can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice creamy head with malty aroma with the pour. Used the chimay chalice glass which gave off a great dark sweet aroma. Some hoppy flavours finished off this dark sweet spicy brew. Very enjoyable and a nice hidden 9%. Probably best to serve it a little on the warmer side as the beer really explodes after a little warmth. It reminds me of a beer that I can’t put my finger on. Darker than I expected, but a great beer overall.
jehoo (1) - Dunkerque-Saint Omer, FRANCE - MAR 22, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For me this beer has something incredible even if it’s not like it was ... I can’t describe it but that’s like a souvenir about my life in France. This dark bier, with a lot of different flavors, so many that is very difficult to explain all of them, the foam not really white not brown, may be cream will be the best to describe the color, arf ... I have just a word for that : tate it and you will never forget it !! nothing to compare to the most common bier in USA. So strong that three of them is enough for your night !!!(it’s a pity to drink three of them in the same night, you will taste only the first one ... ).
DucklyIII (8) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yummy Ale. 750ml bottle. My first Chimay ever, so this is the one that made me fall for Trappist Ales.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
1 pint corked bottle. fruity flavor. Has small bubbles almost like a champagne. Just a classic favorite light beer..
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of fruits: cherries, pear, raisin. Starts off spiced malt, then gets very sweet, and then finishes with a high alcohol bite. Deceptively potent. Pretty good stuff, but way overpriced.
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 I can’t even try to describe the flavor.....complex is the best word. Its like there are so many good flavors you can’t pick out one. I LOVE this stuff. pricey though. I had the small bottle. I’ll still buy it again.
Davolina (19) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, with a fresh yeast and a fruity touch.. a classic for all beer lovers!
Tmoney99 (11545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish tone with medium rocky head. Aroma and flavor was complex and flavor of yeast and flowery tone. The finish was long medium biiter of alcohol.
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle. Poured a deep burgundy color with a large-bubbled head that was quite lasting. Murkiness in the appearance intensified as I reached the end. Aromas of bananas and pear with a hint of roastiness. Harsh scents of isopropyl alcohol as it warmed. Fruited flavors were overpowered by intense sweetness. A metallic feel at the finish.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a thick, foamy tan head that shrank down and left a fluffy blanket across the body for the duration. Cloves are the centerpiece surrounded by sweet malt, bananas and other alcohol macerated fruits. Flavor is sweet, spicy (mainly the cloves), malty, bananas, and apples. A tremendous depth of flavor that is not too complicated. The body has good consistency and flavors are blended well and very palatable. Finish is somewhat sweet and sour. Better than I remember the first time.