KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Bottle. Poured a rich medium to dark brown with a small off-white foamy head that was fully diminishing and had fair lacing. The aroma was of roasted malts, a mild flowery hops and a light scent of a sweet yeast with notes of dried fruit. It tasted slightly bitter-sweet in the beginning with a hint of raisons and finished moderately sweet and malty and had a slight alcohol tinge at the end with the flavor only lasting a short time. Mouthfeel was medium in body and very creamy yet oily in texture. Overall a fantastic/outstanding brew with one hell of a kick. One of my favorites, but don’t drink too many!!!!!!
craighill (57) - GERMANY - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ivory-white head pours on top of deep ruby red, slightly cloudy, beer. Dominant aroma is esters, pears, green fruit. Also some malt character, perhaps a light to medium caramel, and a hop vegetal component. The esters are there on tasting, but sit behind a complex malt ensemble: roast malt, burnt toffee, and liquorice. Quite a sweet finish, but the 9% alcohol is well hidden. Will drink again.
trapped (1311) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown witg largish beige spongy head, caramel aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet caramel taste with medium salty ending. Very very good as known widely.
Estebanik (173) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie glownie czerwone owoce. Lekko winne. W smaku raczej slodkie. Alkohol bardzo dobrze zamaskowany.
NallePalle (264) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. With character, not that complex aroma, but powerful taste (high ABV).
Bolian (43) - - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
70 cl corked bottle. Nose - caramel, malt and liquorice taste similar but spicy notes. Strong alcohol.
MelvinKalksma (73) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, malty, spicy.
Dark brown with a off-white head.
Caramel, fruity, really complex, slightly bitter.
A really good Belgian Strong Ale.
GlassBrass440 (276) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a white head that quickly receds. Aromas bring pears, plums, raisins, white grape juice, nutmeg, clove, molasses, and apple juice. Flavours bring caramely malt sweetness, burnt sugar, and a generic spice note (clove maybe?). Leads into a semi-sweet, somewhat bitter, long finish. Effervescent carbonation lifts the sticky mouthfeel a bit. Fairly full bodied.
mithe (1080) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Malty, spicy, sweet.
Appearance: Dark brown color. All time, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, spicy, light yeasts, fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Light warming finish.
Overall: Pleasant belgian. Not so extra.
Wolfenkopf (180) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is for the 2015 Chimay Peres Trappistes that I received from someone who just returned from Belgium. The aroma is yeasty, malty, and I pick up a hint of apricot and molasses. Quite nice. Looks a bit like a raspberry ice tea under the light. Head is fluffy and almond in color. The taste is that of Belgian yeast and malt with a bit of fruit. There’s a bit of carbonation burn to the palate, but it fades quickly, leaving a medium oil slick on the tongue that’s not unpleasant. I really enjoyed this beast and will be on the lookout for it the next time I head to the liquor store. Great stuff.
mikestevenson (1) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Deep mahogany and opaque with thing but persistent foam.
Aroma: Brown sugar and raisin malt sweetness with moderate clove-phenol (medicinal like) and a low mineral quality.
Flavor: Chewy cereal and caramel malt with med-low european hop spiciness. Clove comes through in the mid with the finish being mostly raisin and stone fruit.
MF: High carbonation mixed with a warming alcohol and a stern hop bitterness. Finishes warm and dry.