mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap at Burp Monk in New York with Tim Dziubek and Anuj Kumar. This was a very nice mildly bitter and full bodied beer. The color is a deep and dark amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is hoppy with a very sweet underlying flavor.
I wish this were not my last beer of the night. The full alcoholic body knocked me out!
migwell (41) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The juicy liquid fruitcake palate includes dark fruit sugar, dried figs, faint banana, and a trace of biscuit suspended in a very creamy, moussey beer. First up is brown sugar followed by raisins and plums. Next is the licorice followed by a lingering herbal sweetness. The 10% ABV is not very noticeable. The beers tastes like it smells, which is refreshing. It pours a hazy dark tea amber under a 3" rocky off-white foam cap that slowly dissipates into clingy clumps of finely bubbled foam. The beer lines the glass with lace and upon swirling shows a hint of legs. Smell of date and prune was almost immediate along with black plum and some light Damsen nippiness. Also a lot of brown sugar and apricot sweetness. As you drink there is also a deep boozy aroma that sneaks into the nostrils and detracts from the taste somewhat, ridiculously feather-light, almost to the point of having a flattened body... while you don’t overtly taste the alcohol, it certainly thins out and helps float the beer across the palate.
Question: What would Ernest Hemingway think of the above style of writing? Same as me, probably. (All quoted from a single page of another beer rating site.)
Anywho, this is a pretty good Trappiste, full bodied and heavy with a big dose of dark fruit. I would say that the alcohol is more up front than in the better Trappistes, but this is a damn fine brew. Consumed in a nice (nicer than their beer!) Stella Artois glass.
redknob (17) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours and sits pretty. Smells like banana candy. Sweet and sour cherry flavour with rich, thick texture. Like over ripe fruit. Sweetness and volume of flavour hides the strength of alcohol.
Ester_ (114) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber -brown colour. Aromas of caramelized malt, Belgium yeast and spices. Flavours of caramelised malt, Belgium yeast, spices, candy sugar, candied fruits. Round mouthfeel. Couleur ambrée. Arômes de malt caramel, levure belge et épices. Saveurs de malt caramel, levure belge, épices, sucre candi, fruits confits. Alcool bien camouflé, rond en bouche.
mjansen1310 (40) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours brown with a white head. The taste is really full. Fruity, yeasty, caramel. Top class stuff!
DroolYeast (293) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home.
Aroma of caramel, alcohol, some fruit.
Clear amber with big off-white head. Tiny lasting. Moderate+ sweetness, light sweetness. Full body, oily texture, sweet alcohol finish, light+ carbonation.
Cantabrian (877) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can’t say that I was too impressed with this beer. In spite of many perfect features, there’s something about that "tutti-fruti" flavour that reminded me cheap bubble gum from times of yore.
ippers (17) - - DEC 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie kleur en uitnodigende geur. Smaak is heerlijk zoet maar ook nog is met een mooie afdronk. Wat een top bier!
s_hartshorne (1741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle head of steam Huddersfield. Golden thin head. Aroma is yeast fruit banana. Taste same lots of pepper cream nice bitter finish. Great full mouthfeel. V good.
Alusmamuts (493) - LATVIA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown cloudy with medium off-white head. Yeasty aroma with fruity and spirit notes. Sour-sweet fruity yeat taste with touch of bitter.
pbmarsh (1) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
big time banana on the nose. Raw nuts, bread, sweet-malt.full body, thick feel. Sweet, warming, boozey finish. Really great stuff here.