wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
300 ml bottle from the supermarket a dark brown colored beer aroma of burn malts caramel and some spices taste sweetness with some spices and a bitter finish good balanced
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark translucent mahogany, with decent slightly beige head. Sweet malts, chocolate and caramel to the nose, and similarly rich on the palate with the addition of ripe fruits. Very well balanced and blended, and overall a very quaffable Trappist beer.
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber to red with a thick foamy to creamy head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and a bit alcohol. Wonderful taste that starts bitter and hoppy with sweetness and malt kicking in just a bit later, very well balanced. Finish is long, dry and bittersweet. Good carbonation and a creamy texture. Love this.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild but complex aroma of sweet spices, toasted nuttiness and a little warming alcohol. The flavour also has alcohol and some gentle caramel and toastedness. Warming and nicely complex but a little dull.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a clear mahogany beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, fruit with notes of alcohol. The flavor is malt, sweetness and caramel. The palate is sweet. Overall a good beer.
teddybeer (2422) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap 30cl trappist cup. Toasted head and brwn colour; with caramel aroma. Sweetness to the palate. From my point of view it is not a real bock but a "special" trappist beer. Easy to drink and favourable to finish the night...
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750 ml bottle (2007) from 1828 Vintage House) Pours dark clear tea-colored brown with a very tall, quickly rising tan head with each pour. Aroma of chocolate and brown sugar with Band Aid. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, lightly pebbly and maybe lightly chalky, perhaps a touch fizzy. Flavor of chocolate, light brown sugar and lightly sour, tangy red wine. Quite phenolic initially. Also kind of hot and boozy all around for just a 7% beer. This bottle may be slightly off, a little infected. Kind of a strange example of a dunkler bock, seems like there is some Belgian influence (which I’m not sure is beneficial in this case).
dutchbeerpages (1685) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hmmm, aroma of french crapes with strawberry jam with some alcohol through it. Head is big and uneven on a ruby red beer.
The taste is good too, but the hoppyness is a little bit too much.
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, kinda mahoganyish pour, some beige big bubbled foam. nose is sweet with caramel malts and dried fruits. flavor is similar , easy drinking not a ton of mouth feel but nice
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Unclear dark brown with a big, slowly-diminishing, beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plums and other dark fruits. Sweet malty taste with some caramel, toastiness, some nuts, light licorice hints, dark fruits, a bit of spiciness and alcohol and metal notes. Medium-bodied.