extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish brown with a thin (but initially very active) whitish head. Lots of malt and some fruits in the nose, though a bit weak. Flavors of dried fruits and malt with a bit of breadyness in the finish. I thought the flavor hid the alcohol well.
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt forward in aroma and flavor. Poured a deep golden color with a thin white head from a 750 bottle. Not my favorite abbey style ale I have had, but still pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chalicemaster (111) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty solid effort, but also not completely worthwhile. For an abbey, it feels a little underwhelming - all the usual elements are dulled, and there’s an unusual dusty finish. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very drinkable but there’s way better for less money.
loseratheart (110) - USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heard this one being compared to or even better than the Chimay Bleu. I disagree. While still good, doesn’t even come close in my opinion. Rich in flavor and robust in nature, the alcohol is too apparent. Pours a reddish color with a non existant head. Just couldn’t get a feel for the drink the whole way through.Aroma is that of fruit. While not bad at all, I expected something out of this world and was let down.
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastically dense and sweet pour with a thin head and exciting effervescence. The aroma is reminiscent of Newcastle with a slight nuttiness with a hefty amount of malt.
Flavor is intense with prevailing notes of toffee, whiskey, and a finish of malt with a lingering presence that simply begs for a young, flavorful gouda or medium-bodied washed rind cheese like pont l’eveque or saint nectaire for dessert.
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fig and smokey roasted malt smell with caramel and molasses.
Mahogany color with an off tan head and lots of action. Sediment was difficult to see and swirled a bit around and topped this off just in case.
Lots of flavors including a buttery roasted malt, caramel, molasses, and some fig with a sweet tea finish.
Medium to full bodied, buttery and resinous, lively soft carbonation, and an alcohol warming throughout.
Yummy and the buttery effect suggest the sediment was liquified.
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring a dark reddish brown beer with a slight off white head, this beer has a solid appearance. The aroma is slightly sweet malty fruit. The beer is smooth on the palate.
alcohol is slightly noticeable. the finish is smooth but leaves an unidentifiable after taste.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark cherry red. Thin khaki head. Fruity aromas. Malty, smells of tequila for some odd reason, nutty, sweet and smooth. Nice alcohol bite. Flavors of caramel, brown sugar, vegetables, hard liquor, tequila...odd. Pretty decent but definitely odd, maybe a bad batch? Has a solid flavor just a tad weird.
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice taste and aroma, this is a good thing to drink. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall I wasn’t to impressed with this one. Not to smooth, flavor was a little metallic and the alcohol present was more than I would like. Wont try again.