BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark bear with a small light brown head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is dominated by raisins, some prums and other dark fruits. The same you find back in the flavor. Some alcohol warming at the end.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#200. Rated 7/21/07. Been waiting for this one for a long time. Pours a dark, cloudy cola color. Nice off-white head. Thick lacing coats the glass. Some sediment. Aroma emerges from behind its frothy veil as the beer warms and the head settles. I picked up a veriety of dark fruits, root beer, and cream. The flavor is very similar to the 8. Mostly creamy cola flavors, with intermitent dark fruits and fantastic malts. I can’t emphasize the creaminess of this beer enough. You can spend an hour with this masterfully crafted beer and pick up slightly different aromas and flavors with every smell and taste. Beautiful in every aspect from start to finish. Best beer I’ve had to date.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nera quantita di aromi indescivibili cosi come qal palato retrogusto lunghissimo o ti piace o non ne bevi nemche un goccio
amazinglopedo (15) - USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good beer. Pours dark brown with tan lacy head. Beautiful boquet smell. Flavor is sweet but not too sweet and lot less alcohol taste than i would expect from an 11.3% beer. Very good overall, not quite the explosion of flavors found in the Westy 12 but my #2 ranked Trappist. And I can now say I have had all of the Belgian Trappist beers.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. I/ve been waiting to try this one for quite awhile. Pours surprisingly dark with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and yeast. Flavor was very boozy and caught me off guard. Still very nice.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a average size off-white head that is mostly diminishing but leaving good lacing. The aroma is of cereal and the belgian yeast. The flavor is of belgian yeast, along with some banana, raisin and hints of vanilla. The body is medium to full with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottle. Great looking dark brown brew. Raisin and fruit flavor, quite sweet. Very well balanced with a kick of alcohol at the end.
Defreni (2942) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Flaske. Fantastisk øl. Duft af nødder og en anelse karamel. SMagen r af en anden verden med en rigtig god alkohol, der brænder men absolut ikke er sprittet. Brilliant.
Rerate: En perfekt 5 efter en aften med 3 fantastisk lagret 10ere i træk. Suveræn.
GenoG (12) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich mahogany dark color that leaves a tan head that remains throughout most of the sitting.
Smell is of roasted malts. Very subtle dried fruits?
Taste is where this is always an experience. I have had about 4 of these in the past year, and I always find a different subtle note I did not remember from previous tastings, chocolate, dark, and sweet, fruits, malty, I could go for another one right now
This is a very carbonated, mouthfeel that lingers on my tongue.
I usually try to keep two of these in my cellar at all times.
thomahan (31) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of flavor, with bread, roast and alcohol. Long aftertaste from the malt.