dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, lasting off-white head. Nutty, malty nose. Very complex body. Taste of nuts and malt dominates. Slightly bitter and long finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, dark, musky fruitiness in the nose. Dark brown almost opaque colour with reddish tones. Generous and lasting tan head. Earthy, musty, yet sweet flavour. Strong alcohol in the finish that is entirely appropriate and never overwhelming. Excellent full body. Bottle.
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber beer with a nice thick head. Yeasty and fruity aroma and taste of yeast, malt and alcohol. Very complex and interesting beer.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit, smokey swallow, very smooth. Very good. Saved for a celebration--our rugby team made playoffs. Markup is so outrageous I doubt I'll be having another one soon. =(
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head, not much aroma, taste was smooth, not harsh, but not long lasting. just a hint of sweeetness
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark cloudy ruby brown, with a large tan head that mostly lasts and laces in sheets. Aroma is fruity (raisin, plum), some yeastiness, sweetness, and a bit of caramel and/or toffee. Flavor is sweet, fruity, vinous, some honey, and some spiciness in the finish. Full bodied, slight hints of alcohol towards the end.
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first Trappist/Belgian Strong Ale, in 1 pint 9 oz bottle. Deep brown color, opaque reddish-brown when held up to the light. Massive, slowly-dissapating light tan head with excellent lacing. Soft aroma of citrus and florals. A veritable cornucopia of flavors - some nuttiness, very sweet and citrusy, a little bit of spiciness. Alcohol is noticable, along with a slightly metallic taste. Very carbonated. Pretty easy on the palate. This beer could easily compete with fine wines. One of the best...ever.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first time I had this brew, I was in love. That was before I had other Belgian ales. A very dark color with an almost mettalic taste.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating based on bottled version: Very dark color with small head. Overall this is a fine Trappist.
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this with a friend in Knoxville. Dark color, looks as if it would knock you off your chair. Lovely head, bubbly. Lasting head on the glass. Citrus/floral aroma and very smooth taste. Much better than the Red.