AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, - DEC 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A new founded taste for Belgian beers and indeed strong beers lead me on a persuit to find this beast of a beer. I found it on Cask on Liverpool Road in Manchester and when I initially tried it, I’d had a few pints already so felt I couldn’t fully appreciate it, so I went back a week later to try again. From the moment you start pouring this, it is just irresistable, the dark colour with a tan head, the nose of raisins, figs, cherries, sugars, alcohol, its mind blowing. It feels like a very naughty treat, its dangerously good and dangerously strong, you wouldn’t guess its an 11.3% beer until you begin to get up and walk after it. Flavour of raisins, dates, bit of plum, maybe chocolate malt. A lively carbonation keeps up with the flavours, it is a pure delight to drink and at £4.80 a bottle (I’ve seen prices over £6 elsewhere) a total bargain.
joserabelo (10) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Maravilhosa. Adoro esta cerveja. Drinkability elevado. Cheiro muito bom. Equilibradissima.
LasseVPedersen (242) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark brownish color with beige stable head. Wow, just wow. Everything you could possible want. Rich aroma: Green tea, plums, dried fruits, caramel, grapes. Rich, complex flavour. (Dark) Fruits, sweet malts, caramel, hobs, thick, sticky body. Warming. Perfection on bottle. Full bodied. Syrup-like. Wow. So much to notice and be aware off.
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0.33l at Carrefour Supermarket Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Aroma of black fruits (black currant and plum),brown sugar , maybe caramel.Taste is so complex, full rich taste in your mouth.What a perfection.
Slaz (45) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a greyish head. Smells and tastes a bit like grapes and raisins, almost slightly wine-like. The aftertaste is warmly alcoholic, and holds tones of caramel to go with it. My bottle had a thick layer of fibers on the bottom. This is one of the finest enjoyment-beers I?ve had this year!
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske, 33 cl. Mørkebrun med et beige skum. Kompleks aroma og smag. SOrt te, tørret frugt, jord, nødder, karamel, anis, mynte, allehånde, let røget mørk kardemomme. Sød, fyldig, alkoholisk uden at være tung. En let drikkelig sipper. Ikke på niveau med westvleteren 12, men god.
pimpelmees (12) - - SEP 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Championsleague! This is a real competitor for westvleteren 12
What a taste, impressive on all fronts
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capturing a many-hued, steadily evolving classic, tasted fresh on last occasion@Rochefort kermes 09/2014, aged 4-8 months upon previous occasions. - Fresh: a late afternoon cordial chocolate or woody madeira/dessert wine of a sipper, pure chocolate coated dates and plums, spiced with fresher hints of bayleaf, mint, aniseed. Marmite on fresh brown, still rising bread at its most pedestrian base. Supreme drinkability, non-sticky mouthfeel despite thick, clearly defined layers of fruit sweetness. Prominent late herbal, nettle tea hop kick. / Older: oakier, earthier, more complex with the dormant potential of its spicy yeast, dusting roasted chocolate and caramel malts over red and purple berry dessert flavours on each new instance. Still residually sweet, with a woody and bitter chocolate dry finish. - One of few mercurial works of brewing art with potential to contiuously educate any drinker’s palate, even those less fond of sweeter beers.
RenataLF (21) - - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uma das melhores cervejas Trappistes que tomei. Não é tão doce qto as outras. Muito gostosa, leve sabor alcoolico, levemente doce, espuma perfeita e coloração escura.
ZodiacM (36) - - SEP 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Al jarenlang een favoriete trappist van mij. Een heerlijk bier met een complexe smaak: zoet, licht bitter, caramel, mout, alcohol, gist, brood, in de verte wat chocola. De geur kon ik niet thuisbrengen, maar dat ligt aan mijzelf. Alles klopt aan dit bier. Het enige wat ontbreekt is de zachtheid die een Westvleteren trappist wel heeft.
rotaman14 (18) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is nuts, raisins, bread, alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, LOTS of raisins. The alcohol gives a warming feeling. Complex and excellent beer.