BantamSpirit (18) - - FEB 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First had this 40 years ago when I had my initial Trappist experience. After all these years it is the one and only beer that, in my opinion, has never changed. As refreshing, powerful, warming and moreish as ever.
eRock_2013 (372) - 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 (1023) - 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 (49) - 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 (77) - 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 (158) - 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 (358) - 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 (80) - 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.
vertiqo (2) - - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
strong and tastefull beer. reveals freshness. caramel with fruity aroma interesting.
TEJA (1917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SBWF 2015.
Short head. Clear brown color. Roasted and light caramell aroma. Light roasted malt in the taste and light belgian phenols.
Aged bottle from 1997 in the same sampling.
Aged aromas that is a litele too old. Big madrefication in the taste.