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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (513) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Etiquetage assez limite pour une bière qui se veut du haut de gamme. Présentation visuelle correcte : couleur sombre, mousse beige épaisse, … Arômes intéressants de raisins mûrs, avec une pointe de noix, et du café moka. Mais le problème réel est dans le goût, trop sur l’amertume pour ce genre de bière, et qui ne passe jamais à l’équilibre. Grand défaut quand on veut beaucoup de points … La longueur fait passer une pointe de genièvre et de citron. C’est dire si on va loin dans l’amertume pour une bière foncée... Et l’alcool, contrairement à l’idée admise, n’arrange rien. Il réchauffe l’ambiance, certes, mais ne sucre pas. La levure est faible pour ce niveau de brassage, quoique douce. En finale, on reste donc un peu interrogateur : certes on a vu passer du 22° plato, mais on n’est jamais parvenu à un stade d’admiration pour ce brassin. Et pourtant, il avait toutes les possibilités de le faire... ________________________________________ an après, c’est chose faite... Longueur quasiment pas amère, bien pleine et entière, avec de la finesse et de la profondeur. Bière très intéressante.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle 330ml at Plonk, Canberra. Masterpiece. Aromas of caramel, nuts, biscuit, and a hint of butter; alcohol is well hidden. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is sticky, and full bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daskrabs (2) - USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
Delicious. I love the fruit and sweetness on the nose. Rich and complex in character. Caramel toasted notes.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Had this at the beer dinner at Steak 954. It was an impeccable beer. Malty with a hint of hops. Right down my flavor lane.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ErikDavid (11) - - MAY 7, 2014
An outstanding example of a Belgian Quad, deep alcohol notes that aren’t one dimensional they express lovely in flavor and aroma. Some haze but nothing to complain much about. Love it, would love to have on draft.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
The first thing that struck me with this surprise purchase is how incredibly smooth it is -- in what other Belgian do you find 12 ABV cloaked this elegantly? Dark, secretive, mesmerizingly fragrant and moreish: A perennial favorite.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 25 cL bottle. Pours deep brown/black with light brown head. Aroma is fruity (plum and raisins), hops, coffee and malt. Taste has the same in a wineous blend - and what a perfect blend! Fruit, coffee and wineous are the keynotes that I would put to this beer. I have a new favourite!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
This is the closest you gonna get to a Westvleteren 12, forget St-Bernardus. This is the one !!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle conditioned, very dark with a good head, sweet malt aroma, very sweet malt, fruit and toffee taste, the high alcohol is not apparent at first but lingers after you swallow.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Bold, brown body, solid tan head. Nice caramel, pear, wood, leaves. Delicious fatty, sweet flavour revealing even more complexities, such as spices and pine. Well balanced carbonation/alcohol backup. Reminds me of a Westvleteren 12 albeit not as smooth. Amazing beer that shows it?s hops and malts in heaps. (7,95 EUR, 75cl bottle)


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