worldbeertaste (1365) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown with a soapy, off-white, disappearing, head. Smells of red berry, dark malt, caramel, alcohol, and lots of malt and dark fruit. AMD and liquorice. Medium oily body with slightly prickly carbonation. Tastes of a trapping beet, complicated malt with roast, alcohol, figs, dried fruit, caramel and a fruity banana malty dry finish. Biscuit. It’s sweet with strawberry. I like it but it seems it need some time to develop. 6 month old bottled.
tabernae (174) - Latina, ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Che bella sorpresa questa Gregorius, provata ieri sera tra mille dubbi e invece subito al naso cominci a pensare, accidenti, molto fruttata, miele, caramello. in bocca frutti di bosco, ancora miele, caramello, liquirizia, una punta acida non so se voluta o era un difetto, per me ci stava bene. copro piuttosto snello, non da birra da quasi 10°, carbonazione media, finale asciutto.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - slightly hazy dark brown beer with a poor head retention; estery and perfumy with malty notes and hints of nougat and blood; full-bodied and pretty sweet; light residual sweetness in the finish with notes of prunes, caramel, esters and a warming alcohol kick; slightly spicy
zencigar (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great flavor, needs to warm up. A little more carbonation would go a long way.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mnoud (231) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013.01.21 - Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier - 11.2oz bottle in goblet glass. Bottle marked "brewed 2012/11". Pours a dark earthy chestnut brown. Little to no head, but a partial slick and a foamy ring. Aroma is a little weird, not really sweet as you’d assume. Dark malts and some unidentified smell. It smells like cherries almost. Mouthfeel is medium, a little bit creamy. Medium carbonation. Taste is interesting. Hard to describe but best thing I can think of is similar to Ommegang Three Philosophers, but the "cherry" is less prominent and there is a honey sweetness. So Three Philosophers as a braggot, maybe, to my taste. As it warms up there is a much better balance in the flavors and a bit of alcohol warmth on the back end. Tasty stuff. Worth an occasional purchase. Aroma 6/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20
pellegjr (390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of ACD, cheers Alex! clean chestnut pour w/ light fisheye head, sugar alcoholaroma w/ some savory meaty notes, slightly pithy with some moderate fig and date, very uniique and delicious!
Sikash (208) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark color with an off tan head. Aroma is nice sweet of malt and dark fruit (maybe cherries). Flavor is initially very sweet with a nice dry alcoholic finish. There are also noted of dark fruits, caramel, and banana. Mouthfeel is full and leaves a nice tingle in the belly. Overall this is a delicious beer and I like the take on a dark triple.
Scrapersnbeer (1253) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Austria’s premier big ale. Funky sugar-honey, dark fruits as found in many strong Belgian browns, and sourish smoke rounds out the aroma. Overall a sour flavor, combines elements of red wine, Flemish sour and French strong ales. The honey is present as a brown sugar sweetness. Light feeling, although sticky and chewy. Not what one prepares for when approaching a big beer from Austria.
Turboninja (55) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very organic and original taste unlike in Chimay for example. Strong aroma and bit of a vinegary flavor. Deep and valuable looking appearance. Semi-wide taste spectrum, which attacks quickly and also settles fast. The vinegary flavor is not my favorites.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Musty grapes on the nose.Ruby red, medium tan head. Very vinous flavor of red grapes (merlot) . Finishes earth and meaty, gamey even. Almost not a beer, more like a hearty, savory, dry red wine. Of all the Trappist beers, and I have now had at least one from each brewery, this was by far the most wine-like.