daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark nearly opaque amber with a nice pale head. Aroma is very fruity, a mixture of raisin, molasses, and maybe cherry? This beer is lively but not over-carbonated - it had a steady stream of bubbles throughout.
Taste is intense. A heavy alcohol mixed with sour cherry and yet a little on the sweet side. Body is heavy, you can almost chew this one. Almost no bitter, not even at the end. The finish is a long lasting alcohol warmth.
I’m not one for tripels but this one is a keeper. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Overall, this is a really good example of a dark tripel.
xlts (10) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours slighly hazy, red-brownish body, nice white head. aroma is belgian-like, very sweet and pleasant. sweet, low bitterness, definitely full-bodied, some notes of alcohol. nothing really exceptional, yet it’s not boring at all. i imagine it would be a good choice for food pairing.
AgentAle (428) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is apple, pear, beligian sugar candy, wild yeast and biscuit. Taste is very well balanced. Dark fruit flavour with a smooth bitterness amd warm mouth feel to finish. Body is a clear dark amber with a bubbly head that retains well.
Monchito_IPA (114) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huele a alcohol y sabe a alcohol. Muy dulce y ligeramente afrutada. Desde luego no es mi estilo. Para maridar.
AVLarsen (42) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic barley wine. Vert fruity and fresh despite the 10,5 pct. Good as a starter or with red meat.
azzie (59) - - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy liquid, red color like caramelized sugar with water. Big head, strong and steady. Medium to soft carbonation. Full body, lightly bitter, heavy to medium sweetness. Fruity aroma, could taste melon. Very good.
veceo (243) - CROATIA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red amber color, huge tan head and fair amount of lacing. Full body, lively carbonation. Aroma is caramel malts, overripe fruits, yeast, spices, dark fruits. Very, very sweet. Too sweet for my taste. Other than that, it’s very good.
westler (55) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, light brown mighty head. Very malty and chocolate aroma. The taste is overwhelmingly sweet, nearly hiding the coffee and chocolate aroma. Only light bitterness.
nathanvc (12) - - APR 12, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is simply amazing, with hints of caramel, coffee, perhaps even chocolate. The colour is a dark red, but not completely black. The head stays on nicely and is white/brown. In terms of taste it is medium sweet and medium bitter. It has a lively carbonation and a creamy feel. Very strong. Perfection does not exist, but this is close. A must drink and one of my personal favourites.
txitxi40230 (72) - - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super bouteille, belle mousse bien dense, en goût, le caramel et houblon, épicé grille et sucre, faible bulles, goût fort mais s échappe rapidement.. Excellente bière que je recommande.
AbbeyRoade (259) - Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic Belgian strong ale! Although the ABV is 10.5%, the alcohol is not overwhelming at all. Yeasty, typical abbey notes and flavors. Great brew.