Doghair (125) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Chimay chalice. Dark brown with a thick inch of foam that seems to last forever. When I first put the glass to my nose all I could smell was green apple, wonderful. The taste is just amazing. Carmel, dark fruit some green apple. Had to describe. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of carbonation. Halfway through the glass and thereís still a quarter inch of foam. This may be one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Simply amazing.
TheHolyLance (3) - - JUN 19, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from Beer-shop.it. Pours copper, yeasty opaque, with light beige foam, thin, thick and persistent. Fine, complex and intense on nose, with pear, caramel, spices (cinnamon, pepper), slightly toasted malt (biscuit), fruits like cherries and very slight solvent when it warms. In mouth is even more intense, persistent, warming, sweet but not too much, with all the flavours that were on nose. An explosion of red fruits, spices, burnt caramel, berries, nuts, almost tannic, vinous character, with a slightly dry finish. Strong alcohol is well hidden. Good body but thinner than I would expect. Quite well done example of belgian dark strong ale.
spjensen (66) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex beer. Pours a deep reddish brown with tan lacing. Very full bodied, thick aftertaste.
ruigo (310) - PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl from Auchan (Luxembourg). Hazy light brown with a nice and persistent head. Smooth for a 10% alcohol. Please, another one.
xpedite (6) - Borsbeek, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Today , once more I enjoyed this wonderfull beer but now from tap. Although I am not a huge fan of the darker sweet beers, this is absolutely amazing!
scotchzombie (23) - - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a big head that shrinks quickly. Cloudy dark brown in color with a beige head.
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McTapps (1624) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at our last trip to Belgium at Stassen Vin in Aubel. Had so great hopes into this one, that I didnít open it until all the other beers were drunken. And it really was worth it: Unclear dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Nose of dark nuts and malt. Taste of high fermentation, Belgian yeast, malt, nuts, torf, roasted caramel and roses. Easy and really nice to drink, you donít notice the strong alcohol at all. Flowery and fruity finish. Great one and Iím looking forward to get some more St. Bernardus beers in the near future.
MichaelBruch (1621) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring in deep brown with a huge, fast disappearing head. Starts of with alcohol, peaches and some caramel. Bit spicy in the back. Thick beer with full body. Nose is ok, but the taste is really fine. Complex mixture with some herbs. Good one for sure. Not the best ever but there is some rocket science in the making.
BeerisFood36 (1) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I thought this was a very good beer in the taste area I like, I recommend this to drinkers who like a sweeter beer without the bitter hops
Andy_ (138) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colored beer with some beige head. Complicated aroma and taste with sweetness and dark fruity notes and some yeastiness. Strongly carbonated and alcohol comes through a bit.
brystmar (517) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another perennial favorite from my days drinking exclusively Belgians.
Awesome fruity, bready, spicy, typically Belgian aroma. Surprisingly jammy. Fruit and spice sync up on the palate, joining the strong malt backbone to yield a sweet, fruity, mildly boozy overall profile. Warms the back of my throat as I swallow.
Good stuff. This, Rochefort 10, and Westy 12 have a stranglehold on the style.