MichelV (6) - Beveren, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unique style of Trappists, caramel and prunes, only sad point: watch out for the huge bottle deposit when served out of the house..
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Plump Jack. Pours black with no light passing through. Persistant brown head even to the last sip. Aroma of toasted almonds. Suspended particles. Near perfect beer.
GRM (3122) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 33 cl, expiry date: 10 08 10; eye: muddy brown, nice caramel head, suspended particles, nice lacing; nose: caramel, roasting, alcohol, liqueur-like, mouth: creamy, aerial and oily texture, caramel, alcohol, long finale where bitterness, caramel and tobacco trade the leading role
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, date de péremption : 10 08 10; oeil : brune boueuse, belle mousse caramel, matières en suspension, belle dentelle; nez : caramel, torréfaction, alcool, liquoreux; bouche : texture crémeuse, aérienne et huileuse, tabac, caramel, alcool, finale relativement longue où l’amertume, le caramel et le tabac s’échangent le premier rôle
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep murky brown, huge tan rocky head. Nose was very rich with notes of plum, raisin toast, caramelized fig, and toffee, with lesser tones of cherry and angel food cake. Flavor up front is all about dark fruits and soft booze. It rounds out nicely with a soft push of woodsy bitterness. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, lightly bittersweet, dark fruity finish. This is a fantastic late night sipper that is one of the best in it’s class.
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer was absolutely amazing. I had the 8 and it was delicious. After tasting this beer I felt like touching myself; It was that good. It was too cold when poured so I had to wait a few minutes to truly enjoy the essence of this beer. Once the wait was over the flavors and true colors of this beer came out. It is a must have!
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/brown color with great head. Powerfull flavor sweet and with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. It’s very strong and I actually liked it better at a low temperature.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The 11 oz. bottle poured a cloudy (it was bottle conditioned), dark reddish brown beverage with small fizzy white head that did not last long (probably due to the high alcohol warmth) and left very little lacing on the glass. The aroma was quite sweet and fruity dominated by banana with notes of raspberry, plum and assorted dried fruits. The body was quite full with lively carbonation and a smooth somewhat oily texture. The flavor started off quite sweet with berries coming out on the side and back of the tongue. The finish was long with a decided alcohol warmth and the sweetness persisted.
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, taste-wise: instant smiles. Big flavours, similar to the 8 but richer, and warmer going down (courtesy of its well hidden alcohol content). deservedly well renowned beer, didn’t knock me completely off my feet like i thought it might. still thoroughly reccommended!
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a dark cloudy brown with a very small head that rimmed the glass. At first it was too cold and the flavor was masked but as it warmed I realized this was one of the best beers in the world. The alcohol was very strong but it was a good strong. This was very malty and did not have much hop flavor at all. There was flavor of dark fruits and a wine like taste. I could drink this everyday if it wasnt so expensive.
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Re-rate; 11/25/2007 - Heavy; about sums it up. Alcohol is too pronounced, too much, too much.