-white head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, floral, and caramel. Flavor is sweet with dark fruits to start off then finishes with the caramel and a small hint of floral. A slight alcohol warming is the perfect ending to this brew, All the flavors and aromas blend well to make this trappist very delicious.
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite interesting beer. Poured a dark amber with fluffy white head into a trappist glass. Produces very interesting aromas. Cherry comes through the strongest though. The carbintation is strong but not overbearing. Flavor is light on hops, with a little roasted malt coming through. Overall not a spectacular beer for $10. Wouldn’t buy again.
robklg (13) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2005. Rocky, amber colored head. Oily, cloudy body. Smell is very nice with chocolate and dark fruit. Aroma’s of chocolate and nuts. Taste is rather sweet and slightly bitter. Palate to me is a bit disappointing, aftertaste is a bit watery and too short to my liking..