olio (6494) - Tampere, - DEC 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014
33 cl bottle. BBE 30.09.2012.
Lots and lots of ripe fruits burst out as the bottle is opened. Still quite lively and a bit fizzy. Caramel malts and toffee on the nose as well. Sourish malts and ripe fruits still on the flavor front, not as spicy though. Licorice is not really present anymore. Some complexity and flavors lost, somewhat better when a bit more fresh. Very tasty anyway.
Rating: 8-5-8-4-17 = 42
33 cl bottle. BBE 12.05.2013.
Originally rated on 20091227. (9-5-9-4-18)
Pours clear (without the yeast) mahogany red color with a medium-sized head, leaves some lacing. Lots of barnyard elements on the nose, sourish malts, yeast, a bit of toffee, sweet caramel and lots of ripe fruits. Some licorice and spices on the background also.
Flavor of caramel malts, spices, yeast, licorice, ripe and somewhat dried fruits and some subtle grassy notes. Very smooth palate with a sourish finish. Very complex and refined brew which seems to be at almost perfect age. Top notch.
fiammanghilla (645) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 33cl regalo!
Color ruggine con bella schiuma.
Odor di miele.
Corpo non troppo pesante, carbonazione fine.
Amara e abbastanza beverina, a tratti balsamica
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
tectactoe (2290) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Muddy, nearly opaque brown with a mahogany glaze; foamy, khaki head skims the top & settles as a soapy collar. Aroma of some slightly musty black cherry skins, dates, & prunes, though far on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Fruity esters, light licorice, clove, rotten banana mash, spicy Belgian yeast, & some sweet Candi sugar notes. Lightest tough of phenols. Flavor is earthy & slightly bitter up front with a good, pronounced hoppiness. Candi sugar lightens things up, adding some sweetness along with notes of raisin, prune, anise, & mildly stale toffee malts. Bready yeast, clove, fruity & spicy esters towards the finish with a lingering banana & date fruit combo. Mild alcohol, does not cross into vinous or tart grape territory as many Belgian dubbels (or strong ales) do. Nice stuff, although I prefer Bernardus Prior 8.
kapusil (643) - HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle. Reddish brown body, light brown head. The aroma is weaker than what I expected. It has some cocoa, bread and yeast notes. Taste of cocoa, caramel, yeast, plums and reisins. Medium bodied, silky texture. Very nice.
DwarfeD (1138) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Full body with low to medium carbonation. Quite some sweetness with some bitterness. Raisin, brown sugar, spices and herbs, dark ripe fruits and malts. A nice complex brew.
JorgeLee (1266) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Deep brown colour, a little murky, thin foam. Medium carbonation. Quite big flavours, sweet malty, yeasty, some spice, balanced bitterness.
Satyroneto (133) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor marrom (âmbar escuro) bem turva com espuma marfim cremosa de média formação e persistência de uma camada bem densa; quase sem lacing;
Aroma de ameixa, cereja, pão e álcool e um toque de licor de cassis;
Sabor de início frutado (ameixa, cassis) sem ser doce evoluindo para fim picante de moderado a intenso com amargor bem inserido. Com a evolução da temperatura também se percebe um sabor amadeirado no final; retrogosto bem picante e um pouco adstringente. Também se soma a esse retrogosto um toque amadeirado com a elevação da temperatura.
Corpo médio e carbonatação média/alta. Leve percepção de um corpo licoroso.
paulvanpelt (352) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazelnootbruin, kleine beige kraag. Aroma van rozijnen, mout, hop, karamel. Complex, zoet en licht bitter. Volle body, zacht, licht tot medium co2.
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dadels, apricot, orange, banana, pear T: banana, dadels, some zest O: extremly nice trappiste! Lots of taste that stays in mouth for a loooong time! Nice!!
WingdSoldier (60) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark red-brown Trappist, sweet aroma with hints of dried fruit, nuts and caramel. Personally, I find this one superior to it’s big brother.
Alusmamuts (493) - LATVIA - NOV 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Mania. Dark brown, almost black with medium creamy light brown head. MIld sweet aroma. Well balanced caraml and sourness taste with some touch of sweet, some kind of moderate "dry" sweetness. MIld bitter aftertaste on the tongue middle part. "Dimmed" fruity/floverly notes.