mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suprisingly, the taste is very light. The high alcohol content is masked very well. It is a good beer, but I don't think it is anything special
VamboladeTolly (178) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006 reserve. pours brown with small white head.Aroma is bready (rye like), sweet, dark berries. Taste is sweet, caramel, honey, warming. Not bad, but not for me.
filippomassari (10) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong dark beer with warming alcohol which does not disturb its flavour. The taste is complex, spicy and persistent.
hub66 (152) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
belle couleur brun foncé; mousse blanc-crème; arômes et goût fruités (fruits rouges, réglisse), un peu de malt et d’épices; les 9% d’alcool ne se font que très peu sentir; finale assez douce (trop ?), réchauffante, avec un peu d’amertume
mariuszek (18) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. I had it a number of times and it was always great. Very nice aroma of caramel and dark fruits, and similar in taste with a little warmth of alcohol which is very well hidden. Very tasty,very drinkable. A touch of beauty, art and greatness in the glass.
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Medium malt. Medium alcohol, spicy. Medium vinous. Medium fruitiness, banana, pear, prune.
Appearance: Clear, amber/brown. Head: Small, tan, large bubbles, good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high malty, toasty, Medium fruity, banana, pear, dried fruits, licorice. Light spicy, pepper from alcohol. Medium bitterness. Medium-dry finish with lingering fruitiness and slight warming.
Mouthfeel: Light warming. Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Fruity, spicy with light warming. Great example.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany color, beige head. Dried fruit nose, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, nuts. Caramel and roasted malt taste, candi sugar, dried fruit, yeast, hint of alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, warming alcohol.
DW78715816 (66) - Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep Amber color, aroma is malt, lots of dark fruit, sugar, hint of alcohol, spice - almost like all spice? - taste definitely malt and dark fruit, hint of alcohol, creamy and smooth. Pretty damn good.
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o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an average, light brown head with good lacing. Definite murky body that’s brown in color. Aromas of tobacco, musty earth and leather, and slight rotten eggs (not in a bad way). Definitely a long-duration flavor, with moderate sweetness. An excellent session beer.
TomTron (389) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice, murky reddish brown with a think, bubbly head. Some dark fruity notes in the nose and Belgian yeast. Flavor builds on the aroma and it has the typical extra fizzy tingle on the tongue you would expect from a Belgian strong. Definitely a classic of the style and one that I come back to every so often.
Distance_Runner (21) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When the aroma is less, I feel that I can’t feel/taste the beer. A good beer for sure but since I’m living in Belgium this is not the most special one for me. However I love Trappist beers!