Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown, with a big head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and malty. Taste is sweet fruity, rasins and candy sugar. Some alcohol burning present. This is a very good beer
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Lovely dark amber/brown with decent head and lacing. Nose begins with rasin and currant, some plum and maple with to many others to pick out. Palate is dry with overpowering malt. Candied, chocolate, and other sweetness fades into a wonderful finish with little alch. noticable. Enjoy
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Pours dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Very sweet with aromas of prunes, nuts and alcohol. Has a strong, sweet finish for a while, then alcohol takes over. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Very nice.
norlem (8) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This heavy, brown ale has it all! And a lot of it all! A nice colour, creamy foam, spicy aroma, a thrilling malty taste and the famous long, extraordinarily well balanced aftertaste.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour with plenty of sediment under a big, foamy white head. Aroma is of yeast esters from clove to banana, as well as coriander, dried fruits, etc. Flavor is immensely complex Belgian yeast esters and spices. Solid malt in the background. Drier than I expected from an 11% beer, especially after having had Rochefort 8, which I felt had much more residual sugars in it. Very floral in overall flavor impression. Excellent.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Very complex.... You don’t really taste the alcohol very much.... However, it will warm the sou and make you want to quive with excitementl. Poured a very dark brown with a 2 inch head that slowly faded to a medium cap that stuck around throughout the glass, awesome nice lacing. Smells of sweet spiced plums & prunes and a little cherry, candied sugar and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet and slightly chocolatey, with dark fruits. Very rich and smooth. This is definitely a beer to savor. My highest rating to date...
Bugrat (61) - Cph. V, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What I like most about the Trappist’s is taht they seem to generate so complex beers with "just" hops, malt and yeast. I wery much like the "banana" in this beer, and I’m going to make some stuffed chokolade with this next week....
psychofab (2) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer, is very difficult choose Westvleteren 12 or Rochefort 10..
mentor (2) - Golden, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thick and dark with a one finger light brown head. Smells chocolate, toffee, raisin, pear, coriander, gentle orange, and mild alcohol. Taste is a delicious rummy caramel, brown sugar, licorice, toffee, and chocolate with a nice alcohol sting. Well balanced...utterly stunning.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2007 Pours deepest darkest purple, huge almond head. Dark fruit aroma. Flavor is mainly dark fruits with crystals malts, toffee, nutty, cocoa, chocolate, some light fruits apples, pears, raisons, fruits and spicy but with sweetness balancing it out. Alcohol is hardly there but definitiely warming, carbonation is very high and I like it, easy to drink, taste great. Excellent beer.