TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Now I have to say right up front that I am extemely biased when I say that thi sis my favorite beer ever ( so far). My 10th Class Reunin was this past wekend and after a long evening of dancing and drinking we ended up at a friends house for, what else, more drinking. Guests were handed bottles of Sam Addams and Pete's somethin'-or-other and then this wonderful man who I hadn't sen in 7 years brings out a bottle of Chimay!!!!!!
Glorio day! Of course noone else in the place could appreciate the earthy and subtle complexities of JUST the aroma of this beer. "Hey, man. That's Skunked!" Fools. DE-licious. Dark and sweet, earthy and fruity. A fine balance between the hops and malt. Truly a fine end to a wonderful night. I would reccomend this over champagne at almost any occasion, if you have the kind of friends that will appreciate it.
tonypreto (119) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
75cl bottle poured into chalice. Great aroma of belgian yeast with some bready fruit notes to it. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a light tan head that dissipates into a ring that sticks around. Tastes incredibly smooth with a great mouthfeel and carbonation. Great yeasty flavors.
cobellig (31) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite beers, smooth ritch aroma and very enjoyable, prefere the 75 cl bottle
puren (70) - POLAND - DEC 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Piana: ładna średnie pęcherze, opada do kożucha, prawie wcale nie koronkuje;
Aromat: słaby, dzikie nuty, alkohol, po zabełtaniu dojrzałe owoce;
Smak: dzikość, stajnia, alkohol;
Odczucie: pełne, lekko chlebowy posmak, alkoholowe;
Ogólnie: nie najgorsze, ale nie mój klimat.
vjohans (95) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, toast, roasty, herbs, butterscotch, brown, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, full body, sticky, lively, long finish,
ForlornHope (100) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a clear dark red-brown with a white head. This rapidly disappears leaving a thin film. Slight aroma of malt with some leafy hop just detectable. Pleasant taste of sweet malt with some bitterness: well balanced. Palate is on the thin side, there is a floury edge to the finish. Ending dry, but the sweetness is still there. Overall: OK, better than I remember.
SinH4 (251) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown-amber color with big head. Spicy yeasts, chocolate and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is the same. Just a bit boring for a Trappist beer... Not my favourite.
SNL (304) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown pour, frothy White head.
Sweet Nose, sweet malty taste, with a hint of prune.
Heavy body, soft carbonation.
HippyHop (259) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is loud and and the colour of homemade iced tea. The cap is an inch and a half of tan foam, even with the gentlest of pours, but it settles to a film pretty quickly, leaving a bit of lace. The nose on this stuff is a treasure trove. I get something new with every sniff: pungent Belgian yeast, prunes/raisins, banana, lots of spice, hazelnuts, dark caramel/toffee, a hint of something floral. Taste is a slightly sweet malt with caramel and hazelnuts, ripe banana. The booze is virtually invisible until the finish, where it starts to give off this pleasant, lingering warmth. This is remarkably drinkable for 9%, and while it’s not dry per se it’s remarkably well-balanced. And I just downed it in ten minutes, on an empty stomach, so there goes my night. Cheers!
fombe89 (30) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 Bottle. Home from El Corte Ingles ...........................(05/12/2014)
Coolmac (57) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jaco. Pours a beautiful dark brown with large cream head that eventually recedes to a thin layer that persists. Not much aroma, slightly fruity. Taste of coffee and dark fruit, very drinkable for a 9% beer, a very smooth alcohol flavour. Really nice.