ddesruez (5) - san francisco, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I just had this beer and i have to accept it’s absolutely one of the best beers I ever tasted. Only the Sint Bernardus 12 seems to be close. The taste is very full and has a kind of wooden taste. The Westvleteren 8 is absolutely more fruity, but less exceptionnal.
I absolutely recommend the beer and the website that helped me to get the beer for a good price (even if i don’t know if this is allowed in my review: http://westvleteren12.webs.com/ )
linusb (10) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell: Banana & apricot
Taste: Apricot & raisins
Sweet sherry tone. It's nice, but I'm not sure I'm very in to the style...?
sk75 (9) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the Greats for sure.
It pours a dark brown colour with an off white head.
It hasa fruity sweet smell with a hint of herbs.
It tastes sweet like plums and raisins with a slight alcohol after taste which is not bad considering its 11.5%.
The mouthfeel is full with average carbonation.
Overall, I can’t find much to fault.
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Trappists are so wonderful, plum dried fruit, caramel in the back, pured dark brown nice thin head not too much co2. Lightly booze yet refreshing in its own way. A++++
TtV (71) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown with fast fading caramel coloured top. Aroma is heavy sweet. Taste is complex with sweetness at first and an aftertaste with some mild bitterness. When I drank this for the first time (some years ago) it was one of my favourites, but I don’t like it too much lately. Has something changed?
guzgorog (260) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brune marron foncé, mousse noisette relativement génereuse. Nez excessivement complexe : gateau, marron, noisette, fruits secs, moka, raisin, caramel, vin de noix. Bouche très complexe de pudding, caramel, raisin noir, cognac, fruits secs. Vraiment impressionnant, très bon. Longueur en bouche assez exceptionnelle, gout evolutif. Une dégustation qui se prolonge pour un plaisir renouvelé à chaque gorgée. Corps puissant, crémeux, alcoolique, légère amertume, bonne carbonation. Une des meilleures bières du monde. Ca donne envie d’oublier une caisse à la cave pour la gouter à divers stades de sa maturation !
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle at Klepsydra Bar, Athens Greece. Dark ruby color, slightly hazy with a thin beige head. Aromas of intense caramel and malts. Taste of dark fruits, plums, raisins, burnt caramel, dark sugar, yeast. Sweet aftertaste, pretty long. Full body with medium carbonation.
joserabelo (10) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Maravilhosa. Adoro esta cerveja. Drinkability elevado. Cheiro muito bom. Equilibradissima.
LasseVPedersen (243) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark brownish color with beige stable head. Wow, just wow. Everything you could possible want. Rich aroma: Green tea, plums, dried fruits, caramel, grapes. Rich, complex flavour. (Dark) Fruits, sweet malts, caramel, hobs, thick, sticky body. Warming. Perfection on bottle. Full bodied. Syrup-like. Wow. So much to notice and be aware off.
markoijelena (313) - SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0.33l at Carrefour Supermarket Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Aroma of black fruits (black currant and plum),brown sugar , maybe caramel.Taste is so complex, full rich taste in your mouth.What a perfection.
Slaz (46) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a greyish head. Smells and tastes a bit like grapes and raisins, almost slightly wine-like. The aftertaste is warmly alcoholic, and holds tones of caramel to go with it. My bottle had a thick layer of fibers on the bottom. This is one of the finest enjoyment-beers I?ve had this year!