foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m a little disappointed actually. The aroma is good: fruity, dulled, some furniture polish in there, also very sweet buttercream. But after that the taste is a little one-dimensional: strong certainly but a little complex - but not amazing. A copper head quickly gave way to nothing and the drink looked sad in the glass with a slick of sediment across the top. Maybe I got an old bottle of Tesco’s shelf, maybe I wasn’t careful with the pour. But I’m not raving about it.
Gaelic (99) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown, dark ale. Smell and tasts of dark fruits, prunes, a bit of raisins.
Well balanced with the delicate bitters.
M_Sack (553) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark, murky brown with frothy cream head. Aromas of bread yeast, caramel malt and spice. Huge, rich caramel malt along with banknotes of spice. Quite sweet and deliciously smooth.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
eRock_2013 (374) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thoroughly luxurious Belgian abbey ale, Chimay Blue pours a flawless ruby-brown color with a small but steady white head. Aroma of rich slightly roasty brown sugar- caramel maltiness, along with yeasty candy apple notes. Some cocoa-coffee notes also, this is the first abbey ale I've sampled with a coffee malt accent to it. Taste is caramel malt, candy yeast, some dark chocolate, vanilla, and red fruit. Slight boozy tinge but minor. Mouthfeel however strikes me as an unusually thin and weaker texture, the low point for this brew in my opinion. Overall still a rich and flavorful rendition of the style, less delicate in its flavor profile than others. Not my personal favorite but well done.
beer_est_deus (1025) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska 2015. Djupt brun, smuts brunt skum. Doft: Belgo, örter, parfym, godis, blommig honung, kryddigt knäckebröd. Smak: Som doft i stort + kola, alkohol. Ska lägga undan nĺgra för lagring.
xuqi (14) - Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, barnyard, clove, earthy, leaves, banana, clove, basement aromas, barnyard, leather, dough
Antonio369 (50) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, Vintage 2015. Served in Trappist chalice. Poured a very dark brown with a small frothy one finger ivory head. Aromas of sweet caramel, flowers, vanilla, cherries, banana, dark fruit, candy. Taste: Caramel, vanilla, candy sugar, dark fruits, banana, coriander. This is one fantastic tasting brew! Medium to full body. A very spicy, sweet frothy mouthfeel with a dry bittersweet finish. The best of all the Chimay!
danielemolino (81) - torino, ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bevuta in bottiglia da 33 cl al petrarca. A torino. Ottima birra belga in stile. Una delle migliori trappiste. Forte. Finale stigrato
Rask0lnikov (164) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chimay Blue. Dark Brown Color. Dark Fruits and hints of coffee in the Aroma. Sweet Caramel, flowery beginning. Hints of Port or sherry in middle. Spicy and Sweet Finishing. Rather Medium bodied, Medium carbonated, very well Balanced, well drinkable Beer.
Boxereddy (362) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donkerbruin bier met mooie ruime beige schuimkraag.
Aroma: Mout en karamel.
Smaak: Zoetig, licht bitterig.
Mondgevoel: Ruim met mooi koolzuur.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Evilkniamhel (84) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Dark brown with a creamy head. Aromas of toffee, banana and malts. Taste follows nose with some sweetness, full body rounds out the light fruity and malty flavours.