sonotono (132) - torino, ITALY - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
COlore rosso scuro, marrone, molta schiuma.
Odore frutta matura, fichi secchi, alcool, caramello, leggero vinoso.
Sapore fruttato, caramellato, leggero tostato, dolce ma tagliato bene dallíamaro finale. Frizzantezza medio-alta, alcool ben nascosto ma molto corposa.
Martin__ (15) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2015 Bottle (expiry date - X 2020).
Aroma: from the bottle: dark chocolate, alcohol, quite roasty too.
Appearance: black, cloudy (almost pure black colour) with minimal head.
Taste: heavy bodied with heavy bitterness, dark belgian chocolate and fresh roasted coffee beans, alcohol is present as well. Reminds me a bit of belgian chocolates with strong acohol (kind of liquor) filling. Actually sweetness is less than medium.
Full bodied. oily, with medium carbonation and long coffee-bitter finish.
The best beer Iíve drank so far, I guess. Iím tippytoing more and more towards belgian styles. I like them.
Tariczny (73) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark brown with red and ruby tones. Nice big head caused by carbonation I think. Great lacing.. Aroma: pharmacy, cloves, cinammon, resin and herbs/flowers. Taste: toffi, cloves, christmas gingerbread herbs, a bit of good quality mead and alcolic aftertaste with low bitterness and sweet gingerbread tones. Oily and quie full body. High carbonation. In mouth sense: It creates some kind of spicy alcolic aftertaste combined with hint of milk chocolate. Very intersting beer, quite nice for long winter evenings, it causes really nice heating feeling
jackafholmes (713) - - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is prune and plum, raisins and toffee Taste is sweet, savoury and humming with alcohol. Carbonation is on the fizzy side, medium body with oily mouthfeel. Very nice.7
willisread (946) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a dark brown with a huge, latte colored soapy head that dissipates then leaves a nice film throughout. Lots of dark fruit on the nose: plum, raisin, prune along with sorghum, bread pudding, star anise, clove and nutmeg. Taste is fairly similar with lots of combinations of the flavors above standing out at different times. Hides the ABV fairly well, but still has some slight booziness. Finish is dry with that classic Belgian yeast characteristic. Very solid, but I prefer the Rochefort 8 all day.
walrussell (179) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark hazy brown.
Raisins, prunes, brown sugar, overripe banana
Sweetish, but surprisingly dry for the abv. Very full body. Chocolatey.
This is a little too intense for me, but very very good.
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, blue currants, licorice, red wine, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, mild bitter, well balanced and long lasting. Body is medium, texture is creamy and carbonation average. A favourite.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really bubbly compared to Abt12, but very good. Sweet caramel taste. Has that real Belgian taste you just donít get in American versions. Lots of bread yeast notes in the smell and taste. Some dark fruit taste. Hints of spice. Just a really great beer.
RasmusAberg (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely great, I would say this is the second-finest of the Trappist beers. Very dark, rather strong aroma, and with a strong taste that stays with you for a while. Easy to find in Belgium.
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Brussels. Nice amber body with white head. Nose is perfumy, sweet, fruity. Taste is fruits, raisins, plums, candy. Very creamy, warming. Nicely done beer!