redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a large creamy off-white head that lasts the entire beer. Medium malt aroma with some spiciness and fruit. Alcohol is the main aroma the last 1/3 of the glass. Nice mouthfeel as you get a bit of foam with each sip that accentuates the malt taste. As funny as this may seem this was much better than the red since the alcohol was not as overwhelming even though it has a higher ABV. On a side note who wrote the commercial description,"Its flavour, noticed when tasting it", how else can you detect a beers flavor except by tasting it, is there some other way I dont know about. Are there Aliens rating these beers, thats all we need drunk space creatures on earth, oh wait that would be Michael Jackson. Nevermind.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice full head. Dark brown/black stuff in the glass smells faintly of raisins and molasses. Smooth in the mouth, licorice, raisins and fig sweetness gather in the of the throat. Residue gathers at the sides of the tongue with rum and amaretto flavors. Previous bottles had not convinced me that this was all that great of a beer until I had this four year old from 99. Chimay should cellar them all for a couple of years after bottling, do not trust us we are heavy drinkers.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is, like most Trappists another level in the beerdrinking. Once you tried a couple of Trappists you know what I´m talking about. The big bottle has been kept in my winecellar for 2, 3 and even 4 years and it still tastes very good, but not the same as a young one.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 probably the most mainstream of all trappists. I decided to re-rate this after I had Rochefort 10. Very dark when poured, excellent aroma and the taste has a hint of malt, chocolate and raisins..very sweet and smooth also.. but there is something missing ! note: Store it for 2 years.. the new ones arent as good as they used to be -re-rate : I havent tasted this since early last summer, now the character is a bit different, the bottle is a 2003 vintage, a nice fizz when I popped it, firm head, very dark, but the most surprising thing now is a strong taste if citrus (!?!?), never felt that before, anyway, this is always a nice treat  now unavailable in Iceland, this rock is top-50-less :( [re-rate] one of the last 2003 bottles remaining: taste was a little malty, touch of carbonation and salt, flat. Dont know what happened to this beer[re-rate 04-05]2003 vintage, amazing aroma, very complex, malt, hops, raisins, earth, spices! this is missing the citrus character I experienced 2 years ago, bit heavier palate then the last time, malty, acid, heavy yeast. nice!
Eirikur (362) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2003 Bottled 750ml:Very nice beer, although it is not what it used to be, I have heard, due to new brewing gadgets at the brewery.
I buy this beer regularly, like two 750 ml bottle per month. I has a really faint nose compared to the other Trappists, it has a good round, full body but the ending is a little short, the aftertaste has no hoppy taste and is quite good and lasts well.
japet (38) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like a port with a very speciel taste. The best beer I have ever tested. Colour and head is perfect.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a strong red/brown with a nice head. Aroma was yeasty and spicy. Flavor was rich. Full of spice fruit and honey flavors. Alcohol was mildly noticeable at the end.
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
would have to be the best beer that i have available to me, the subtle taste of nutmeg blended beautifuly to creat a smooth textured trappist style ale.
marking (20) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost like a port, for aging in your cellar. Can be kept for more than five years, if you can wait that long! Trappist-style Ale with a medium-sweetness, sents of pepper, thyme and nutmeg in the finish. Delicious with blue cheese !
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer with a high alcohol percentage, but you can´t taste it. It has a sweet taste of caramel - and a nice head for an ale. Lovely beer.