Zenonymous (4) - twin oaks, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is just through and through a good solid beer. The color, taste,palate are all exactly my style. May not fit a classic profile, but its an outstanding example of exactly what it is. Good stuff!
thebeerdoctor (3) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this in a four pack twelve ounce format. One bottle is plenty. A great ale that (I repeat) should not be served cold! Forget comparisons with its Belgian brethren, this is a unique American tribute to a unique American musician. Very complex, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, plum. A jolt of alcohol in the finish, as it should be: Straight No Chaser.
JNeri (3) - Chicago, USA - OCT 12, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I originally ordered this beer because I’m a jazz enthusiast. I had never heard of it before but was intrigued by the name and the label. It is served in a very attractive trappist glass that reflects the label. It pours dark and laces nicely. Very deeply brown, almost black in color, and in fact looks nearly identical to the one Thelonious is holding on the label, but with less head. Fruity notes, a very inviting but understated aroma. A perfectly astounding experience throughout. When I’m asked for beer recommendations, this is always my first suggestion.
jdtucker80 (2) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect mouth feel with a meat and sauerkraut meal. Slight fruit taste. Thick with bacteria and yeast feel. Great Head. Place in freezer for 18 minutes for perfect temp.
jjmoore2 (2) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This goes on the top of my list in regards to one of the best Belgian Strong Ales. Very aromatic and rich flavored. I can especially taste the malt coffee and bread taste, and the herbs from the hops. Does not leave an after taste, and leaves your palate clean and refreshed.
tezz_78 (2) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a good belgian style beer that hit the spot. My advice is do not drink this on an empty stomach or the 9.4% alcohol will smack you to sleep.
that_Guy (2) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pairs well with vanilla bean ice cream and pineapple. Good any time, but great with a mild dessert.
ncohafmuta (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milky chocolate color with a tan head. Aroma is domainated by burnt caramel with hints of orange fruits and yeast.
Flavor is more caramel, molasses, malty with a spicy yeatiness.
Palate is steely with a fairly long finish.
FreeRadikal (1) - - JUL 9, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, fruity, good viscosity, I love this style of beer so I’m head over heeals for it.
gossamer (1) - - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark amber with a frothy head. The beer has a fruity nose. I was impressed that it really tastes like a traditional abbey style ale. Strong finish. Very impressed.