RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, - NOV 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark brown beige frothy head spicy and fruity aroma, complex taste with dried fruits, spice level of bitterness is spot on. Struggling to articulate how good this beer is, Iím not big on superlatives but this beer is stupendous.
NiekHart (3) - Haren, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark beer.
Caramel, black, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, lively, long finish,
UXO (866) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: mostly clear deep amber with two growing fingers of fluffy light tan head, excellent retention and minimal lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate, bread, honey, spices. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (10/10) Palate: medium-full body, lively carbonation, semi-dry medium duration gently warming finish. (4/5)
Not as light and easy-drinking as the 6, not as complex and interesting as the 10. Donít get me wrong - still a pretty darned good beer, but Iím not sure Iíd bother with this particular one again, seeing how it kind of bridges the gap between its two brethren. (17/20)
Dal9000 (317) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled at 2015 Dayton Alefest = pours dark malt with no head. Delicate hint of sweet spiced caramel but very soft. Creamy finish.
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taylorderek (36) - - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip glass. The copper body produces a large head with a moderate thickness that dissipates to about an inch high after a few minutes. The beer is very carbonated and yet gentle on the tongue with a short finish. A fruity aroma is coupled with a sour/semisweet flavour.
robinn93 (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home. Purs a dark brown beer with a good head. Very sweet, dried fruits, lots of spices.
XeniaU (1) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep, overwhelming taste of bread, amazing smell and a sweet, lovely aftertaste. This is an amazing example of trappist belgian beer.
Zakoon (286) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is raisins, prunes, caramel, nutty, yeast and belgian candi sugar. Flavour is medium sweet. Medium bodied, a little lively carbonation. Finish is dark dried fruits and a hint of alcohol. I like the big brother much better.
Kleurplaatje (100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark brown with a beautiful, thick, lasting off-white head. Fair amount of sediment in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, a tad of alcohol, loads of malts and dried fruits, raisins, plums, spices as well... Complex indeed, and almost amazing. Didnít like the alcoholic smell though. Despite being not that strong, it kind of bugs me a bit. Tastewise, Iíve got nothing to complain. Beautiful soft, almost creamy-like taste of nuts, chocolate, dark fruits, great yeasty notes, spices, some sweet-breaded notes, cloves, liquorice. Nice smooth bitterness towards the end, soft sweet and spicy in the aftertaste. Truly beautiful. Beautiful creamy texture, full bodied... Smoother than its stronger brother and therefore, the 8 is just one up on the 10. True silk in the glass. Its smoothness accompanied with itís great complexity and wonderful balance, makes this brew a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Perfection at its finest.
efeesse (246) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong, strong beer, with dark color, strong body, average carbonized, (bought a 33cl bottle in Gent supermarket).
altonbrownd (3956) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/16/2006 12:51:26 PM Bottle at home. Another fantastic Belgian ale. Tall, creamy head. Fruity flavor. Very similar to the 10, bit less alcohol. Tastes spicy and becomes increasingly strong.