hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one and the 8..The main difference is the taste of the alcohol content. The 10 being a little stronger than the 8.Still a very drinkable high quality Trappist brew I highly recommend picking these up if you can find them sweet,malts,spice,creaminess it’s all here a true pleasure for sure!
lennertvdboom (1) - USA - NOV 20, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
You can taste all of the ingredients of the beer. I’ve been too the abby where they brew this beer, best beer so far. I hope to test the westvleteren
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Bottle. Tons of complexity in this one through entire beer. Pour is murky brown and copper. Thin head fades quickly, but remnants on edge of glass. Aroma and taste are malt, spice, alcohol, and almost a sweet syrup (tasted more of this as it warmed). Love the layered flavors in this one.
RUAmbivalence (1) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely delicious. I didn’t realize what I was getting till after I bought it then read the reviews on this site, and I most certainly agree. My new favorite by far.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely a strong brew. Smooth, Malty, and very complex. I could sense the alcohol coming through as the beer got a bit warmer. I found the particles floating around rather interesting. Very unique.
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
stick to english -hans...Pours the brownest of brown...big big mountain head....after awhile it dissipates into a pool of froth...great filthy lacing A+...nice bitters....and a super sweet and alcoholic...Raisins,spiced rum,prunes,liqueur...great wid cheese....complex,smooth and sneaky as hell...what a great aftertaste too....it really is warming in so many ways.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
thin tan head with a dark molasses-root beer like appearance, slight sedimentation in the beer, nose is of fig and plum very strong aroma. flavor is powerful, of rasens and other sweet flavors, very nice aftertaste. a beer of great depth and complexity, very very good
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cold 330ml bottle: Pours a dark opaque brown color with a thin layer of frothy tan bubbles and some lacing. Aroma and taste are of roasted malts, dark fruit, molasses and floral hops. Creamy texture, prickly carbonation and full bodied. Ending is dry and bittersweet with some alcohol bite and sour notes.
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 10, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best beer I have ever tried in my life....the holy grail of beer.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep brown with almost no head. aromas of dried pit fruits, molasses and spice. aromas carry through into the flavor, cherries, brown sugar, sweet malt. almost no hops. nicely carbed with a bubbley mouthfeel. very good beer.