LeoPors (1) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the best beers i known. It’s a strong beer whit a nice aroma.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 The true champagne of beers. Dances on your tongue. Highly carbonated. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Taste is highly alcoholic. Hoppy and sweet. Slight aroma of berries. Excellent beer but, in my opinion, not quite on par with the St. Bernardus.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Served in Rochefort glass.
An all-time favourite.
Complex, fantastic aroma of all things dark + pears.
Warming and tasty enough to spend an evening on, although I can’t manage to not drink it at once.
Sregnar35 (989) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 This is a great belgian, but since I was so impressed by the 8, I was a bit dissapointed with this one. It just feels a bit muted, not quite strong enough to be a poweful abt. Not quite on par with St. Bernardus and Westvleteren.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Aroma has a lot of cherry and black currant along with something that faintly resembles toffee. Delicious cherry and plum flavors. Shockingly light tasting considering the strength of the beer. Wonderfully balanced. Full on fantastic beer.
Ednolb (17) - BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has got the best aroma ever. I have never had a beer that smelled better.
Complex flavor. Fruity with hints of chocolate.
flemdawg (537) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The last of the beers I had on my honeymoon, back in July. A best before date of 7/24/07. Dark brown body with a tan head and great lacing. Plums/prunes molasses and some cherries combined with earthy tones in the aroma. All of them were strong and hit me right out of the bottle. The taste brought forth rasins, prunes, cherries, molasses, breads, nuts and a bit of wood. Very tasty.
Ratman197 (10436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a hazy dark mahogany with an amber head. Aromas of cocoa, raisins,molasses, and toffee. Palate was crisp but smooth. Flavors of plum, a bit of cocoa, currants and many other flavors I’m having a hard time fiquring out. Very easy drinking and hides its alcohol well.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark like something that is really quite dark. rich palate like someone that owns lots of stuff. Aroma is the chocolate and raisins with brown sugar we expect but there is also an overtone of something else there which I don’t know what it is. Vanilla? yes but something else.... stupid brain and nose. Super sweet, sweet like prunes that have been covered in rum and raisin chocolate but it was bitter chocolate I guess because the finish is so dry you forget it was sweet, except you can still taste the sweet. And the finish has some pepper in it. Oh lovely lovely thing.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate:
A real winner this one. Everything I would want from a quad/abt. Cetainly a top notch beer. Almost black opaque body with a thick creamy head. Very sweet, lots of toffee and malts. Palate is glorious with the cliche ’like velvet’ springing to mind. Chocolate and toffee and other sweet stuff in the flavour but never too sickly like a Kasteel or something. Slight fruit in there too but nothing I can really put too much of a handle on. Alcohol is clearly there but never too much. A sweet chunky gem!